I had planned to share a recipe today with you for a Victoria Sponge cake. I have made versions of this cake many times with no trouble at all. Unfortunately, that is not the case today. It was a Jamie Oliver recipe with measurements by weight. Judging from the hard, dense frisbee cakes I ended up with, I can only assume that I converted the measurements incorrectly. My digital scale battery died. And now here we are. Math was never my strong suit.
All is not lost though.....I do have something tasty to share with you that I came across on Twitter yesterday. Last night I made beef tenderloin medallion steaks and what I am calling steak frite nachos. I didn't follow the recipe for these so this is more of a how to....
I fried a pound of thick cut bacon and set it aside. I cut enough potatoes into equal sized wedges to fill a cookie sheet lined with parchment. I tossed the potatoes in the grease from the bacon(!!!!) and added garlic, cayenne, paprika, salt and pepper. I roasted the potatoes at 400 degrees until they were cooked through and nicely browned. I removed the tray from the oven and sprinkled shredded cheese all over the potatoes. Next I chopped up the cooked bacon and sprinkled it over. Finally, I sliced 4 green onions and spread that evenly over the potatoes. I put it back in the oven until the cheese was melted. I added a dollop of sour cream when I plated it. And then the compliments started Dear Reader. Of course, this isn't something you should eat every day, but it was perfect comfort food for a stormy, cold Saturday night. I hadn't planned on writing about it this week so we will have to make do with this picture I (luckily) took with my phone.
Until then, keep warm!