Daily Archives: September 17, 2012
That’s JP’s whiskers trying to get in on the photos of I was taking of Lil’ Miss.
And how do they know? I was in the process of getting rid of the couch to make room for my new one and suddenly, Lil’ Miss who rarely if ever sleeps on it, commandeered it as her own. Silly kitty.
I don’t remember where we bought these rib eyes, but they were good ones. I did the “twice fried” routine on the steak fries – soak the sliced potatoes in ice water, then pat them dry and fry them in 325 degree oil for 6 or 7 minutes, then let cool on a draining rack. To finish them bump the temp of the oil to 375 and fry them again for 3 or 4 minutes more. I don’t know how or why but the flavor boost is incredible. Try this at home!
The smoked tomatoes worked pretty well in this chili. I used some fresh chorizo I made the other day with this recipe. I did bump up the recipe by adding chipotle and ancho powders, and backing off the cayenne. I think the next iteration will see much more paprika and the other chili powders, and extra garlic. Along with the chorizo was an equal amount of coarsely chopped beef, chili beans, tomato paste, minced onions and garlic and the usual chili powders.