Drunk Potato Wedges

So, last night I had a random Courtzilla Cooks moment at a friends place at around 2am. What we had - potatoes. What we wanted - drunk food. Solution?

Drunk Potato Wedges.

Recipe... ehhh.... photos of me making it... ehhh... these important things become irrelevant at that hour. But here's a basic break down of what I did.

- Washed potatoes.
- Preheat oven to 425
- Cut potatoes into wedges.
- Drizzle wedges with olive oil.
- Sprinkle on seasonings... in this case, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a bit of cayenne.
- Put in oven for 45 minutes to an hour, until browned.

Make sure you toss it up once about 20 minutes into baking so they don't stick to your pan.

Then, you end up with this!

My friend Ian, enjoying his drunk wedges. Note - the disaster of a kitchen and the naked lady cup he's holding. NSFW kids.

You also end up with a fantastic invention.... we called it, "Ranch-up". Or maybe it was "Ketchanch". I can't say I clearly recall.


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Restaurant Style French Toast

AKA Holy shit, she's posting.

Here it is folks, a quick post about one of my favorite Sunday morning breakfasts. Or Tuesday night dinners. Or... okay, I admit I'll eat this anytime. It's French toast! You can't really go wrong.

First things first, you'll want to mix together (for eight pieces), 4 eggs, 1 tbp sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 cup of flour, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp vanilla, and 1 cup of milk.

Whisk together until it looks slightly gross, like this!

Then, dip your bread in, letting it soak for about 30 seconds.

Once that's soaking, spread some butter in a skillet until it melts, and plop your bread in. It only takes about 2 minutes on each side to brown up nicely.

Once that's done... all that's left to do is smother it in maple syrup. If you're Canadian, use ketchup. For the purpose of this post, I used syrup. Didn't want to scare away more people than necessary.

That's it!! Enjoy anytime. It's too good just to waste on breakfast.

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Sorry again for the delay... it was my birthday! Very busy...

Got some fun things coming up!

-Fruit with balsamic vinegar - sounds weird, tastes delicious
-Sweet Italian sausage and pepper sandwich
-That French toast I never actually posted
-A very special potential guest blog. Yes, you can be a guest on Courtzilla!!

Stay tuned!

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Greek Style Chicken

Mediterranean foods are some of my absolute favorite flavors. The ingredients are so simple, but pack a great punch. It helps that the majority of them are fairly healthy for you too... so when I eat 2 pieces of chicken I don't feel THAT bad about it.

I was making this for the boys across the street, so I've got some limited pictures... but this recipe is so simple I don't see how that would hamper you at all.

You'll need:

- 4 chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- juice from 1 lemon
- 2 tsp of minced garlic
- about a 1/2 tbsp of oregano (dried)
- 1 tbsp of red wine vinegar
- plenty of salt and pepper

Ok! Basically.... put ALL the ingredients in a zip lock bag, and mush it around so everything is coated in the marinade. Put it in the fridge for at least a half hour, so the chicken soaks up all the goodness. If you get some lemon seeds in there, it's not a big deal. You can pick them off when you're grilling the chicken.

You can also use this base marinade for some cut up potatoes. Makes for a great flavor when you roast them!

Please forgive my craptastic photography.

After you've let it marinade a bit... throw it on the grill! .... orrrrr grill pan! .... or saute pan!

Ok, so basically you just want to cook the chicken until it's no longer pink, and the juices run clear. I cooked it over a medium flame and it took about 7 - 8 minutes on each side, but this will vary depending on the plumpness of your chicken boob. If you want, before you put it in the marinade you can pound them flat to help even out the cooking time.

And... that's seriously it.

I served it with the green bean salad and some pesto cous cous, which is basically store bought cous cous and some stirred in basil pesto. It gave it a punch of flavor.

The chicken will have this really subtle lemon flavor, and the marinade keeps it juicy and delicious! It's a great easy summer meal for sure.


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Cold Green Bean Salad

Ahhh, the glories of summer. All I want to do is eat cold salads with lots of in season veggies. What's in season now you ask? Green beans! They're are on sale and super cheap...and I'm obsessed with them. It's the perfect combination.

This salad is a refreshing green bean and tomato salad, with a light vinegrette. It's great for a side dish next to something straight off the grill. To make it, you'll need...

- Couple hand fulls of green beans
- A pint or so of grape or cherry tomatoes
- A sprinkle of feta cheese
- About 1 tsp of garlic
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
- 2 tbsp of red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp oregano
- salt and pepper

To start, you'll want to boil some salted water. Once the water is at a rolling boil, throw your green beans (make sure you trim off the tough ends) in the water for about 5 - 7 minutes, until they're tender but still have a bite to them. Drain and cool the green beans.

You'll also want to halve some tomatoes, and throw them in a clean bowl. Or... a cake pan. I haven't done dishes in a while, step off.

At this point you can throw the cooled green beans in the bowl, and sprinkle some feta over it.

Mmmk... the dressing!

Add your olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic, and oregano in a small bowl.

At this point you can throw some chopped shallots in there too if you fancy.... but raw onions make me smell bad so I leave them out.

Whisk it together until everybody gets to know one another reallll well.

Now drizzle the dressing over your veggies.

Now just toss it all together... and savor the deliciousness that is summer.

Yum! The dressing is really what makes this POP!


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Tales from the crypt.

Just wanted to check in and say... I'm not dead. Holidays are over, and I've got 3 posts to put up... they include...

- tomato and green bean salad
- greek chicken
- cinnamon french toast

I just need to find some spare time to freaking put them up! Keep watching this space folks.

Love you all.

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