Thursday, August 20, 2015

crash hot potatoes and grilled artichokes - BEST SIDES

the goods:

crash hot potatoes:
12 whole new potatoes
3 tablespoons olive oil
kosher salt and black pepper to taste
minced rosemary or other herb of choice

grilled artichokes:
olive oil
grated romano cheese
minced garlic
fresh parsley, minced

crash hot potatoes: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, boil the potatoes in lightly salted water until fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet. Using a potato masher, gently press down to mash each one. Drizzle the tops of the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and rosemary. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

grilled artichokes: Trim and halve artichokes and slowly boil them until tender, about 30 minutes. Let cool so you can handle them. Then remove choke and prickly leaves. Place in a bowl and drizzle olive oil all over. In a small bowl combine romano cheese, garlic, and parsley and season with salt and pepper. Stuff mixture between leaves. Place on a hot grill turning them over until cheese gets crusty and garlic cooks, it takes a few minutes.

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