Saturday, January 19, 2013

Crazy Easy Breakfast: Purple Potatoes and Over Easy Eggs

It's one of those Saturday's where you sleep in and don't feel like going the full nine-yards for breakfast. To that end, the easy answer: Eggs and Toast. Still, what's fun about that? Welcome to the table Purple Potatoes. So, in case you can't tell from the animated gif, the recipe is:

Purple Potatoes and Over Easy Eggs

2 Eggs
2 Purple Potatoes
1 Shallot
2 Slices of bread
1 tbsp of butter
1 tbsp of olive oil
Pinch of salt

You can definitely figure this out on your own, but start by...

  1. Slice up the potatoes and shallot. 
  2. Place the potatoes and shallot in a roasting pan and rub them with olive oil. 
  3. Roast in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
  4. While roast cook eggs to taste in buttered pan.
  5. Make toast (if you need directions call Charlie Brown)
  6. After potatoes have caramelized, plate and serve.
With how easy this recipe is you might be wondering "Why is he posting this?" Simple, I was bored this morning and wanted to make the animated gif recipe.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

FD: Tartine

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Distinguished Cyclone Dinner

For those who don't know, I spend my 9-5s as the Multimedia Specialist for the Iowa State University Foundation. Basically I produce a bunch of videos to promote the university and steward fundraising for the University. It's a pretty cool gig and when it comes to projects like last Friday, it's a VERY cool gig.

Last week was Veishea week for ISU, a week of festivities celebrating all things Cyclone, and one of the main events of the week for the Foundation is the "Distinguished Awards Ceremony." The University celebrates the generosity of individual donors and honors select alumni and staff. Being a ISU grad it was really cool to hear the devotion some people have for the old alma mater. So why Freaking Delicious?

The event featured a top notch dinner. Plus the setting was pretty awesome as well. Each table featured a centerpiece featuring swans, a little tip of the cap to Lake Laverne mainstays, Lancelot and Elaine.

First up on the menu guests were greeted with a Sweet Tomato Pie tart with Lime Shrimp Garnish and a Classic Wedge Salad with Bleu Cheese

My coworker Christian designed the menu and I must say he did quite a tasty job. He said the Sweet Tomato Pie dish was based on Paula Deen's recipe. I'm not sure if this is the exact recipe, but based on how amazing this was I would highly recommend giving it a whirl. On to the main course!

Who can turn down a 12 oz steak. That is a lot of meat and as you can guess, it was outstanding. Each 12 oz New York Stip was dressed with a chimichurri sauce and teamed with a Sweet Potato Mash and Chilled Asparagus. If this is what they serve at big gala events I need to start making more money because this was incredible. Still the dessert is what I will remember for years.

Gourmet Churros


Before I say anything about this treat it's time for a story. When Marieta and I were starting to get serious and make comments about getting married, I said I didn't care about any of our wedding plans except we needed doughnuts and churros at our reception. Marieta was whole-heartedly against the idea and wanted nothing to do with a reception that smelled like a fryer. In the end I did get the doughnuts, but no churros. Still if she had tasted these little dream cakes before my request I think she might have relented.

These churros were a sign that God exists and he wants to be fat and happy. Gourmet Churros with Vanilla and Dark Chocolate Frosting and Edible Flowers. Oh good lord, I could live off these things -I would be the fattest man alive- but I could totally do it. Just thinking about it makes me want to jump in my car and roll over to Taco Johns and to get third rate churros just to have a fleeting revival of these beauties. In fact I am going to start, right now, the Freaking Delicious Tastes of Fame because of these fried cinnamon delights and make them the inaugural inductees. God work guys, you deserve it. They were the perfect cap to a crazy week. Go Cylcones.

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