Monday, January 12, 2015

Sides We Love!

So i have been posting a lot of recipes but no sides so i though i would do a quick post!

Here are 2 of our favorites!

These are one of mine and my family favorite sides and they pair really well with fish or pork! Seriously these are amazing!
  • 1 cup Panko* 
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed 
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray. 
  • In a large bowl, combine Panko and Parmesan; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside. 
  • Working in batches, dredge asparagus in flour, dip into eggs, then dredge in Panko mixture, pressing to coat. 
  • Place asparagus in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. 
  • Serve immediately.
*Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb and can be found in the Asian section of your local grocery store.

My husband loves potatoes and seriously wants them with every meal so we look for different ways to cook them and this recipe was amazing!

Parmesan- Roasted Potatoes

  • 3 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
  • 4 ounces finely grated Parmesan
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Heres what to do: 

Place a rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 400°F. Toss potatoes and oil in a large bowl; season with salt and pepper. Place potatoes, cut side up, on a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet; reserve bowl.
 Roast until golden brown and cooked through, 30–35 minutes. Transfer to bowl; toss with Parmesan. Return potatoes to rack and roast until Parmesan is brown and crisp, 10–12 minutes.
Toss potatoes in same bowl with parsley, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes. Top with lemon zest just before serving.

Like always if you have any tips or just like the recipes leave a comment!