I have a GIANT bag of potatoes in my kitchen that I’m trying to keep from going bad. I love shredding them for hash browns and just frying a couple eggs to go on top, but that meal is starting to get boring, so tonight for dinner I decided to mix it up…
Salmon rosti (fish cakes)
- about 1/3 cup of canned salmon (mine is wild pink salmon)
- 1 cup shredded potatoes
- 1 egg
- Dijon mustard, salt, pepper
- oil or fat of choice (I used canola oil with a pat of butter)
- ketchup (optional)
- In a bowl, mix the potatoes and salmon together and crack in an egg to bind the whole thing into a batter.
- Add in a generous squirt of Dijon and salt and pepper (you can err on the side of seasoning too little because you can always add more when it’s cooked).
- Heat a pan on medium and add in oil/butter, then add potato/salmon/egg mixture.
- Let it cook until edges are browned and you can flip it in small sections to create several little cakes.
- Once the other side is browned, you’re good to go!
- Serve with ketchup if you want. I also steamed some broccoli on the side and added salt and pepper to everything.
I make a huge pot of dried beans every week to eat in my lunches and dinners. Endless possibilities, but sometimes I get in a rut and just eat the beans straight along with corn tortillas (another staple for me). Today, since I’m off from work, I stepped up my game a little…
Dijon bacon + beans
- 1/2 cup cooked pinto beans (I used cooked dried ones but canned are fine)
- 2 handfuls of baby spinach
- 2 tbsp of crumbled or chopped bacon (probably equivalent of 1 strip)
- Dijon mustard
- 2 corn tortillas (optional)
- Microwave or heat in a pan: beans, spinach and bacon.
- Add in a squirt of Dijon and heat again til warm. Stir it all together.
- Serve with corn tortillas on the side!
Super, super easy and tasty. Another great idea would be to add a little brown sugar or maple syrup to make these more “baked beans” flavor. The bacon I used was already crumbled so it had a little brown sugar in it. And while I am an advocate of bacon in everything, it can easily be left out if you don’t eat or like bacon!
Came home from work feeling super hungry and very unmotivated to cook. I even told my dad on the phone that I thought making eggs sounded like too much work! He asked if I had any zucchini, which I did. I’ve been eating it raw all week (it’s one of the veggies that makes me gag if I eat too much of it raw). His suggestion…
Zucchini Pancake + Eggs
- zucchini (I used about 2/3 of a normal-sized one)
- 2 large eggs
- 2-3 T flour (I used gluten-free, but normal works fine too!)
- salt, pepper
- baking powder
- oil or butter (or both)
- Grate zucchini into a bowl (probably about 2/3 cup, but any amount will do.)
- Add salt, pepper, a small amount (1/2 tsp?) baking powder, ONE of the eggs, and the flour. Stir into a batter.
- Pour a small amount of oil or butter into the pan (I used canola to coat the pan and a pat of butter for flavor). Add zucchini pancake batter. Cook on medium-high. Edges will start to brown.
- Eventually, once it’s solid enough that you can run your spatula under the edges, flip one end of the pancake onto the other — like folding an omelet. In the empty space, add another pat of butter and crack in your second egg. Let both cook on medium heat until done.
- Pop ’em onto a plate, add ketchup or whatever…and eat!
Ideally, I would have added in some Romano or Parmesan cheese to the pancake batter, but I didn’t have any. Cheddar or a strong cheese would be great too, or even Gruyere…but let’s be honest, ain’t nobody got money for that. ;)
Well, hello again.
I don’t think I’ve ever blogged 2x in one day before, but there’s a first for everything and I had to share this recipe:
- 1/4 cup of pearled farro (bulk from Wegmans), boiled like pasta in salted water
- sauteed (separately) in olive oil spray:
- frozen spinach
- canned mushrooms
- fresh cremini mushrooms (sliced)
- diced onion
- a little each of garam masala & cinnamon
All mixed together and topped with a blob of plain Greek yogurt!
My Vibram FiveFingers came in the mail yesterday (so much faster than I expected).
I did a normal run in my old running shoes (New Balance), then put the Vibrams on to do another half mile. I love them! They’re definitely gonna take a gradual transition though. I’m hoping I can fit in a really short run this morning before I head to Ithaca for Dan’s formal.
I didn’t think I was hungry enough to cook an exciting dinner last night (I had a LaraBar at 4pm), but I figured I should use the salmon thawing in the fridge…
I sauteed strips of salmon in canola oil with chunks of one Roma tomato, some frozen broccoli and spinach, and a couple of white mushrooms all sliced up.
Then I mixed whole-wheat penne in with the salmon and veggies and threw in a couple spoonfuls of jarred pesto.
I think my only complaint was that it could’ve used more salt…but the pesto is so salty straight from the jar! For some reason, the flavor disappears a little. Oh well, still good.
So yesterday was also the BDJ Ugly Sweater Christmas party! I went shopping with Becca yesterday and we settled on just looking really tacky with glittery shirts from Walmart that say “Holiday Cheers!”
Went to the party around 8, which was a blast, and then most of us ended up going downtown to Daisy Duke’s.
Heading to Ithaca in a few hours! :)