Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto Chips from Antoni in the Kitchen
Cookbook Overviews , Cookbook Reviews , Recipes / November 19, 2020

Is everyone ready for Thanksgiving? Do you even know what you’re doing for Thanksgiving? We were supposed to host a small family Thanksgiving, but now it looks like it will just be the four of us. I love cooking for Thanksgiving, so I will probably cook too much anyway. I’m trying to keep it under control. 🙂 I picked up Antoni in the Kitchen at the library, and it has a great Brussels sprouts dish, perfect for Thanksgiving. Who is Antoni? If you don’t know already, Antoni Porowski is the food guy on Queer Eye, a makeover reality show on Netflix. The “Fab 5” help out people who need some major change in their lives. Antoni usually helps them learn to cook something for entertaining their friends or helps them with ideas to eat more healthy. He’s not really a chef. He’s just a guy who likes food and has enough looks and charisma to be on TV. Anyway, I did not have high expectations for this cookbook, but I was surprisingly impressed. Antoni was raised in Montreal by his Polish parents, and he went to a French school with an international student body. Consequently, his recipes have influences from…

Roasted Green Beans With Shallots
Recipes / August 22, 2018

I’m usually pretty uninspired when it comes to cooking vegetables. Thank goodness for the frozen vegetables that come in those steam packs! This is a simple, but delicious recipe to keep green beans from being boring. Roasted Green Beans With Shallots 12 ounces green beans, trimmed 1 tablespoons grapeseed or vegetable oil 1 large shallot, thinly sliced Salt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter Handful of roughly chopped fresh parsley (optional) 1 lemon, halved (optional) Put a large baking sheet on a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat the oven to 500 degrees. In a large bowl, toss the green beans with the oil, shallot, and a few generous pinches of salt. Spread the vegetables evenly on the hot baking sheet and turn the broiler to high. Cook, shaking the baking sheet once, until the beans are tender, wrinkled, and charred, about 10 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, add the butter, and stir as it melts. Scrape it all into a serving bowl, add the parsley, and toss well. Season with lemon juice and more salt to taste. My notes: I forgot to turn on the broiler, and these still turned out great! Make them with…

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