Sauteed cubed potatoes? Sounds like what we called home fries at the cafe.
Was primarily for breakfast. Potatoes cut into little cubes and sauteed with
onions, bell peppers, and salt/pepper for extra taste/flavor.
Thanks to you and all the others who have given me lots to go on. I think I
now have enough to work from after all the wonderful posts.
The ones I get here for my monthly breakfast probalby don't have the egg or
onions added and I suspect that they may have been rinsed to get some of the
starch out and then compressed. They are served with Avocado, sour cream,
smoked salmon and a Chilli sauce.
A trick that a friend of mine used, was to slice the frites (which ever
way) and then soak them in clean water for an hour or so. This allowed
them to sponge up more water and make them crispier when they were
fried. Of course, I eat oven fries now. Usually large fries, rubbed with
oil oil, and baked at about 400 F (about 200 C) until brown (40 min. to
an hour), turning at least once to ensure even browning. I incorporate
several of them into my morning omelet.
Coloribus gustibus non disputatum (mostly)
Duh....this must be my dim day. I don't see how higher water content
would make them "crispier when they were fried" Straight question.
Of course, I eat oven fries now. Usually large fries, rubbed with
On Tue, 26 Jun 2007 16:44:07 -0700, Persephone wrote:
Northern New York.
Home Fries are potatoes that have been boiled and then cubed into 1/2
inch chunks. They are then fried in butter and/or oil with minced
onions and seasoned with salt and pepper.
Hash Browns are raw potatoes that are shredded and fried in oil,
seasoned at the table.
Sometimes for supper we had fried potatoes. Mom would pare out the
eyes of several poatoes and slice them thin (skin on) with a
mandoline. They were then fried in a small ammount of oil with minced
All were fried until the potatoes were brown and crisp on the outside.
Variations on a theme.
We also occasionally had potato pankcakes as above.
Common theme...ya' gotta have the onions with, eh?
When you are saying potato pancakes, are you talkin' bout what we have,
which is mashed potatoes, with onion mixed in of course, and patted out
thin and fried?
Oh, man....some good lovin' with all the above.
Nearly every morning and don't call me Shirley. Of course I use egg
substitute, low fat cheese, smoked, olives and salsa, with the frites
fried in canola oil with garlic. That's if I have time. If not it is
usually last-night's salad stuffed in a tortilla (meat, cheese optional)
The water causes the cells to distend and when they fry they are
crunchier. The water left when the neighborhood went to 212 F (100 C).
Coloribus gustibus non disputatum (mostly)
If you talk to the typical SUV driver, he would rather give up his gun
(a big <gasp> from red-state america) rather than give up his SUV.
I've talked directly with them, and straight from the horses mouth: "I
just couldn't live without my SUV...yea I know it takes a lot of gas
but I just love it. Those other cars are just too darn small."
If rural and suburban politicians want votes, then they better keep
the gas prices low. And even though liberals are in charge of
congress theres an aweful lot of members of congress on both sides who
have voters to appease.
On Sat, 23 Jun 2007 13:27:54 -0500, Charlie wrote:
Not all Democrats are liberals. Not all SUV owners are heartless.
I have an SUV. I do love it, but it's because I'm disabled and it is
easy for me to get into and out of. It is also paid in full since the
day I bought it. It's over ten years old and I only have 68,000 miles
on it. Stop making blanket statements and you'll make a lot more
sense to the intells.
I can easily say I've used far less gasoline than you in the last ten
years (even if you have a hybrid), so calm down.
Specific statements: Automobiles made by non-USA companies in some cases
have exceeded 30 mpg over 2 decades ago. All automobile companies have
since succeeded in making more energy (horsepower) from comparatively larger
engines. Yet, put them in heavier and heavier vehicles (SUVs for
instance). Fact: more weight the vehicle, the more HP is needed to
accelerate and fight the wind during normal cruising. Fact: the larger the
"sail", the wind resistance while in motion, the more HP is needed to keep
that vehicle at that speed. Fact: the larger the radius or circumferance of
a wheel or tire, the more difficult it is to turn that wheel (turning
resistance). Yet, moved from 12/13/14" tires to 18 and 20" tires. Fact:
consumers picked SUVs for their transportation, which involves larger
engine, heavier weight, more wind resistance, more acceleration resistance,
larger tires/wheels in the past decade.
If you're disabled, you don't have much of choice in such a vehicle for your
Fact: Congress is considering legislation to demand 35 mpg or better for
SUVs by 2020. Crock. Could be done now with mods of current ones
including engine size, tire/wheels size, and body downsizing. We don't need
a 5000 lb vehicle that can do 0-60 in less than 5 seconds.
The biggest fix was mentioned by a TV show about the small ice age.
Population. 8 billion is the planet limit under ideal conditions at all
times, 2 billion is suggested if we have another one. You probably don't
see the association. Less people, less cars, less CO, same amount of oil
I agree with every word you said. Absolutely I have been yelling for
over two decades that we should have zero population growth. Two
children to replace two parents. I absolutely see the association,
and I'm also a liberal! Surprise!
I am old enough to remember alternate day gas purchase, also the long
lines and hour wait time to buy gasoline in the 70s. We had plenty of
vehicles after that to choose from with excellent gas mileage. Speed
limits on national highways was lowered to save gas. We've had the
technology for decades, but big fat liars like Bushie and his oil
buddies want us to assure record profits at their buddies oil
refinery(s). For the last three years oil companies have had RECORD
profits. Well, duh. Gas costs are three times as much at the pump.
It's silly, really.
When my SUV is finished I will replace it with a much more efficient
model car. My husband has a Honda Accord. Back in the 70s they got
50 mpg, now he's lucky if he gets 22. Any reason for that other than
zoom zoom zoom? Resounding NO.
The American obssession with large cars is something I've always considered
a bit odd (not being American and living in a country as big as the
continental US and with far worse road conditions and much higher prices for
petrol). If my country can manage with small cars, I always wonder why
I remember seeing an interview of a number of Americans on just this topic.
One black chap was standing next to his Suburban and saying, "I'm a big man
so I need a big car". It was a case of an unrealistic self image. He
wasn't a big man, he was not tall, he was just fat. If he'd last about 50+
lb of blubber he would have fitted into a small European car.
But how can they do that with the price climbing all over the world? The
prices for petrol are very low in the US by way of comparison with the rest
of the western world.
I'm very glad you posted this commentary. I have been saying this for
years. I have family in Italy and gasoline there has been 3 UDS for a
litre! Their cars are not these huge land yachts and you are correct
with your assertion that fatness is run amuck in America.
No, I am not a self-hating American, but when I compare us with other
nations in Europe (for example), we are fat, out of control with
alcohol and drugs, insane government and it's woefully inadequate
presidential administration. People in Europe must think we are the
dumbest nation on earth for simply re-electing the bafoon as our
All the time I wait for sighs of the downturn and eventually America
will be a third world nation. We have deluded thinking when we say we
are the wealthiest nation on the planet. As far as I know, we are one
of the most in DEBT nation in the planet. I've read several reports
saying the average credit card debt in the U.S. is anywhere from 5 to
11 thousand dollars!
Eh, it's too early in the morning to be so worked up.
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