December 28, 2012

Chicken Piccata with Crispy English Potatoes

I finally got back in the kitchen this week after a long hiatus due to my Real Estate class...and the holidays...and the fact that I went to Hooters on Christmas night instead of cooking something myself.
It was so fun to be back at it.  I celebrated my return with an oldie but a goodie in Barefoot Contessa's Chicken Piccata.  One of my all time favorites! 
Alongside that lemony lusciousness I served a new to me recipe from this most amazing new cookbook by Ina Garten - Barefoot Contessa Foolproof.  That woman can do no wrong in my eyes.
The sidedish I chose for this particular night was Crispy English Potatoes.  I found the recipe online but I'm not sure if it's a legal link so I'm not going to post it.  Long story short, you boil potatoes and let them simmer for 10 minutes, then put them on a baking sheet with some crispy pancetta and roast at 425 for about 45 mintues with lots of salt and pepper and olive oil. 
BTW, the moral of that short story is that you NEED TO BUY THIS BOOK.  It has so many good recipes with all of my favorite ingredients.  I can't wait to make them all.  Thank you to my sissy for the perfect Christmas present!
Stay tuned in 2013 for lots more cooking!


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