Saturday, March 10, 2012

Potatoes and Pudding & Blog Crawl Memo!

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Almost as good as fried, but they are oven fried.

Russet potatoes make the best fries, waxy potatoes do not get the same result.

Peel or not, your choice.  Slice your potatoes and soak in a pan of hot water for about 15 min.

Drain and wrap in a clean dish cloth. Then place on a paper towel and pat as dry as possible.  Place them in a bowl and toss with oil of  your choice.

Season them the way you like and place them on a baking sheet sprayed with Pam.

Preheat oven to 425 or 450, and bake till golden brown, flipping half way through.

 Use a good pan, a thin cookie sheet might get bent out of shape!  :)

This recipe is pretty much how I do it!
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Serve them with a cheeseburger and I will be your best friend forever!
March 2012 002 For dessert some Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding.
I am not a fan of bread pudding, but I had some homemade  cinnamon raisin bread to use up.
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Put some whipped cream on top, and dig in!

It helps if you serve it in a cute little Irish ramekin. :) From Christmas Tree Shop, of course!
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I used half and half and threw a few chopped  apples in also.  Recipe here.

Those ramekins will reappear Tuesday in the "Who threw the overalls in Mrs . Murphy's Chowder ? " table for the 4th Annual St. Patrick's Blog Crawl and Blogaversary here on TUESDAY.

Post will be up by noon on the 13th!.  TUESDAY
Prizes and more prizes, so I hope you will come celebrate with me!

What should you post?

Well, it has to be new, please don't rerun your post from last year.

A recipe, a table, vignette, as long as it has something to do with the color du jour, GREEN!

Looking forward to you joining in!

A special THANK YOU to all of you posted my party button Leprechaun in your side bar so others would know about the crawl.  I do appreciate it!

Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful Sunday!

I am joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday.
Shannon's Cozy Home Scenes Party



  1. Love your little St. Pat's cupcake dish! I'm looking for a year-round one for my kosher salt, I think that would be cute! I'm all set for your party:@)

  2. French fries are one of my favorite things to eat and I'm going to try your recipe. They look De-licious! I'll be at the blog crawl with my shamrock socks on.

  3. I make oven fries all the time..but I just cut them randomly..I really should take a little more time and cut them into french fries. Love them..we put herbs on ours too. Can't wait till the Crawl..will be fun...I have a new tablecloth for St. Paddy's to share with my dishes.
    Your cinnamon bread pudding looks delicious!
    See you Tuesday!
    Miss Bloomers

  4. Oh yum! The fries look so good, you'd never know they weren't fried. I have to try these.

  5. I'm going to work on a new tablescape for your party or a vignette! Excited to blog crawl for St Pat's Day! Love those little ramekins! Cute!!

    hugs, Linda

  6. Kathleen, I'd like a few of those fries. ;-)
    Love the little cupcake dish. You've given me an idea as to how I can use my two. See you on Tuesday. ~ Sarah

  7. Hi Kathleen, I am hoping to be at the party but I have a houseful right now--maybe I'll send them out to walk Mr. Fun this afternoon and I'll have a little break! Those fries look good. I'm serving hamburgers for lunch to the crowd so I could add those! Linda

  8. Fries look great, I'd never guess they were baked. Hey, save the McDonald fries container and serve it with the fish sandwich. Looking forward to your party.

  9. It is 7:30 in the morning here and now I want a cheeseburger and fries. Seriously.

  10. I am not a fan of bread pudding either. I swear, we are related from another time in life!
    Thanks for the details on how you did the potatoes. I shall try them soon, as we're both trying so hard to cut back on fats.

    I'm excited about your party & not just because of all the neat give-aways... I had so many "GREEN" photos, that I had to do 2 posts ahead of time, so as not to overload folks on Tues. LOL
    Now, I'm off to take MORE pictures, as the SUN IS SHINING!! Yippee!!


  11. I am a bread and pudding fan and I totally love your little green ramekin. I think I need to find some dish is lacking in the designated color! LOL

  12. those fries look as good as the real thing so I will be trying them. Glad I read about your blog crawl...I'm gonna think up something to post about St Pat's Day and try to join in.

  13. The fries look so good..I've baked sweet potatoe fries before using the same instructions..will try the russets.
    Bread pudding is not a fav either but my Mom made it every once in ahile for the ones who did like it.
    Looking forward to all the posts on Tuesday.

  14. You make everything look so delicious...Looking forward to your Blog Crawl!

  15. Thanks so much for the details on how you did the potatoes, I will try this AND send this to my daughter. Love fries, just don't want to FRY them:):) The bread pudding looks SO good. Thanks for that too. XO, Pinky

  16. Those French fries look amazing! I can almost smell them

  17. Katleen,
    Thanks so much for your visit and i will be linking up my St. patrick's Day decor for your party!
    I love that cute St. Pat's Day cupcake dish!!!

  18. What an interesting post and those oven fries are speaking to me.

  19. Those fries look fantastic! I've never tried the hot water soak method before but the results look delicious. A must try.

  20. Oh, those ramekins are just too cute! I have been so busy I haven't been up to CTS in ages!

  21. Hey pretty Irish girl, how are ya! I've been away visiting my sick daughter, lost my blog and left my computer. I got it all back to NORMAL! I love your food, THOSE FRIES,I will try them, very interesting way to fry them too. I'm so hungry right now, shoot! I'm in love with those remiquens, you have the cutest things for St. Patty's. I'll be ready tomorrow too. VIVA ST. PATRICKS!!

  22. I love french fries and yours are better and healthier as they are baked! Yummm!

    My St. Pat's post is up, Kathleen! I'm very happy to participate and can't wait to link up tomorrow!

  23. Love the table setting (top) and delicious sounding fries...may have to try them! Happy St Pattys Day~

  24. We do fix these sometimes and just love them...same with sweet potato fries.:))

    I have my green on and will post it this by to link when you are up and running..

  25. We've been out-of-town and I almost didn't make it back in time!! Glad I've been saving my new tablescape for your party! Whew! I had to do a re-run for Marty's party, didn't get new ones made :-(


  26. Love your cups and I love bread pudding....Christine

  27. I've got my thinking cap on - I am really going to try this year!!

  28. those fries look delicious, you can't tell they're oven fried :)

  29. My family loves potatoes like this, although we don't have them often. Thanks for the reminder that I need to make them soon....your pictures made my mouth water.

    Thanks for linking up to my party each week Kathleen!


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