Thursday, September 24, 2009
Sammy and Fries - A Different Kind of Comfort Food
I got home tonight...Sir Sportsalot was gone, doing sports stuff. One daughter has decided she's not going to eat after 6:00 p.m. Good for her. Too bad I don't get home until 6:30 or so. She has to fend for herself. Which is fine cuz she's almost 18. The other daughter (older) left with friends. All thats left is little ole me.
And what do I make?
Ham sammy on toast and potato wedges. YA BABY!
Of course I'm not going to tell you how to make your ham sandwich. You make it aaaaany way that floats your boat. Me? Simple.
Mayo, lettuce, tomato and avocado.
But I will spread the word on Bob's Oven Baked Potato Wedges. I'm sure most of you have visited Bob's....aka Cooking Stuff. If you haven't...what are you waiting for?!Get your butt over there and see what he has going on. Seriously good stuff. Btw...Bob is another awesome BakeSpace peep...aka beep.
So...this is a no measure recipe.
Eyeball it, baby!!
Take a few potatoes. I used red ones. I think about 6. Cut them in half, then in half again....then in half again....thus making your wedgies. nooooo....not the kind the bully down the street gave you...or the kind you gave your little brother (totally guilty).
Sooo...you got your wedgies all ready. Toss them into a bowl...pour some EVOO over them to coat. Grab a few spices to season them up the way you like it. Tonight I just used S&P, garlic powder (too lazy to do the fresh stuff but it prolly woulda burnt anyway so I don't feel so bad now that I think of it), and some paprika.
Toss it all together so every thing's all nice and evenly coated.
mmm....did I tell you to preheat your oven? Ya....you should do that. 350'
Oh....and when I put them on my non-greased baking sheet...I make sure all the little tater wedges are laying flat on one side....cuz I want cariiiiiiispaaaay!
Bake for about 30 - 40 minutes.
mmmmm....almost done. But not quite
Now....here's the secret. Crank that oven up to a whoppin 450' and continue to bake for another 15 minutes.
Now THATS what I'M talking about....
Grab your favorite wedgie condiment (DD.....hush!!!) Mine happens to be Ranch. And not just any ole Ranch. I can't stand fast food Ranch in a pouch. I hate store bought bottles of Ranch. But I looooove that Ranch mix where you add a cup of milk and a cup of mayo.....mmmm
Time to eat!
btw, that sucker was HOT! Dropped it instantly after I took the pic. Ya...hot potato.