The Barefoot Contessa. Giada De Laurentiis. Bobby Flay. Unfortunately, none of them are my private chef (this will change when I win the lotto). Therefore, from time to time I have to pretend that cooking isn’t one of the most stressful tasks in the world and attempt to tackle a new recipe that looks fairly impossible to ruin.
For those of you who like the look of Le Creuset more than actually cooking with it, I highly encourage you to try this amazing recipe from Real Simple. I passed with flying colors last night and gasp, my temporary roomies cleaned their plates!
- Get one of those screens for blocking the oil–it helps on cleanup and saves your hands and arms from getting splattered with hot oil
- Add just a hint of butter or a butter-like spread to the sweet potatoes to give them a bit more creaminess. A few extra calories never killed anyone (well, maybe that’s not entirely true)
- Be sure to use fresh rosemary. The fragrance mixed with the shallots is divine
- Always, ALWAYS cook with a healthy glass of your favorite wine–a Gascon Malbec paired nicely with this dish last night
Food Network here I come! “Lunching with Lex.” I like the sound of that!
Got another recipe for me to try?