As an attempt to keep approximately 10 leftover bratwursts from a baseball team cookout from going bad, Deputy Editor Mary Clare Greenlees’ Mom found a peculiar apple/brat/potato dish that she wanted to recreate now that it’s fall, aka prime apple season.
Cooking potatoes is not a fun business, it’s long and nothing happens for the longest time. Equally unenjoyable is sweating while making this recipe, not from stress or difficulty, but from poor circulation in your Plimpton kitchen which makes it so that every time you turn on a burner, you truly feel the heat. However, this recipe is worth the obnoxious, “will it, won’t it?” cook time of potatoes. These apple fries marry the good things about fall into a beautiful dish with the spectacular golden finish on the potatoes paired with the soft apples. As a big fan of eggs, I added an egg over easy on top, and in my opinion, this really sold the dish for me. It’s texture and taste have me coming back for more week after week! This recipe yields enough food for two people or one person plus left-overs, for a single meal, half the recipe!
Ingredients: 2 red potatoes (or whichever type you prefer), 1 Fuji apple (can substitute for other apples), 1 cup of apple cider, olive oil, minced garlic, kosher salt, pepper, onion salt
This is a great dinner for when you want to cook something for yourself, but don’t want to put TOO much effort into what you are making. Go to your local farmer’s market and support local farms! The one on 115th and Broadway is Thursdays and Sundays, perfect times to make your (plus maybe your friends) a nice home-cooked dinner.
P.S. I didn’t include the bratwurst because I was lazy and didn’t want to cook it.
ugh look at that amazing! via Mary Clare Greenlees