There is nothing better then to have a man cook for you, that being said, I really had a hard time just sitting back and allowing my best friends husband Mark to prepare dinner for us. I am so grateful that I did step back and allowed him to cook as he proved he was a great cook…and he really spoiled me! I decided to get away from my area as my kids were with my ex husband and I really needed a little break, I called my best friend Melissa and she offered for my dog and I go come on down and gave me her daughters room for 2 nights. I really had no expectations but to relax in Brea and really didn’t want to be a burden.
It took me 2 hours to get there and I was worried that I was holding them up, instead both Melissa and Mark greeted me with hugs and we went out to eat. We went to a place called Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen it was lovely, Melissa ordered for the table to share the salad, some flautas with a mango sauce and an amazing salmon with a honey chipotle glaze…that glaze was out of this world (don’t think I’m not going to try to duplicate that one)! I also had a Sangria and if you have been to my house before, you know I love sangria…this one was very tasty and much needed.
For Saturday night, Mark asked me what he can make for dinner, I told him to do whatever he wanted…again, I was spoiled as he did rib-eyed steaks on the BBQ, and Mark is amazing on the BBQ, he did crab legs, broccoli and his amazing potatoes with onions. The story goes something like this, Marks mom loved to fry food but never fried red potatoes, Mark was camping with his friend Matt (hi Matt) and Matt introduced Mark to this recipe, this recipe is so simple and really you can modify it to your likings by adding bell peppers or any of your favorite vegetables.
First you cut your potatoes into equal pieces, cut your red onions to match your potato size, I’m sorry I don’t have a photo but I didn’t know I was going to blog this. Then in a frying pan, add your oil, I know it seems like a lot of oil but you will drain it out later. The ingredients are simple, seasoning salt and Worcestershire sauce. These potatoes have been cooking for about 8-10 minutes
he cooked it uncovered and tossed them periodically, here they are about 8-10 minutes later, you can see how the potatoes are getting nice and brown and the red onion is getting caramelized.
Once they became tender, he then removed them from the stove top and placed them in a colander to drain off the excess oil
he then put them back in the frying pan and added more worchestershire sauce and seasoning and let them cook for about 8-10 minutes more
YUM!!!! here they are all cooked up
he did a surf and turf for me that night, here is my plate of amazing food…
I can’t thank you enough Melissa and Mark for all that you had done this past weekend, it was so soothing for my soul…I can’t wait for Vegas! Thank you Mark for allowing me to watch you cook (he really wouldn’t let me lift a finger) and for allowing me to share your famous potato recipe with my followers.
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Thank you again ~ Patty Limatola-Tanenbaum