Sunday, January 30, 2011
Homemade "They aren't Tater Tots" and a Pot Roast
It was a good day at the Farmers Market in Wayland. They were having local wineries as well as the usual stuff. We tasted the wines and as usual we bought some but now I can't figure out why. Perhaps it was the excitement of getting to taste wine again even though we aren't anywhere near good wine. Ok ok, don't get all uppity with me. I am used to wine tasting in Sonoma and my tastes are just not "refined' enough for the wine here. That is why I bought a bottle of Pumpkin wine.
Really! You will have to come over and taste it. It is very INTERESTING (nice way of saying weird). The Ginger beer in this picture is wonderful. It is 7% alcohol and I think it would make a GREAT Moscow Mule. Dr Food said "but it already has alcohol in it" and *I* said "and?"
I also bought Watermelon radish and celeriac at the farmers market. I served them before dinner with some onion dip. We had Sam the critic for dinner last night so I also had potato chips for him.
I also fried up some tortilla chips. So for dinner I was making a pot roast and homemade tater tots. I saw this recipe in my new cookbook "One Big Table" by Molly O'Neill" and I thought that Sam would like them. What kid doesn't like tater tots? Well, I was off the mark on these because they really were more of an adult taste than a real tater tot. I think I like the over processed ones better. So ...
WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING
DO NOT CALL THESE TATER TOTS in front of kids. I am not saying don't make them. I liked them. Just do not break your kids heart by telling them they are tater tots. They have celeriac in them for gods sake. I should have known. Although I made them with my own bacon. Did I tell you I made my OWN bacon? I told you that already? 100 times? Ohgoaway. No not really. You have to finish reading this post. Mom? Are you there?
So here are the "They aren't Tater Tots". Lots of work but good. Frankly *I* rather have just a plain ole potato pancake.
MY OWN BACON.
Local beef! Yum. I think Dr Food is scared that I will be hanging a side of beef in the garage next. It is cold enough in there. I wonder...hmmm.
Pot roast smothered with onions. This recipe is the best. All it is:
3-4 lb Pot Roast
2 Tbl Paprika
2 Tbl Flour
2 tsp salt
Mix Paprika, Flour and salt. Dredge pot roast. Brown in 2 Tbl of vegetable oil. Slice 4 onions and put half on the bottom of the dutch oven with the pot roast on top. Cover pot roast with rest of the onions. Simmer for 3 hours. Yum.
Here are the "Not really Tater Tots"
What am I doing for dinner tonight? It is healthy. I am making Korean Tofu Stew. I will give you a sneak peak so that you will be excited for the next post.