Let me start off by saying this recipe is so ridiculously easy and delicious. Even if you don’t love cauliflower you’ll like this because it doesn’t taste like cauli. It’s a must try.
I didn’t have any intention of making this dish today but when I finished my client sessions this morning it was raining (yet again) and I decided to run into Whole Foods to pick up some food for today thru the weekend. Going to the grocery store without a list usually turns into a long-ish trip for me, I tend to roam around the store. So I wandered past the cauliflower and threw it into my cart along with 1 large leek. By the time I got home I was really craving this dish and have already eaten quite a bit of it! It can be eaten alone or used as a side dish with dinner. I’ve also put it into my salads for lunch.
These home fries are the CUTEST idea for Valentine’s Day, or better yet..a GALentine’s celebration. I had a few of my girlfriends over for brunch the weekend before Valentine’s Day and we ate every last bit of these. I wanted to make something special and have some cute decor around the house to show them how much I love and appreciate them. So the heart-shaped home fries were a BIG hit and easy to make. You can make these for any occassion, just use a different shaped cookie cutter!
Wash and peel potatoes and boil until cooked but still firm. For medium potatoes this is about 15 minutes. I stuck a knife through to make sure they were done. You don't want them overcooked! Then put in fridge to cool.
Once cooled slice each potato (about 1/2 inch thickness). Then use cookie cutter to make heart shapes. I used 2 different sizes, one very small and the other a bit larger. Make sure you use as much of each potato slice as possible so it doesn't go to waste.
Preheat oven to 400° F. Add olive oil, garlic and onion to cast iron or frying pan. Let sauté until lightly browned then add heart-shaped potatoes.
Sprinkle with salt, black pepper, thyme leaves, paprika and cayenne pepper (just a bit makes these quite spicy!). Sauté potatoes until lightly brown.
Put in oven (make sure pan is oven-safe!) for 30-40 minutes. Check occasionally. You want to cook them until they're browned and a bit crispy on the outside.