Posts tagged tasty
Posts tagged tasty
“I want you smothered, want you covered, like my Waffle House hash browns.”
The Waffle House All-Star is a beautiful, 3-billion-calorie breakfast composed of the classic Waho waffle, hashbrowns or grits, buttered toast, eggs your way, and bacon or sausage (omitted here because…ew meat). I present my modified version:
Waffle House sets a pretty high waffle bar, and while these waffles don’t quite clear it, they’re the closest I’ve tasted.
Waffle House Waffle—adapted from food.com
*and with Hash Browns, Eggs with TONS of pepper, Fresh OJ, Coffee and a Juke Box that is 30% waffle house original singles, 50% Rihanna, and 20%
bad amazing 90s hits.
Will post in full later. For now, some sucrose porn:
The April/May challenge was either salted rump steak or these roasted potatoes. If you’ve noticed, I don’t really do meat, so I went with the potatoes.
And they were phenomenal. The cooking method, which called for boiling the potatoes before roasting them, had me wary since I’m not a fan of the nutrients lost through boiling. But, I tried making this recipe again without boiling and the texture was nowhere near as good. As written, the original recipe produces that perfect crispy outside and soft inside.
In the original recipe, you roast the potatoes with just salt and oil and then dip them in the sauce after. I would suggest drizzling some of that delicious chimmichurri sauce on the potatoes before roasting.
When I saw the original photo, I was like holy crap, we already have those glasses, score. The original also features a gorgeous rusted milk carrier. I scoured the thrift stores for something similar, but couldn’t find anything so I had to do the shoot sans that prop. I also forgot to grab rocket greens from the market so I used spinach & basil instead.
I took like 30,000 shots trying to get the lighting to match up with the original photo, only to realize in editing that my angle was off for 29,999 of those shots. Gah. I remembered to sprinkle some sea salt like in the original photo halfway through the shoot, but those shots were some of the 29,999.
The original photo (on the right) is by Ben Dearnley
As I was editing my photos with the original pulled up in a split screen, my boyfriend comes over and, pointing to the original, goes “yeah that one looks much better, go with that one.” :(
Roasted Potatoes with Chimichurri Sauce—Modified from Donna Hay
Like an idiot, I didn’t really measure anything, so these are guesstimates of the mods I made. The sauce seems pretty flexible, so you can probably mess the ingredients and amounts to suit our pantry and palette.
Okay, only 4 more days. We can do this.
Tomato Soup—classic, simple, delicious.
All the best photographers catch themselves in spoon reflections. Look it up.
Throughout this soup series, I’ve tried to stay somewhat true to the original recipe. That did not happen here. I love Ina Garten and I’m positive that her soup was phenomenal—but I was in the mood for a simple soup with just a few fresh ingredients. Sorry Ina, it’s nothing personally (you’re still Contessa over my heart). I like quickly cooking things on a high heat rather than slowly cooking over a long period of time. I think that flavors are heightened without being turned into a slow-cooked, bland, nutrient-reduced mush. I call it blitzcooking. Okay, no I don’t really. But it sounds cool, right?
Simple Tomato Soup