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Old 10-12-2013, 05:54 PM   #11
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Potato skins sound good. For as much as I like potatoes I've never tried making skins. Definitely a Saturday meal so I can use the innards for potato pancakes Sunday morning.

I just took an end trimming from the ribeye loin I got a few weeks ago out of the freezer. I'll grill that along with some veggies (like last night) and finish off the leftover rice from my pot of pork dish the other night.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:59 PM   #12
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Katy, yours made me think that it's time I got back to experimenting. Trying to duplicate a favorite restaurant dish they call "Irish Pizza". Still trying to get the skins just right.
Irish Pizza? So it MUST have a potato element?
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That does sound good Mad Cook!

We are having the Chicken Minestrone Soup presented by Got Garlic. I have finished the chicken stock and deboned the chicken. It will be another hour or so, time enough for an herbed sourdough french loaf to make and bake.

The zucchini were pitiful, so I got some fresh green beans and broccoli to add to the soup.
Courgettes/zucchini are going over a bit here too. The English grown ones are turning into small marrows and the imported ones are tasteless.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:09 PM   #14
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Potato skins sound good. For as much as I like potatoes I've never tried making skins. Definitely a Saturday meal so I can use the innards for potato pancakes Sunday morning.

Would you be appalled if I said I didn't "make" the potato skins? On Saturdays I only cook if I have someone else to cook for - so these were ready made ones from Sainsburys that I just threw in the oven.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:26 PM   #15
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I picked up some nice looking ribeyes at Costco today. They will be going on the grill. Along side will be baked potatoes with sour cream, butter and bacon. I suppose a veggie should make an appearance as well. No, wait! Potato is a vegetable. A nice cold Sam Adams will wash it all down nicely.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:29 PM   #16
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"Irish Pizza" - talk about cosmopolitan - the mind boggles. What does it have on it?
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Irish Pizza? So it MUST have a potato element?
Starts out potato shells. I don't think they deep-fry them like you find with potato skins, but the times I've made them I can't get the skin just right. The shells are filled with bacon pieces, scallions, chopped tomato, and cheese. Mozzarella and cheddar, I think. (We haven't been to O'Connor's Restaurant for a while.) Just before serving they sprinkle either parsley or the tender tops of the scallions across the surface. An Irish Pizza and two imperial pints of draught and we're good for the night!



Haven't figured out that dipping sauce either...
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Courgettes/zucchini are going over a bit here too. The English grown ones are turning into small marrows and the imported ones are tasteless.
Yes, the season here is over, time for the stores to switch to vendors from California.
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I picked up some nice looking ribeyes at Costco today. They will be going on the grill. Along side will be baked potatoes with sour cream, butter and bacon. I suppose a veggie should make an appearance as well. No, wait! Potato is a vegetable. A nice cold Sam Adams will wash it all down nicely.
According to the food/health police over here a potato isn't a vegetable, at least in the sense of your 5-a-day. Despite them being a source of fibre and vits C & B6, the F/HP say that they are too starchy to count.
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Starts out potato shells. I don't think they deep-fry them like you find with potato skins, but the times I've made them I can't get the skin just right. The shells are filled with bacon pieces, scallions, chopped tomato, and cheese. Mozzarella and cheddar, I think. (We haven't been to O'Connor's Restaurant for a while.) Just before serving they sprinkle either parsley or the tender tops of the scallions across the surface. An Irish Pizza and two imperial pints of draught and we're good for the night!



Haven't figured out that dipping sauce either...
That sounds really yummy.
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According to the food/health police over here a potato isn't a vegetable, at least in the sense of your 5-a-day. Despite them being a source of fibre and vits C & B6, the F/HP say that they are too starchy to count.
Yep. Ridiculous but true!
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