Who said potato salad had to be boring? Or egg salad, for that matter! This deconstructed salad combines the best of both worlds, and is versatile to be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
- 2 ounces sliced or slab bacon, cut crosswise into ¼-inch strips
- ¾ pound tiny potatoes, halved if larger than a ping pong ball
- Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
- 1 small shallot, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
- 1 tablespoon (or more) white wine vinegar
- 4 cups (lightly packed) summer greens, such as arugula, baby romaine, and/or mustard greens
- 2 cups mixed herb leaves, such as parsley, chives, and/or chervil
Carefully lower eggs into a medium saucepan of boiling water and cook 6 minutes. Drain and transfer eggs to a bowl of ice water; set aside.
Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until fat is starting to render but bacon is not yet crisp, about 4 minutes. Add potatoes; season with salt and pepper. Cook, shaking pan occasionally, until potatoes are tender and cooked through, 8–10 minutes. Remove from heat and add shallot, mustard, and vinegar; toss to coat.
Toss greens and herbs in a large bowl, add warm potatoes and toss again to coat; season with salt, pepper, and more vinegar, if desired. Peel and halve eggs; arrange over potatoes and greens.
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If you are an introvert and shy away from using your voice or your presence to address inequality, there are still a number of things you can do to improve things. Here’s a starter list for you to consider.
1. Contribute money. Money is power, and giving money to groups that work to combat inequality is a straightforward way to shift power to those having less of it.
2. Vote for candidates working to reduce inequality.
3. Decline positions that reinforce inequality. Do you belong to some organization that fosters inequality? Consider resigning or asking the leaders of the organization to better balance the group so it is more equal.
4. Educate yourself. Find good sources that deal with the inequalities you see and will give you better insight into the problems and how they can be solved.
5. Amplify voices dealing with inequality. If you can, help share the voices of people trying to address inequality so others can hear them.
6. Address your elected officials. Besides voting, you can prod your elected officials to do more to address inequality. Most elected officials are interested to hear what you say and even for an introvert it is not that hard to speak up to them.
7. Educate others. This may be harder for you, but consider ways you can share what you have learned and try and find ways to communicate to others existing inequalities and how they might be addressed.
This isn’t an exhaustive list, but it will start you on your way to help push back against the inequality you see in the world.
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Summer Greens with Mustardy Potatoes and Six-Minute Egg - Recipes
10 Foods That Are Healthier Than You Think. All-Blue are medium-sized potatoes with smooth, deep blue skin. Today’s feature is my go-to, favorite Red, White & Blue potato salad recipe. Remove saucepan from heat and stir Parmesan cheese into sauce until cheese melts from the heat of the sauce season with salt and pepper. Scrub 'em clean under cold water. It’s a welcome way to enjoy potato salad since you can have the mayo based potato … I've searched for this recipe for several years, ever since I worked at the Red Hot & Blue restaurant in Savannah, GA. Let's just say.. Just made this for a party last night and only brought 4 home! You can peel them if you like. Add flour to garlic mixture cook and stir until mixture is smooth and thickened, about 2 minutes. My potatoes came out more steamed and ween't crunchy on the edges at all . so I wouldn't suggest covering them next time. Roast beef is a classic main dish for holidays, family get-togethers, and elegant dinners alike. Thank you so much. This variety is a great way to bring unexpected colors to your potato dishes. I did use real parmesano reggiano cheese. Perfect Potatoes 14 Photos. Pour over potato mixture toss to coat. Fun portions and great for keeping and heating unused portions. 92 calories protein 3.2g 7% DV carbohydrates 12.8g 4% DV fat 3.3g 5% DV cholesterol 9.2mg 3% DV sodium 87.6mg 4% DV. Grab your potatoes. Add potatoes and turn to coat thoroughly with the lavender butter. How to Deep-Fry Fish and Chips: A Step-by-Step Guide. Russet or other starchy, larger potatoes are best for cutting into matchsticks and keeping good form. This easy slow-cooker potato soup has all the good stuff you love on a potato--including bacon, cheese and scallions. Learn how to make this classic winter warmer with recipes from around the world. 2 large potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced. Arrange the sliced potatoes in the prepared dish. In a bowl, combine potatoes and oil and stir to coat. This is such a classic go-to potato side dish recipe. She LOVED them! In a large bowl, toss the potatoes, onions and celery. Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. GnarlyCow, thanks for a tasty and portable potato recipe. Season with salt and pepper, and stir again. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Place potatoes in an even layer on baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes. Transfer potatoes into buttered casserole dish and season with salt and pepper. I used mandolin to slice potatoes 1/8" thick, then layered half into jumbo sized muffin tins (spreading 1/2 of sauce in middle as others suggested). Microwave to retain the blue color, or steam potatoes just to the point of tenderness. Midnight Moon has nearly purple skin and a moist, golden yellow flesh blue potatoes 1 small bell pepper, diced (I used a purple lilac pepper) ¼ large onion, chopped fine Juice of one lemon 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar ¼ cup olive oil 1 teasppon sugar
My mother apparently has been eating toast for dinner for a few months.
Her nest has emptied very rapidly in the last year. My siblings are now at the age that they are not very often at home for dinner, and she is just in the process of finalizing a divorce and the separation has already happened so it’s usually just her. I haven’t lived there for 4 years now but I assumed she was eating normally. Last night she said she would like to cook together once a week so she could get some ideas as I have a wider repertoire. I asked her what she normally eats for dinner and she admitted that she has toast most of the time. I’m horrified.
Anyway the issue is that I usually cook for hours at a time because I have 5 hours after work before dinner needs to be ready and I love elaborate meals. My mom does not like to spend much more than 30 min in the kitchen. What are some good, semi healthy, quick ideas I could cook with her and leave the recipe for her?
She has an instant pot and a slow cooker which she is willing to fill in the mornings and a nice kitchen other than that as well.
Edit: Guys, I know my momma is lonely. We are over frequently but usually go after my fiancé is off school. I know she likes toast but she specifically asked for help with coming up with more ideas. I love her to pieces and sometimes I sit and eat a loaf of bread with her on the couch for no reason. I really am looking for faster recipe ideas that I can cook with her and pass on the recipe.
Edit 2: Its really not that I don’t like toast. I like toast. We all like toast.
Favorite dish of summer 2020 so far: Andrea Nguyen’s tangy, fresh, umami-ful Vietnamese rice noodle salad bowl
Cutting to the chase here: This Vietnamese rice noodle salad — from Andrea Nguyen’s new(ish) book Vietnamese Every Day — is probably the most craveable single new (to me) recipe I’ve discovered in four months of daily cooking through the pandemic. That would be my favorite dish in something like 120 days of cooking. Or at least the one dish I know I’ll come back to again and again. It’s the kind of dish you’re excited to add to your life, the kind of dish you think about and crave. The kind of dish you wake up certain days and you simply have to have.
At its base, it’s pretty basic. Put salad greens in a bowl with cilantro and mint, and maybe a handful of bean sprouts and/or some shaved cucumber. Add a layer of cold rice noodles. Then the star of the dish — grilled skewers of meat, chicken or shrimp. Tuck in some pickled daikon and carrot, scatter on toasted peanuts or cashews plus more cilantro and mint, and serve with nuoc cham, the Vietnamese dipping sauce, to toss with as dressing.
It’s cool and salad-y, with a tangy, spicy umami zap of the nuoc cham. It’s fragrant with herbs, and fresh, and cool — perfect for summer. The hot skewer lands atop cold salad and rice noodles, all those herbs and pickle, and it all gets tossed with that delicious, tangy nuoc cham sauce, plus a pickly, nutty crunch — what could be better?
We came upon the rice noodle salad recipe because Wylie was in process of preparing a Crispy Lemongrass Salmon, from the same book. Nguyen writes that while salmon is not native to Vietnam, once her family tasted it in America, they adopted it as if it were. She makes a paste with lemongrass, brown sugar, shallot, Madras-style curry powder, and fish sauce, coats salmon fillets in it, then broils them. In the headnote, she suggests serving the salmon either with rice or on top of the rice noodle salad. Wylie jumped into action, pulled together the rice noodle salad — and we were all gobsmacked.
A week later, I was craving it again, so I tried it with the pork skewers offered in Nguyen’s recipe (and which are shown on the cover of the book!).
I enjoyed putting together the marinade (garlic, shallot, five-spice powder, sugar, molasses, fish sauce, soy sauce and canola oil), and making grillable skewers out of pork shoulder — a cut I’d always thought had to be cooked long, low and slow. I couldn’t get boneless pork shoulder, but it was easy to cut bones out of a small picnic roast (a.k.a. pork butt), and slice the meat across the grain into quarter-inch-thick strips. Marinated and grilled on a cast-iron stove-top grill, the pork skewers were superb: tender, charry, flavorful, just delicious. No doubt they’d be even better grilled over charcoal.
It also seemed obvious that, as Nguyen suggests, the bowl would be fabulous topped with all kinds of alternative things. Shrimp — either marinated and grilled or poached and chilled. Chicken, with this same marinade. Beef (though I’m not usually craving beef with my salad). That’s why we’re calling our adapted version Rice Noodle Salad Bowl with XYZ Skewers.
To go vegan, you can marinate and then grill tofu and vegetables, and use that in place of the skewers.
If you’re starting from scratch, getting all the ingredients together takes some work, for sure. But you can make the key elements in advance and keep them on hand, so it comes together either in a jiff or with just a little effort, depending on the protein.
Nuoc cham base is worth keeping in the fridge (for up to two weeks) add lime and fresh chiles just before serving. Pickled daikon and carrot can be kept on hand in the fridge as well (we used a Japanese salady-pickle called Namasu, from Sonoko Sakai’s Japanese Home Cooking, since it’s so similar to the one offered in Nguyen’s book), and rice noodles boil up quick and easy. That means if you keep greens, cilantro, mint and either cucumber or bean sprouts on hand (along with roasted peanuts or cashews), and a sudden craving strikes — which it will, if you’re anything like me — you just have to think about the protein.
A super-easy alternative to Nguyen’s lemongrass salmon is fillets of Koji-Marinated Salmon. (It’s easy as long as you have shio koji (the recipe for that is included in the salmon recipe). That piece of fish — which is five minutes broiler-to-table once it has marinated a day or three in the shio koji — is awesome on that bowl. So what if it’s Japanese and the noodles are Vietnamese? It works, and it’s delicious. But honestly, any simple grilled fish or seafood would do.
OK, maybe you’re ready to get to it. Just think of the dish as a way to riff. Try it once as suggested with pork, if you’re so inclined. And then embrace it as a fabulous vehicle for whatever you feel like.