It has been a long time since I have cooked anything en papillote. To cook something en papillote means that you are cooking it in a parchment packet—although these days it is more common to use aluminum foil. As I was looking for dinner ideas, I came across several recipes like this, but none that matched what I wanted, so I just took out on my own.
Category Archives: Potatoes
Karl’s Peach Chicken and Potatoes en Papillote
Filed under California Fusion, Chicken, Main Dishes, Potatoes, Poultry, Steaming
Karl’s Mitzvah Beef Stew
My neighbors are taking care of one of their aged mothers. I went to speak with the wife and when she came to the door it was obvious that she as was exhausted. She was in clear need of a mitzvah.
Filed under Beef, Main Dishes, Potatoes, Stews, Vegetables
Karl’s Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Usually, I simply throw a large sweet potato into the oven and roast it whole. My diners may then cut off as much or little potato as pleased them. Since I never did anything more than prick the potato with a fork, I have never posted this dish, because it is hardly a recipe.
Filed under Potatoes, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian
Karl’s Japanese Style Potato Salad II
I made meatloaf hamburgers for the Fourth of July and California fusion burgers call out for an international salad. Japanese potato salad has quickly become a favorite of our house. I have been trying to replicate the potato salad of our favorite Japanese restaurant Gombei. Last time I came close, but it was still slightly off.
Filed under Potatoes, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
Karl’s Colorful Potato Salad
Daughter Eilene has finally convinced me to try Japanese mayonnaise. Jan and I were wandering through a Farmer’s market and I saw a bin of differently colored marble potatoes—AKA new potatoes, these are simply potatoes that have been harvested while they are still only an inch in diameter. I thought they would make a good Japanese potato salad.
Filed under California Fusion, Potatoes, Salads, Vegetarian
Karl’s Japanese Style Potato Salad
Our favorite local restaurant is Gombei. When you buy a dinner, they serve a rotating set of tsukemono. These side dishes can be a variety of pickled cabbage, pickled cucumbers, or hijiki salad, pickled pumpkin, or okara—tofu lees. When you place your order, you have no idea which ones you will be getting today.
Filed under Potatoes, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Minced Cottage Pie
Jan just had two temporary crowns put in and is eating soft food. While she had smoothies and blended Fishyssoise the first days, she wanted something more substantial by the third day. The last time she had a crown put in, I made her Shepherd’s Minced Pie.
Filed under Beef, Main Dishes, Potatoes, Stews, Weeknight
Karl’s Ying and Yang Cottage Pie
Jan asked for a “healthier” shepherd’s pie for dinner on a weeknight. By “healthier” she meant no lamb or beef and no white potatoes. I decided to use ground turkey as my meat and—since I still wanted a Russet potato topping—I would make a fifty-fifty topping with sweet potatoes.
Filed under California Fusion, Main Dishes, Potatoes, Poultry, Turkey, Weeknight
Karl’s Tapas: Tortilla Española (Spanish Potato Omelette)
Adapted from a Mario Batali recipe
I am making a Spanish tapas dinner for this Sunday. Tortilla Española is a traditional Spanish tapas. In simple recipes, with only a few ingredients, technique can be all. It is important to precook the potatoes and onions before adding the eggs. With Jan’s dietary restrictions, I have reduced the amount of oil and eggs. This is a tapas that you may make ahead and serve cold.
Filed under Breakfast, Potatoes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
Karl’s Memorial Day Potato Salad
This salad is based loosely on my mother’s potato salad. Although I remember my mother’s salad having celery, it was not on her 3×5 card. I also could not conceive of potato salad without black pepper.
Filed under Holidays, Potatoes, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian