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!

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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.

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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!

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Bake for about 30 - 40 minutes.

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mmmmm....almost done. But not quite
almost done

Now....here's the secret. Crank that oven up to a whoppin 450' and continue to bake for another 15 minutes.

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Now THATS what I'M talking about....
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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!

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btw, that sucker was HOT! Dropped it instantly after I took the pic. Ya...hot potato.

18 comments:

  1. Yumo!!!Great picture--I am salivating.

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  2. That's hot, baby! :)))))
    Most excellent. I also had a "no hubby at home" dinner yesterday. Do I have to say I ENJOY those from time to time? Although a bit jealous 'cause he was having a fancy dinner in a fancy restaurant in Turin

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  3. LOL Dani, I'll let that one slide (bwahahahahaha) Ranch- my fav too!

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  4. YUM! I like them crispy too! I made something like this a few days ago but I cut them into circles. As long as their crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside it doesn't matter what shape they are, right? lol YUM!

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  5. Wow! That picture made me hungry :) fantastic.

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  6. I love oven fries dipped in Ranch!! YUMMMM!!!!

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  7. Thanks for the shout out, glad you liked them! That last shot is awesome, I totally want oven fries now. :)

    Oh and fresh garlic does burn in this method, powder is the way to go.

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  8. YUM-O-RAMA!!! And Carisssspaaaaayy too... awesome!!! OK Gotta try these now. Ranch is ALWAYS the way to go... I like to sneak in Sour Cream too... ;)

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  9. This is comforting to look at... Love the spices, great effort

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  10. OK, just wondering if we live in the same family at this point. Thank god for comfort food!

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  11. Cathy - just as long as you keep your drool on your side of the computer screen LOL

    Dajana - I know right? totally love those hubby-less dinners (although I'd be jealous too if he was out having a fancy schmancy dinner LOL)

    DD - yep...gotta have the right wedgie dip (LMAO)

    Michele - nope, shape doesn't matter...its all about texture

    Erica - :) I want another one tonight

    Reeni - you know what? I kinda get irritated when I have fries and no ranch! pretty bad, huh?

    Bob - I was debating between the crashed potatoes and these....I think I need to do the crashed potates again real soon...with lots of FRESH garlic (that doesn't burn LOL)

    Shane - ya...cream cheese. hell....I'd take a bunch of melted cheddar on these things...YUM

    Grill man - thanks :)

    Chris - aren't you in tennessee or somewhere in the south? my family is in alabama...so, the chances are there LMAO!!

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  12. Potatoes and ranch is the best! Looks like a delicious meal.

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  13. Looks like a perfect meal! I am craving some fries with ranch right now.

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  14. that is a FINE-looking sammich! the toasted bread, the thick tomatoes, the creamy, luscious avocado. yeah, that's comfort food indeed.

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  15. that looks amazing! I'll have to try those fries out sometime!

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  16. LOL!! Perfect home alone meal :) Both the sammie & the taters have got me drooling...

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  17. Sandwich looks delish and the potato wedges even better!

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  18. That is a fabulous looking sandwich!!! And I will so have to try Bobs potatoes, they look fantastic as well.

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