Side Dish

Mar 31

Compound Butter – The easy way to add flavor to a meal

Compound butter, or more commonly known as flavoured butter is a really easy and cheap way to add flavour to a dish without the effort of making a sauce. You’ve probably seen it most often on top of a steak in a restaurant, melting slowly adding a little zing of flavour to the meat. The …

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Mar 23

The Hasselback potato – The perfect cross between baked and roasted

I’ve mentioned before that it isn’t until you start researching a recipe (or technique) that you find out that some things aren’t as old as they initially appear, the Hasselback potato being a case in point. The majority of sources seem to suggest that Hasselback potatoes were invented at the Hasselbacken hotel and restaurant, Stockholm, …

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Mar 17

Tartiflette – The not so traditional Alpine dish

For those of you that have been skiing in the French Alps won’t have failed to notice the popular dish of the region that appears on nearly every menu in the restaurants, Tartiflette. The dish consisting of potatoes, cheese, lardons and onions, and is like a big hug of warming, deliciousness that conveys an image …

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Dec 08

Crock Pot Mash Potatoes, Reducing the Stress of the Holiday Meal

Holiday meals are an interesting phenomenon where we prepare more side dishes then typically served for a meal. It is also one of the meals where lukewarm dishes appear to be the norm. With this being said, nothing tests the capabilities and capacity of the cook and kitchen more than preparing the holiday meal. There …

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Nov 23

Chiles y cebollas flambeado – Flambéed Chiles and Onions

This side dish is inspired by a one we regularly have at a restaurant we visit. When they serve it at the restaurant, it is flambéed at the table, but when I do this at home I use the stove, just in case. It is a very simple dish of strips of onion, peppers and …

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