Breakfast crack.


Ingredients

  • 1 large russet potato per person – 1 potato
  • 1/2 medium yellow or white onion per person – 1/2 onion
  • More than a few sprigs of thyme
  • 2.5 cups of water == 1/8 tsp of baking soda
  • 2.5 cups of water = 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbs of butter per potato cut up
  • Canola oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450
  2. Cube potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes.
  3. Boil 10 cups (1/2 tsp baking soda, 2 tbs salt) of water.  More water if you have more potatoes than 4
  4. Add potatoes, let boil 1 minute
  5. Strain
  6. Place dutch oven on low heat
  7. Return potatoes to dutch oven
  8. Cook a couple (2)  minutes till they look a little dry
  9. Add butter and some salt
  10. Mix until butter is melted
  11. Toss with a glug or two of canola oil
  12. Evac to backing sheet
  13. Cook for 15 minutes
  14. Meanwhile cut onions, toss in a bit of oil and salt
  15. Evac potatoes, flip
  16. Add onions
  17. Scatter thyme sprigs around
  18. Cook until crispy brown and delicious, flipping every 5 or so minutes
  19. Book an appointment at a rehab center.

Props

Cooks Illustrated introduced me to this technique.  I’ve used it ever since.


 

 

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