Thursday, April 8, 2010

4/6/10 - Recycled Fried Potatoes (with Teriyaki Salmon)

I was finally able to work out today after a few long, lazy weeks on the couch. After getting in a nice workout the last thing I wanted was a heavy meal (or really any meal - I tend to not be hungry after I exercise....until all of a sudden I realize I didn't eat and then I am starving!!!!) Once we got settled in at home it was already 8pm and I knew it was time to get something going. Luckily before leaving on our walk I was smart enough to check on the salmon which was defrosting in the fridge - it wasn't quite defrosted just yet so I needed to get that ready as well.

What I like about this dinner is being able to reuse leftovers from other meals in a tricky way. Something about eating the same exact thing the next night seems boring to me but re-making the ingredients is totally acceptable. What can I say sometimes I am a bit strange!  Tonight's makeover took plain baked potatoes from Easter dinner and fried them up with some peppers, mushroom and onion till they got a bit of a crispy crust.

Crispy Fried Potatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
2 med baked potatoes - diced in 1 " cubes
1/4 red onion - diced
1/2 red pepper -diced
1/2 jalapeno - finely diced (or a little crushed red pepper for heat if unavailable)
5 mushrooms - sliced
4 tbsp fresh parsley - diced
salt & pepper & steak seasoning

1) heat oil in pan and add peppers and onions
2) add potatoes and allow to brown on each side before flipping
3) add mushrooms and let soften
4) add salt, pepper and seasoning to taste and top with fresh parsley


bunkycooks said...

Good for you getting to exercise...I have the same problem with too much computer stuff and sitting on the couch! I also thing it's terrific to use up leftovers. Too many people toss everything out a day later.

Alice Louise Karow said...

I love it that now it's not "leftovers" anymore; it's "recycled" !!!

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