When Life Gives You Leftover French Fries…
I know, I know, French fries are so addictive, that’s it’s rare to have any leftover.
But on the one-in-a-million occasion that occurs, do yourself a favor and repurpose them in “Tortilla Esapanola on Vacation.”
It is an upcycled and comforting version of the Spanish tapas classic, the eggy tortilla.
This wonderful recipe is from “Burnt Toast and Other Disasters” (William Morrow, 2021), of which I received a review copy. It’s by Cal Peternell, New York Times best-selling cookbook author and former head chef at Chez Panisse for nearly 22 years.
This clever, witty, and useful book is all about transforming leftovers, failures, scraps and the like into delectable dishes.
As Peternell writes, “If…you are the kind of cook who never makes mistakes, in or out of the kitchen, then pass this copy along to someone else who does. However, if things sometimes go sideways, like they do in our kitchen, then I hope you’ll use this collection of family fixes, hacks, and more than forty sauces to not only save dinner, but make it redemptively delicious.”
Yes, it’s basically a book we could all use on our shelf.Read more