Last time I went grocery shopping I bought some sweet potatoes, and today I decided I needed to cook them. I was looking around on google for some ideas and I found this recipe. I would like to thank whoever the genius was that came up with this idea. I had to modify it slightly based on lack of ingredients and portion size and what I felt like doing. It turned out to be one of the tastiest dinners EVER!
First step was to pre-bake the sweet potatoes and mash them up. My trusty red toaster oven came in handy :)
Next I fried up some onions and garlic. Man did that smell good. I threw in a hot pepper too just for fun.
Once the potatoes were done I mashed them up and threw them in the pan. Also some beans and some chicken.
I added some water and spices and stuff and mixed everything together. It looked kinda gross at this point, but I had faith all would turn out well.
To be consistent with the other meals I've posted about, I added some "secret ingredient" to the mix.
Then I loaded up some shells and threw them in the oven for a bit..
And voila!! The finished product. They were UNREAL! As I said before, whoever came up with that recipe was a genius. As usual, I made way too much for just me so I have leftovers for at least a meal, maybe two. I know what I'm having for breakfast tomorrow ;)
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Monday, November 6, 2006
Made myself a rather tasty dinner tonight :). Red wine marinated steak (as suggested from this site telling me that everything I know about grilling is wrong) and fries made from scratch!
I marinated the steak in Robert Mondavi red wine (it was on sale at the LCBO) and the Keg steak spice. It was the first time I marinated meat. It was definitely more tender, though it had a bit too much wine taste. Maybe I just marinated it too much (overnight). Next time I'll try something else, maybe a little sweeter as it was a little bitter this time from the wine. I actually felt my face getting a little red from the wine :s. I guess I did a good job of sealing the juices in :).
For the fries, I cut up two potatoes, mixed in some chopped onions, oil, steak spice, olive oil, parsley flakes, red chili flakes, cajan spice, and probably some other random spices. Then, I laid it out on parchment paper, which is non-sticky, but absorbs and keeps too much moisture, and put it in the oven for like 30-40 min. I should probably use aluminum foil to make the fries crispier, but I get annoyed when it sticks, esp. with little bits of the foil sticks to the fries.