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Chick Asks What She Can Possibly Do With Just One Potato

Actually, she (Catherine McCord of Weelicious) uses two, but you'll have to watch her explicit video to see how she manages that.

I have no idea whether this is safe for work, or not.

I found it didn't work as well for guys like me. The butter was sufficient, but I preferred two russets, and also preferred the one I peeled beforehand, and buttered up. Likely something to do with reducing the volume....

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Alright, let me break the gratuitously stupid suspense with a picture of new puppies.

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Killers in the making

Those are of the latest litter from our longtime Rat Terrier breeder, and horse lady friend Nancy, AKA "Wild Oak Lady." That photo is courtesy of her son, photographer Bob Worthington. I can't seem to quit looking at it (click it for bigger).

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You can use whatever method you like from the video to slice, but I thought of this cutting board I have with the indentation for a turkey, and then just used a long knife right to the board, so I don't cut all the way through to get that fan thing going, but don't have to fuck around like a lame duck, either.

I also did the cut—to make them lay flat—on the narrow, not the fat side, so that they stand more erect. Who doesn't prefer erect?

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In keeping with my potato hack ethic, only 1 tsp of fat per potato. Unfortunately, Beatrice got into the butter last night for her rice, and apparently, does not slice from the end...

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Instead of two unpeeled potatoes, one russet and one Yukon gold, I did two russets—one peeled and one not.

She called for 475, for 30 minutes. I put them in (brush buttered & salted) when the oven was only at 300-something, and so set the timer for 40 minutes. Not near done enough at 40, and went another 15m after spreading the rest of the butter on for that last round.

I had TJ's organic ketchup and malt vinegar on the side, lots of sea salt. Hands down winner was the PEELED, malt vinegar. That one was gone before getting even half into the other.

The one with the peel was too...unprepared...inside, really. I surmise that's it's probably best to just peel it all off and let it hang out there, exposed, for a better result.

Comments

  1. gabriella kadar says:

    Nice looking. I’m going to try it this week-end.

    Hey, Richard, I bet when you use a knife you don’t ‘saw’ with it. I know I’m being particular, but amateurs in the kitchen use the knife as a saw. I’m sure you sharpen your knives and just cut down. I know, groan, I’m being critical but it’s a sort of pet peeve when watching YouTube cooking videos….. okay, back to check on my pork with homemade sauerkraut.

    • Yes, I keep my Henkels sharp, I have a steel, and I use a down and back method. I call it slicing.

      • gabriella kadar says:

        Yup that’s the proper way to use a knife. One day you may incorporate the teaching of proper knife techniques in a cooking vid. All these ‘eye candy’ chicks who can’t handle a knife…..

    • aminoKing says:

      Hey Gabriella, could you share your homemade sauerkraut recipe/method? I’ve tried to make a couple of times myself and it never works. I eat the bought stuff, but I’d really prefer to make my own.

      Nice potatoes too Richard BTW – of course.

      • gabriella kadar says:

        I follow Sandor Katz recipe. He’s got YouTube videos about food fermentation. I’ve been reading his new book ‘The Art of Fermentation’.

  2. the 3volution of j3nn says:

    I was going to make potato rounds for my high-potato hack dinner (I’m including other naturally low, low, low fat foods), but Hasselback potatoes are way more fun!! Preheating oven now. Yum!

  3. This is one I need to try. Did you find you had low energy towards the beginning? I’m on day three following your method and my energy levels have been terrible. Almost low carb flu-ish.

  4. Bay Area Sparky says:

    What’s your position on salt, Richard.

    You seem to use a lot.

    Especially in your language.

  5. Bay Area Sparky says:

    Adorable pups, btw.

  6. I’ve been following your spud principle since the start Richard. Now that photo and editing season is winding down a bit pre Christmas here in the UK, I’ve got some time on my hands, so decided to dive in. Started Wednesday, down 4lb in three days. That surprised me. Any other surprises up your sleeve Richard??

    • Who knows but I sense this will overall result in a paleo approach not being necessarily low carb. My biggest surprise has been in how I feel on the mostly spuds deal, a little added protein and fat. Better energy, less sleep, great focus, etc.

      Probably in the end, potatoes are going to form a pretty prominent part of my diet.

      • LeonRover says:

        More potato, more potassium.

        K for potassium, also for K for Kitavan – yeah – adding K to Paleo.

  7. Tatertot says:

    I was just reading the latest from Dr. Davis: http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2012/12/wheat-belly-quick-dirty-2/

    He says:
    Enjoy unlimited:
    Vegetables-except potatoes;

    Never (eat):
    …Processed rice, rice flour or potato products…

    Someone needs to educate the good doctor.

  8. (Adorable puppies! Might your family be expanding Richard??)

    New potato recipe looks wondrous – the only thing that has held me back from going full-bore into Potato Mode is the memory of my endocrinologist (naturally thin, therefore infuriating) telling me in years past (when I was still complaining vociferously about post-thyroidectomy weight gain) that the “Thyroid Diet” basically meant nothing WHITE: no sugar, no flour, no potatoes, no white rice…
    Not that I’ve adhered faithfully to these precepts – as you say, Richard, I need to Just Do It… If I feel too crappy I just return to my half-assed paleo ways.

  9. This blog is fucking awesome, I’ve learned a lot from here.

    Keep up the good work Richard!

    • Why thank you, Dragos.

      Amazing what can happen when allowed to think of all possibilities, no taboos.

      • I’ve just tried this recipe, it’s wonderful.

        Removing the skin will make the potato more crunchy. And to solve the “unprepared…inside” issue I’ve did another cut, but this time perpendicular on the other ones.

        And one more thing, after 40 min add a slice of tomato on top of each potato, all that juice will flow straight inside, making it delicious.

        Thanks, I’ve shared this with everybody :)

      • Dragos

        Wait until you see what I did tonight. Friday night I made potato soup, boild in beef stock with onion and a few cloves of garlic, lots of parsley, a few chunks of elk sausage. Let it reduce a lot, mashed, added a bit of sour cream and a bit of whole milk to make cramy.

        Tonight, I did those potatoes and guess what leftovers got poured over them?

        Oh, my.

  10. Thank you for passing on this recipe, as I tried it for lunch today and was very pleased with how it came out (with a red potato and a sweet). Now, I just have experiment with other potatoes strains and see how it is cold.