Sunday, October 16, 2011

Have you ever made this?

Don't forget, my friends, that your friend Stephen has this fascinating book out there. Go to for more details.

Baked potato and collard greens.

These are ancillary to large proteins, but they go with nearly everything. To bake a potato (or two), preheat the oven to 400. Clean the potato with a brush and wipe it dry with a paper towel. Prick both sides 3 times. Stick it in the oven for 1 hour (maybe plus 10 minutes if you have a particularly large Idaho).

Remove all the stems from the collards and cut it into strips. Heat up some water with salt, sugar, garlic and red pepper. You have to judge how much you need according to how much greens you have. I know you can do this. Stick the greens into the hot water, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a low simmer and go away for one hour. Check it out.

A lot of recipes call for some fatback, ham or bacon. In this case I decided to leave those things out. No reason.


Unknown said...

If you made these for Chris, he would never leave your house :) Now if you could figure out a way to get him to eat dark meat.... I may never leave your house!! :)

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Do we ever get too old for chicken nuggets? Well, the good ones like this at least? I sure hope not cause they sound great Stephen! I haven't made homemade nuggets in a while, time to change that.

Pam said...

I have a sudden craving for chicken nuggets.

Mary said...

These sound great. You've totally made me crave them.

Pam said...

I feel like I'm in Never-never land... all I see is a baked potato which I bake exactly the same way and collard greens. All comments are about chicken nuggets??? I don't see one thing on the post about them. I'm so confused...

Anonymous said...

No, I haven't made these but I have made trillons of baked potatoes with sauted SPINACH which in my book is equally wonderful. Talking of BOOKS yours arrived tonight!!!!!!! I'm saving it for a couple of hours to myself (hopefully Sunday). So exited. (couldn't help myself and dipped into it and found myself giggling away - out loud!)

Chris said...

Well, I do happen to have a "large Idaho". What? You said whore's ovaries first! ha ha

I like the book so far. Got it yesterday but didn't get to read it until this morning before work for 15 minutes. Can't wait to get more into it this weekend.

Shu Han said...

love the simplicity of these. to be honest, i've never tried baking a potato simply. I will!! (did a shout out for your book in my prev post, all the best for it x)

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