Sunday, September 11, 2016

K.C.C.O. Grilled Baked Potato™

This is a great recipe the last days of summer, tailgating or anytime.

I've used a broiler, but this also perfect outside on the grill.

I've also used real bacon and sour cream,  but you can vegan bacon or bacon bits, Greek yogurt or vegan sour cream instead.

4 medium to large potatoes
3 T. fresh chives
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper
1/2 c. each: sour cream, Chopped onions, shredded cheese
1/4 c. each: butter, crumbled bacon
2 cloves Chopped and crushed garlic

Rinse potatoes, cut bad parts from potatoes if needed.

Peel, rinse, chop onions and garlic.

Rinse and chop chives.

Pierce potatoes down the middle, and 3 times across with a paring knife. Don't go all the way through. You want to keep the potatoes together. This will hold the rest of ingredients in.

Place potatoes on a microwave safe plate and cook for 4 - 5 minutes.

Cook bacon to desired crispness. Remove bacon from pan and place on a paper towel lined plate.

Remove potatoes from microwave.

Add desired fixings, omit sour cream.

Wrap potatoes with aluminum foil and place on a cooking sheet. Place under the broiler or on the grill.

Broil or grill for 20 - 40 minutes or until done.

Be careful unwrapping the potatoes, the foil may be hot.

To serve:  Transfer to plate. Top with sour cream if desired.

Serves 4.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Easy Huevos Rancheros™

This is an easy recipe for breakfast or anytime. 

8 each: corn tortillas, eggs
1/8 - 1/4 tsp each: salt, pepper
1 c. prepared salsa
1 can drained, black or pinto beans
2 - 5 T. oil (adjust amount needed)
1 clove garlic crushed, chopped
2 - 3 T. butter

Peel, crush and chop garlic. 

Place beans, garlic in a microwave safe bowl. Toss with some of the oil, salt, pepper. Cook for 1 - 2 min.

Preheat sauté pan to medium high heat. Lower heat, add some of the oil. Fry tortillas on 1 side for 1 - 3 min. Turn tortilla over and fry on other side for 1 - 3 min. more or until crisp. Repeat process with remaining tortillas. Transfer to a plate.

Remove bowl with the beans from microwave. Cover bowl with a small plate to keep warm.

Add butter to pan. Crack 2 eggs into pan. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Cook for 1 - 2 min until desired doneness. Repeat process with remaining eggs. Add more butter if needed. 

To serve: Place 2 tortillas on a plate. Top each tortilla with an egg. Spoon some of the beans on the plate. Spoon some of the salsa over eggs. 

Serves 4.