The Battle of Tastings
ES BFF JoeHoya has been busy telling the MSM to STFU and embrace tasting menus, and our editorial board has to agree: the more tastes, the better. Period.
So upon finding my cupboard virtually bare this week, I decided to make my own lunchtime tasting menu out of the leftovers in my fridge (it’s good to be a full-time blogger).
OK, maybe this isn’t exactly a tasting menu, but hey, it has three things on it, and I was fairly impressed with my own presentation so I thought I would pass it along – details after the jump.
I had just a few lumps of leftover mashed potatoes, so I fried up a mini-version of one of my parmesan potato cakes – went simple this time – basically just dipped the potato in egg and parm and let it sizzle.
The single cake was perfect for a lunch serving, but the potato shortage left me with an unforeseen imbalance – I was left with about two-thirds of an egg just cracked open and lying there. I also had some leftover spinach (sauteed a la mom with garlic and EVOO), so I mixed that up with the remaining egg and fried that up as well – kind of a mostly-spinach scramble.
To balance out my plate, I whipped up one of my AOL-approved brieadillas, filled this time with chopped kalamata olives and cherry tomatoes.
A complete lunch-time tasting menu, all made in one pan, in about 20 mins. total.