Thursday, September 13, 2012

the last summer supper

We made our first recipe video! Of course we need some major editing skill development, but it was our first time. When is anyone good on their first try? (Don't answer that). I feel like it is time to enter the video recipes because I love that it's a bit more intimate and shows a tiny bit more character than perfect photos and perfect recipes. Ya know? I hope you enjoy it. We loved making the video and of course eating the burgers and fries immediately after the last clip was taken. Let us know what you think!

To celebrate the end of summer, Tyler and I made our last summer supper. What's more summer-y than burgers and fries? Of course we had to turn up the flavor level to full blast. (yes, i am corny)

We decided upon a burger topped with creamy blue cheese, crispy bacon, slice of peach quickly cooked in bacon fat, butter lettuce and a thick drizzle of balsamic vinegar. We used ciabatta bread for a nice chewy bun. For the meat, we used a 90% fat beef, but cooked it in the leftover bacon fat...duh.

As for the fries... Tyler drizzled them with olive oil, sprinkled then with chopped thyme, rosemary and salt. After a solid 45 minutes in a 425 degree oven... they were looking mighty fine. 


Be sure to drizzle a nice thick balsamic vinegar right over the top of the burger. We used a local producer's Modena Balsamic. If you live in the area, check out Pure Mountain Olive Oil in Rhinebeck!

Herb Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
2 sweet potatoes, sliced
2 tbsp fresh rosemary and thyme, chopped
Olive Oil

To make:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2. Toss sweet potato slices in herbs, olive oil and salt
3. Spread evenly onto a lined baking sheet
4. Bake for 40-55 minutes until golden brown. 

Bacon, Blue Cheese + Peach Burgers

Creamy stinky blue cheese
Ripe peach
Thick cut bacon
Butterhead lettuce
Ciabatta bread
Lean ground beef patties
Aged balsamic vinegar (if you don't have aged, reduce the balsamic in a small pan!)

What will be your last summer supper?

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