Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Last Night's Dinner #122: Tangy Potatoes

Sorry for the pork chop repeat but we're testing out a couple of different pork suppliers so I have to cook the chops the same exact way!! However, I did whip up a new side dish inspired by a recent Lidia's Italy episode.

It's actually pretty easy - if you love Diner homefries then you'll love this...

Chop up potatoes into small cubes (you can remove the skin if you prefer it that way). I used (5) new potatoes, but I'm sure it'll work with any kind of potato. Chop up white onions (about 3/4 the amount of potatoes).

Cover the bottom of the pan with olive oil and start browning the onions and potatoes. Season well with salt. You want to keep an eye on this one and stir often so it doesn't burn and stick to the bottom of the pan.

Once you notice that it's starting to get some color, lower your heat and sprinkle in some sugar (not too much), mix and cover with a lid. Wait about a minute or so (be careful, sugar will caramelize quite quickly) and add about 2-3 tbs of water to the pan to add some steam and to help along the cooking process.

Once it dries up again, drizzle in some balsamic vinegar and mix it all in. You might have to add more water - if it looks like it's getting too dark and the potatoes aren't cooked yet, just sprinkle in some more water and cover with a lid. Make sure you put enough salt - potatoes are salt-guzzlers and you might think it's too much but go ahead and taste them as you go.

The balsamic vinegar + sugar + salt is a great combo! This would be great with your morning eggs or add some sausage meat and serve with a simple salad for lunch.

1 comment:

Donal said...

hey Marichelle! These look really tasty!