I see I did a Tasty Tuesday post last week. It may become a regular thing, because I intend to do another now. For one reason: I can’t think of much else (oh why did I have to tell you that? Sometimes I am too honest for my own good).
Last Sunday I roasted some purple potatoes. I LOVE purple potatoes! I got these at Hannaford, but I was introduced to them by T & J’s Fruits and Vegetables of Herkimer, NY, just to slip in a little local flavor (see what I did there?). I used a 350 degree oven (does that mean I baked them? I’m not up on my cooking terms) and tossed the potatoes in a casserole dish with oil and spices. I used garlic powder, minced onion, paprika, basil, oregano, and Salt-Free All-Purpose Seasoning from the So Sweet Candy Cafe in Utica, NY (just to mention another local business). They were yummy and there was a lot left over.
Tonight, after pouring myself a glass of Pinot Noir, so I could cook with wine, I put about half my leftover potatoes in a frying pan and started them heating. While they sizzled, I grated some colby-jack cheese, taking frequent breaks to stir the spuds. Once I had grated enough cheese, I cracked in two eggs and whisked. There was more cheese than eggs, and it made an interesting kind of a pasty stuff. I poured it over the potatoes, when I thought the potatoes were pretty much heated through. I was kind of fascinated, because for the first time after many years of cooking eggs and cheese, I realized: I was waiting for the eggs to HARDEN and the cheese to SOFTEN. Paradox is a beautiful thing (I know, that little notion occurred to you years ago) (you know who you are).
It did not take long for the mixture to be done. It was delicious. Sometimes I am so pleased with myself as a cook. I am far from a gourmet, but I likes what I makes! Happy Tuesday, everyone!