Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Oven Fries

My kids could eat oven fries every day. They're so yummy! We love to use yellow potatoes, but surely other potatoes will also work. 

1. Cut some potatoes into strips. 

2. Soak them in cold water for at least 30 minutes. I have soaked them for a few days so I don't have to cut potatoes every day. Soaking makes a huge difference. The fries don't dry out inside like they sometimes do if you don't soak the potatoes first. 

3.Dry them with paper towel or a clean kitchen towel. 

4. Toss with a touch of olive or avocado oil and seasoning of choice. I like dried rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. 

5. Bake in a preheated 425F oven until golden. Flip once during cooking, and be sure to use parchment so they don't stick. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Black Bean and Mashed Potato Burgers

These are yummy! I had leftover potatoes and black beans, put them together and ended up with these burgers. I'll add corn and Tex Mex seasoning to change it up next time. 

Black Bean and Mashed Potato Burgers
Makes 3

1 1/2 cups leftover mashed potatoes (only potatoes - no milk or butter)
1/2 cup shredded and squeezed zucchini
1/2 cup shredded or diced onion
1 cup cooked black beans 
1/2 teaspoon each onion and garlic powder 
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/4 cup bread crumbs (I used gluten free)
Avocado oil for cooking

Sauté the onion and zucchini in just a little oil (I used avocado), until golden. Allow to cool.

Mash everything together well (just use your hands) and form into patties. 

Fry in a touch of avocado oil, over medium low heat until golden on both sides.

Serve as a burger or with salad.