Hooray for Hollywood!
It’s the biggest night in the movie industry and what’s better than watching the show? Watching the show with Oscar themed snacks.
Chef Rob Thomas has these great ideas:
Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce
Inspired by the movie “The Martian”
1lb baby potatoes
2t salt (for boiling water)
1-2 t minced fresh thyme
1 T olive oil
Pinch of salt
Freshly ground pepper
1lb thick-cut bacon
1C sour cream
2 -3t hot sauce
2t chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Wash and dry potatoes. Place in a medium pot, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil, for 3 to 4 minutes, until you can stick a fork into them without too much resistance. (You want the potatoes to be almost, but not fully cooked through)
Drain the potatoes and put them in a large bowl. Add the thyme, olive oil, salt, and pepper, and toss to coat the potatoes.
Cut the strips of bacon into thirds. Wrap each potato bite in a piece of bacon, secure it with a toothpick. Put the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper spaced an inch apart.
Cook the potatoes for 15 minutes, then flip each piece. Cook for another 15 minutes, until the bacon is cooked through and as crisp as you like it.
Mix the sour cream and hot sauce in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Pile the potato bites on a plate and serve alongside the dip.
Philly Cheese steak Sandwiches
Inspired by the movie “Creed”
1 12oz boneless rib-eye steak, chilled in the freezer for 45 minutes
2T vegetable oil
1 bell pepper, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced
½ yellow onion, thinly sliced
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
4-6 slices provolone cheese
2 hoagie rolls split horizontally and toasted
Trim off any excess fat from the steak and cut it against the grain into very thin slices; set aside.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper, and the onion, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and starting to brown, about 3-4 minutes.
Slide the vegetables to one side of the pan, add the sliced steak in a single layer, season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is no longer pink. (3 minutes)
Separate the steak into 2 piles roughly the size of the hoagie rolls. Place half of the vegetables on top of each steak portion. Lay half of the cheese over top and cover the pan with a lid and leave undisturbed until the cheese has melted, about 3 minutes. Using a flat spatula, scoop each pile into a roll and serve immediately.
Also this week, we peeked behind the peel with Getty Stewart! The home economist and good food champion brought us some citrus to try and you should too:
Enjoy your food and weekend…we’ll be off researching exercise tips!