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Crispy Home Fries

Patricia Reitz

Crispy Home Fries - ButterYum

Crispy Home Fries - ButterYum

Got cooked potatoes leftover from your St. Patrick's Day celebration?  Break out your cast iron skillet and make these delicious, crispy home fries.  

What to do with leftover cooked potatoes?  Make Crispy Home Fries!  Photo tutorial.

Anytime I cook red potatoes, I like to make extra just so I can turn them into home fries the next day.  Who doesn't love home fries?  Here's how I make them - I cut them in half, then cube them.

How to make Crispy Home Fries - ButterYum

I preheat a cast iron skillet and add a little olive oil and butter.  

How to make Crispy Home Fries - ButterYum

When the pan is nice and hot, I add the potatoes, being careful to get as much cut surface contact with the hot pan.  Don't mess around moving the potatoes - they'll release from the pan naturally when a nice crust forms on that cut surface.  

How to make delicious, crispy home fries - cottage fries - ButterYum

Like this!  Now you can start tossing and stirring the potatoes until they're crispy all over.  A minute or so before serving, add the salt, pepper, granulated onion, granulated garlic, and sliced scallions - stir well until fragrant (30-60 seconds).  Serve immediately.

Recipe and technique for delicious home fries or cottage fries - ButterYum

Try not to eat the entire batch before they make it to the table.  Enjoy!

Items used to prepare this recipe:


Crispy Home Fries

makes 4 servings

Printable Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cooked red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 2 scallions, sliced

Directions

  1. Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Melt butter in olive oil; add potatoes, cut side down and don't move them until the surface touching the skillet is brown and crispy.
  3. Stir potatoes frequently until crispy all over.
  4. Add salt, pepper, granulated onion, granulated garlic, and scallions; toss and stir until fragrant, 30-60 seconds.  Serve immediately.

Butter Braised Cabbage

Patricia Reitz

Butter Braised Cabbage - ButterYum

Butter Braised Cabbage - ButterYum

Tired of the same old boring boiled cabbage on St. Patrick's Day?  Try this quick and easy way to braise it in butter!  Yes, butter.  Hey, St. Patrick's Day only happens once a year - live a little!

how to make butter braised cabbage for St. Patrick's Day - ButterYum

Start by coring half a head of green cabbage (mine cored half weights about 2 pounds). 

Slice the half into half again and slice thinly.  Be sure to use a good quality sharp knife (this is one of my favorites).

reviewing the Copper Chef Pan - ButterYum

Add butter and oil to a large pan over medium heat.  Today I'm cooing in this Copper Chef Pan that I received as a gift.  So far, so good, and I kinda dig the square shape.  

how to make butter braised cabbage recipe - ButterYum

Add the sliced cabbage.

And the salt and pepper.

how to braise cabbage in butter for St. Patrick's Day - ButterYum

Toss well and cover for about 5 minutes to help the cabbage wilt down a bit.

butter braised cabbage recipe with photos - ButterYum

Uncover the pan and continue cooking the cabbage, stirring frequently, until the cabbage wilts down and begins to caramelize.

butter braised cabbage tutorial - ButterYum

Almost there....

St. Patrick's Day cabbage side dish - recipe and tutorial for butter braised cabbage

Done - that only took about 10 minutes all together.  

Butter Braised Cabbage recipe - ButterYum

Enjoy!

Items used to make this recipe:


Butter Braised Cabbage

makes 4 servings

Printable Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head green cabbage, cored and sliced thin (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium heat.
  2. Add cabbage, salt, and pepper; stir well.
  3. Cover pan and cook for 5 minutes, remove cover and stir well.
  4. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until cabbage wilts down and begins to caramelize.

Coconut Hot Chocolate

Patricia Reitz

Coconut Hot Chocolate - ButterYum

Coconut Hot Chocolate - ButterYum

A few weeks ago we were enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures here in Virginia, but this week we've been suffering through unseasonably cold temperatures.  The perfect kind of weather to enjoy a steamy cup of creamy hot chocolate, but not just any hot chocolate, a thick, rich, completely indulgent mug made with creamy coconut milk. 

Coconut Hot Chocolate

Makes 2 servings

Printable Recipe

Ingredients

  • 14 ounce can coconut milk
  • 2 1/2 ounces chopped semisweet chocolate (in the 60-70% range)

Directions

  1. Pour entire contents of canned coconut milk into a 2-cup glass measure (don't be alarmed if your can contains clear liquid as well as a creamy white solidified layer).
  2. Microwave for several 30-second bursts, stirring between each, until hot and completely liquified.
  3. Add chopped chocolate and allow to soften for several minutes to soften before whisking to combine completely (if any chocolate chunks remain unmelted, gently heat a bit more and whisk again).
  4. Pour into mugs and enjoy
coconut milk hot chocolate recipe - ButterYum

I served my hot chocolate with these imported Amaretti cookies.  They're so addictive - I can't stay away!

Coconut macaroons would have been lovely as well.  You can find my recipe here.