Suzi's Blog

Potato Rolls

Dozens. Tens of dozens. Hundred of dozens. This is Suzen’s favorite roll and, once you try it, you’ll understand why. I know, it’s hard at first to think about “potato” and “roll” in the same phrase. Trust me. These rolls are soft, velvety, with a subtle flavor that loves to be mated with butter and…

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Brian’s Very Simple Potato and Corn Salad

  “Making potato salad,” Suzen said to me a couple of weeks ago. It was a statement, not a question. And, it was pretty obvious. I had emptied out half the pantry and the refrigerator. Vinegars, two of them. Pickles, real ones and jalapenos. Mayo, mustard. Bacon was cooking. Eggs were being hard boiled. I…

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Brian’s Potato Salad ala Hungary

We have just had the summer solstice and now, officially now, is the season for barbecue and all the side dishes that tradition dictates we bring to the table: beans, slaw, cornbread, potato salad, … Ah, potato salad. Many of us grew up on that mayo-and-hard-boiled-egg-and-celery recipe, but there are options aplenty. For your consideration,…

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Brian’s Real Hash Browns

  Yes, the picture shows black. Not burned black. Just really, really well done black. It was my first time. What do you expect? I have made morning potatoes many ways: diced, chopped, sliced, mashed, … But I never shredded before. Never. After, “I’ll take mine black,” the most common phrase in diners is “And…

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