Make a series of slices 2/3 deep into potato, at ~1/8" intervals
In a small bowl combine butter, oil, garlic, cayenne, paprika, salt and pepper. Brush sliced potato inside and out with the mixture.
Lay potatoes over a lined backing sheet, then in oven for 30 minutes. Then using a fork, fan slices separating from one another. Bake for additional 15-30 minutes, basting intermittently, or until exterior crisp & interior fork tender.
Meanwhile, in an iron skillet over medium heat, dry roast pistachios for 5-7 minutes, stirring regularly. Remove pistachios from heat & allow to cool completely. Set aside.
Remove potatoes from oven. Place on a cooling rack. Re-fan the sliced potato. Season additionally to taste, dust with cinnamon, garnish with pistachios and feta, then serve!
-1 1/2 Cup Fresh Blueberries
-1 French Baguette, Sliced 1/2″
-6-8oz Goat Cheese
-2 T Olive Oil
-1 T Fresh Rosemary, De-Leaved & Finely Chopped
-1 t Lemon Juice
1/4 Bunch Fresh Thyme Sprigs
-1/2 Cup Salted/Roasted Pistachios, Shelled & Chopped
-Coarse Salt & Cracked Black Peppercorn, to Taste
METHOD to the MADNESS:
-Pre-Heat oven to 400ºF.
-Lightly brush Baguette Slices with Olive Oil, Season with Rosemary, & Lay flat over Baking Sheet.
-Place in Oven for 5-10 Minutes, or until Edges turn Golden Brown.
-Remove from Oven & Set aside to Cool.
-In an Iron Skillet over Medium/High Heat Dry Roast Pistachios, stirring regularly for 5-7 Minutes.
-Set Pistachios aside & allow to COMPLETELY cool before serving.
-Fill Mixing Bowl with Blueberries & Lemon Juice… Toss until all Blueberries well-covered.
-Spread Goat Cheese over Baguette, then top with Blueberries, Pistachios, & Thyme.
-Season with Salt/Pepper, to Taste.
The BEST Milkshake I have EVER Tasted. Period. END of Sentence. END of Conversation. FAT Lady Just Sang. Curtains Dropped. Kids put to BED. And, this Bachelor is about to get a 2nd jar of ICE Cold Chocolate Pistachio Milkshake!!
-3 LARGE Scoops Chocolate Ice Cream*
-1/3 Cup Milk (2%)
-1 Cup + 1 T Pistachio Nuts (chopped)
-2-3 Ice Cubes
-2 T Chocolate (shaved)
-1 T Lite Vegetable Oil
-1 Pinch Sea Salt
*Recommendation: Edy’s/Dreyer’s – Rich & Creamy Grand Chocolate Ice Cream – *Voted 2012 BEST Ice Cream by Cooking Light Magazine in 2 Blind Taste Tests & I Confirm… This Ice Cream is CHOCOLATE HEAVEN on a Spoon.
METHOD to the MADNESS:
-In Food Processor combine 1 Cup Pistachio Nuts, Oil, & Sea Salt.
-Pulse until all ingredients are mixed thoroughly & smooth… Making a Pistachio Butter.
-Once Butter is Smooth… Add Ice Cream, Milk, & Ice Cubes into Food Processor, pulsing until all Ingredients are Mixed Thoroughly.
-Pour into Glass & Garnish with 1 T Chopped Pistachio Nuts & Shavings of Chocolate.
-Serve. ENJOY. And… for ONE night, know that its OK to be a KID Again – GO BACK FOR SECONDS!!
David Olson is a nationally-recognized American Culinary Federation (ACF) Chef, television personality and social network influencer, award-winning recipe developer, live fire grill master, international adventurer, and the creator behind, “LiveFire Republic”…