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An Ode to Food 52

I had been ogling a few recipes from Food52 for a while:

Not Too Virtuous Salad with Caramelized Vinaigrette

Not Too Virtuous Salad With Caramelized Apple Vinaigrette

Not Too Virtuous Salad With Caramelized Apple Vinaigrette

I have made it 3 times in the past 2 weeks and have developed a slight addiction.  Per Mark’s request, this is going on the Thanksgiving weekend menu.  The dressing takes a little time, but the recipe makes enough that you will have leftover salad dressing for the week.  I have made delicious lunch salads with the leftover vinaigrette.  One day, I was out of bacon, so I had to make this sans my flavor-boosting friend, and it still turned out excellent.  Click here for the recipe.

Assembling Not Too Virtuous Salad With Caramelized Apple Vinaigrette

Assembling Not Too Virtuous Salad With Caramelized Apple Vinaigrette

Notes:  I did not use the celery root or fennel bulb and my salad was still spectacular.  I also have a weakness for applewood smoked bacon, so I used that in place of the regular bacon in the recipe.

Southwestern Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Chili-Cilantro Sour Cream

Southwestern Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Chili Cilantro Sour Cream

Southwestern Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Chili Cilantro Sour Cream

I served these baked fries as a starter course to dinner the other night.  The fries were a bit spicy, but not overwhelming when paired with the Chili-Cilantro Sour Cream.  I used 2 smallish sweet potatoes and could have easily made 4 or more sweet potatoes and we still would not have had our fill.  The sour cream-based dipping sauce portion of this recipe makes a lot.  I had all intentions of using it later in the week, but failed.  You can half the sour cream recipe if you don’t think you will eat a ton of extra.  I can’t wait to make these for my brothers, family and friends at our next Superbowl party.  If I could, I would usurp the traditional Thanksgiving sweet potato side dishes with this delicious creation!  Click here for the recipe!

Southwestern Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Chili Cilantro Sour Cream Ingredients

Southwestern Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Chili Cilantro Sour Cream Ingredients

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