Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Making dinner

I was making dinner for myself and Jon and decided to post my steps to share! :) Here is mini potato zucchini latkes and pan-roasted cherry tomatoes added to pasta from Canadian Living booklet;

Latkes:
2 smaller zucchinis grated





Put into a colander, add 1/4 tsp of salt and put a plate under the colander or put over the sink and let sit for 30 mins






While that is sitting, clean, peel & grate 3 large Yukon Gold potatoes (1 Lbs)





Than put on a tea towel and squeeze out moisture





Add to a large bowl. Next beat an egg with a fork (I use an old mug)




After 30 mins, squeeze out moisture from zucchini the same way as potatoes and add to big bowl. Add the potato and spoon together. Next mix with a fork 1/4 tsp of salt, half a grated onion (I use white), egg, 3 tbsp of all purpose flour. Mix all together well, will look like it's not that thick but that's okay!




Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add small spoonfuls of the mixture. Flatten in pan and let cook 2-4 mins on each side (depending on your preference of how well you like them done and how your stove top heats up) cook until golden and edges are crisp. Use as much oil you need for each batch so they do not cook dry in the pan.










Mmmm yummy they smelt so good! Once done, place on a paper towel lined rack and let oil drain.





In this pic they look a little dark, but I think it's just the phone camera. Serve hot or cooled with sour cream! Enjoy!

Next is the pan-roasted cherry tomatoes:
Start with 4 cups cleaned cherry tomatoes





2 of these bad boys pretty much equal 4 cups





Add to a bowl with 1 clove of garlic, minced. I use the container of pre-minced garlic from Costco





I also added more than it called for as I LOVE garlic!!! & then add 1 tsp dried Italian herb seasoning, 1/4 tsp of salt, pinch of sugar and pinch of hot pepper flakes, & 2 green onions.


Mix all together and add to a heated skillet with about 1 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil. Cook until most of the tomatoes are shriveled, add 2 tsp of balsamic vinegar. You can eat them like a side like this, or add them to pasta; which is what I did. I cooked pasta and then put it in a pan with garlic and olive oil and cook for about 5 mins. Added the tomatoes and it was delicious! I would suggest not making these for a party as you do get a few "exploders" in the bunch that kind of just burst in your mouth when you bite them! The pasta was delicious!







Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy and maybe this will inspire you! Much love!


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