7/15/08

'Mmm Hmmm Gitchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da

Here's my entry to the Potato Ho Down. It's Potato Salad with Bacon and Eggs. It's a Ina Garten recipe. cringe... I hope she has a good sense of humor after all this Potato Ho, porn, and dominatrix talk. I have a feeling she could get down and dirty with the rest of us. Here's my theory...

People who really enjoy, I mean enjoy, their food are not as up tight as people who have put limitations on their diets. I'm not talking about people who have allergies, don't like certain foods, or need to limit their food for medical reasons. I'm talking about people who won't eat this because of....{fill in the blank}. We all know some of these people. These people tend to be uptight. People who enjoy eating are normally a happy bunch and are pretty adventurous and that should equal a pretty good sense of humor. I could be wrong but I pretty sure I'm not. Anyways, are you really going to argue with a Cooking Dominatrix. Oh shit, that would have been the perfect blog title. Damn!

head making contact with the desk over and over again

Potato Salad with Bacon and Eggs: (House Beautiful July 2008)

2 pounds medium-small red-skinned potatoes, scrubbed
Kosher salt
1/2 pound thick-sliced applewood-smoked bacon
1 tablespoon imported Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons white wine or champagne vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup good olive oil
1/3 cup dry white wine
3 extra-large hard-boiled eggs, peeled
5 scallions, white and green parts, sliced

Preheat the oven to 425°. Place the potatoes in a pot and cover them with water by at least 1 inch. Add 1 tablespoon of salt, bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, until the potatoes are just barely tender. Drain the potatoes and place a dish towel over the hot potatoes, allowing them to steam for 10 minutes. While the potatoes are cooking, place the bacon on a baking rack over a foil-lined sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes, until crisp. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. In a small bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt, and 1 teaspoon of pepper. While whisking, slowly add the olive oil and set aside. As soon as the potatoes can be handled without burning your hands, cut them into 1-inch chunks and place them in a large bowl. Immediately add the wine to the potatoes and toss them carefully, allowing the potatoes to absorb the wine. Add the dressing to the potatoes and mix carefully. Coarsely chop the hard-boiled eggs, crumble the bacon, and add them along with the scallions to the potatoes, tossing to combine. Season to taste and serve warm or at room temperature.

*Tasting Notes: It has potatoes in it! It's a Barefoot Contessa recipe. Enough said.

16 comments:

asthmagirl said...

That looks amazing!!!!
Bacon and egg potato salad? Sign me up!

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Potatoes, bacon, and eggs? The rest of the world can just stuff it. ;)

Karly said...

Can't wait to try this!

Leah said...

Krysta, I say this all the time but you absolutely crack me up. I'm wiping spewed coffee off of my laptop as we speak!

I've never heard of this recipe, but I'm totally whippin' up a batch this weekend. Sounds AMAZING and looks pretty too!

White On Rice Couple said...

Great recipe for a fun event! We'll have to mark this on our calendar to make the next deadline.
What a combo, bacon and potatoes. The OC fair, I hear down here, has deep fried bacon dipped in chocolate!

Grace said...

homer simpson's voice is invading my head--"mmm...bacon." plus, there's that drooling noise he's so fond of making. this is pretty darn fantastic. :)

melissa said...

WORC really? I'll to avoud that booth. Maybe. ;)

Nice entry with the potato salad. I just made my first potato salad over the weekend, like a typical picnicky kind, but with less mayo.

lindaloohoo said...

you're once, twice, three times a ho-o, i loooove bacon, egg and potato salad . . . . i agree, not as good as gitchee gitchee ya ya da da. or whatever.

so ron jeremy looks like that and still collects a paycheck to do the nasty on film for other people to pay to see. hmmm. i wonder what THOSE people look like?

now, a name for you. how about, the potato-ho recipe concockting evil chef mom? snap. that snap was supposed to be the flicking of a whip, not my fingers.

oh, hi. let me introduce myself. i'm lindaloohoo from www.wheresmydamnanswer.com
we also have some rockin' ladies who cook over there.
i'm not one of them.
surprise!

MrOrph said...

Gitchi Gitchi Ya Ya Here
Mocha Choca Latta Ya Ya
Creole...

I have a really, really, cool remix of this cut that I used to play in downtown ATL. The lead in doesn't sound anything like the real song. It is just cool hard beats, then it drops, "Mocha Choca Latta Ya Ya, Creole Lady...."

That remix isn't as appetizing as that salad. Bookmarked!!!

Undomestic Diva said...

OMG, that looks soooooo good.

Christie @ fig & cherry said...

Mmmm, potato, bacon and eggs = heaven! Yum!

www.potsandpins.com said...

Dear Cooking Dominatrix...or should I call you Trixy for short...or should that be Trickie? Whatever, thank you for this recipe - I've been wanting it! I love anything the Contessa and you make! Maybe you could just go by Domina Trix?

Familia said...

yummy! we're going to have to try this one!

mindy said...

LOL! Hee hee; you really blew it with Evil Chef Mom, huh? Only kidding, but I rather like your alternate blog name.

Los taters sound yummy too.. I can't argue with bacon and white wine!

Cathy C said...

This looks so great - I love all things Barefoot Contessa and of course anything that is food.

great recipe - looking forward to your next creation.

Thanks for checking out our site - looking forward to you visiting again :)

Cheers
Cathy
www.wheresmydamnanswer.com

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