Archive for December, 2009

Brunner

December 27th, 2009

Lunner: (n) a meal that is too late to be brunch or even lunch but too early to be dinner.

Brunner: (n) a meal that is too late to be brunch or even lunch but too early to be dinner.

I invented that word on Christmas day this year because we had brunch at three in the afternoon.

Do you know what that made it?

Why, Yule Brunner, of course!

Dear God…

December 6th, 2009

If all you need is faith, why does the Pope have bodyguards?

Answers via burning bush or writing on the wall, please.

Potato cakes

December 5th, 2009

Last night I made my world-famous mashed potato, which I served under pan-fried scallops.

What to do with the leftovers this morning?

Smoked salmon potato cakes of course!

Ingredients:

  • My world-famous mashed potato
  • An egg
  • Shredded smoked salmon

All you have to do is mix it all up together and drop blobs of it into a hot, oiled frying pan.

A good blob on a wooden spoon is about the right size for each portion. Any bigger and they will break up when you try to flip them.

About six minutes a side should be enough on a medium to high heat.

Serve as part of your Saturday brunch (note the sautéed mushrooms in oyster sauce).

That’s Irish butter on the toast, by the way. None of your foreign muck.

Enjoy!