Twice Cooked Skillet Potatoes – using leftover baked potatoes

TWICE COOKED SKILLET POTATOES

If you serve main dishes at your restaurant, chances are you serve baked potatoes. Even if you don’t serve breakfast, you can still utilize your leftover bakers by offering this skillet main dish as a special!

Makes about 9 cups

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SKINNING ALMONDS

SKINNING ALMONDS

Almonds are hard nuts. Even while chewing they seem to never soften up. Do a parboil, a soak, then a peel for extra eye-appeal and they might just change your mind!

Makes 4 cups almonds after soaking

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Pink Lentils

Pink lentils, although smaller and thinner than the garden variety light brown lentil, absorb more water quicker, fluffing up more like rice than legumes.

The first time I saw these in the market, many years ago, I was awed. Wow. Pink legumes. Of course I had to have some, only to be disappointed to see them lose their salmony pink color to a yellow pea hue when cooked. Actually more beige than yellow. But they are tender, they are flavorful and they blend into velvet smoothness when processed in a blender, not requiring any oil to achieve that smoothness.

When adding pink lentils to a soup broth the texture will feel rough. It’s only when you blend them that the smooth emerges. So that’s how I would recommend serving them. Test them out though and see for yourself. Maybe with the right veggies the rough texture of the lentils, when left whole, won’t matter. We’re not talking tough here. Pink lentils are tender. They just have a rough mouth-feel. That’s probably why most chefs add oil to the mix, and then blend some, not all, of the lentils to help with that rough feel throughout the soup.

Here’s a recipe for PINK LENTIL CREAM I know you’ll like.




 

TOMATO CARROT HERB SOUP for restaurants

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TOMATO CARROT HERB SOUP for restaurants

Made with vegetarian beans, roasted peppers, corn and spinach. Seasoned with garlic,  basil, coriander and mint. Served with a lemon slice float!

Makes 37 cups

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BAKED BEAN BEER SOUP for restaurants

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BAKED BEAN BEER SOUP 

Canned brown sugar baked beans combined with sauteed pineapple, onion and mushrooms. Flavored with beer, white wine and sage.  Made creamy with a Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese and fresh orange blend! 

Makes 19 cups

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