Thursday, November 10, 2011
What do you do with leftover food?
I had some mechado and some beef from my beef taco in the refrigerator. Obviously, I didn't want to eat any more of those but I didn't want to throw them away ("there are millions in the world who go hungry" as my mom would always say). So, as my friend Carl had mentioned, I turned them into Chili Cheese Fries. I combined the two dishes, chopped the big chunk of beef from the mechado, added some chopped tomatoes, cumin, and bell peppers. Then I simmered the dish until all the fresh ingredients became tender. Anyway, here's how:
Salt and pepper
1 tsp Vegetable oil
Julienne some potatoes by cutting them into 1/2 inch thick strips. sprinkle some salt and pepper and add the oil. Toss the potatoes. Take a baking sheet or baking pan and line with a wax paper. lay the potatoes on this sheet in a single layer and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Turn over and bake for another 10 minutes or until potatoes are cooked.
Pile the potatoes on a heat proof plate and top with Chili beef and Cheese Sauce (or plain quickmelt cheese) and bake for another 5 mins.
Turned out to be sooo good. Thanks Carl.