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Leftover Beauty - Vol. 1

 This is your friend.

This is your friend.

This is where being frugal meets creativity. As a single parent chef, many of us need to save money and one way to do this is to re-purpose leftover food from the night before. This posting's leftover revamp involves baked potatoes.

Baked potatoes are not only a great side dish for dinner for also serves as a marvelous add-on to breakfast as home fries.

Here's how to make them:

Hardware:

  • 10" cast iron pan
  • 5" Chopping Knife
  • Cutting board used for vegetables/fruit (not animal protein)

Software:

  • 2 medium sized left over baked potatoes
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Process:

  • Preheat pan over medium heat and drizzle vegetable oil into the pan
  • Cube the onions and potatoes

When cutting a baked potato, please keep in mind that the skin is harder to cut than a raw one. Be sure your knife is sharp and that you take your time.

Onions are a bit easier to cut but still be careful, especially when making the horizontal cuts.

  • Put the tablespoon of butter into the pan, spread it around throughout and then add the onions. Fry until they are translucent.
  • Add the potatoes into the pan, add salt, pepper and other spices to your liking. Spread them evenly over the surface of the pan. Let them sit for approx. 5 min. 
  • Flip the potatoes over and let them fry for another 5 minutes.
  • Once they are browned to your liking, plate them with your favorite egg dish.
 These are done, plate them with your favorite egg dish. Mmmmmmm boy, it's good!

These are done, plate them with your favorite egg dish. Mmmmmmm boy, it's good!