Steak, Potatoes and Asparagus


It has just occurred to me why many of our vegetables are not correctly labeled; green squash for zucchini, green apple for Granny Smith, red pear for Anjou and the potential disaster, yellow squash for spaghetti squash.


You see, we Americans, unlike Galina’s people in the Soviet Union, have always been free to travel to whatever country we want, except maybe Cuba.  With all this uncontrolled gallivanting around, along with our belief in our God given right to say whatever we please wherever we please, we could be in the position to give away American agricultural secrets. So that’s why.


I found these “Tiny Potatoes” at the IGA.  They could be Baby Yellow Dutch but I’m going back to France next month and it’s better not to know  😉

Fried Tiny Potatoes with Bacon

1 lb tiny potatoes, halved

2 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper

5 strips of bacon, fried crisp and crumbled

2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Fry the potato halves in the olive oil until brown and crisp.  Season with salt and pepper, then stir in the bacon and parsley.  Serve immediately.


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33 Responses to Steak, Potatoes and Asparagus

  1. T.U says:

    At first i thoughy they were small clams :D. I agree with you about the labeling. Sometimes those ‘labels’ are too complicated that i can’t understand why

  2. Those potatoes look tempting – I’d very much like to dip them in aioli.

  3. Your “tiny” potatoes are roasted perfectly! Yummy looking steak too.

  4. I would love to try this! Thanks for posting!

  5. Reblogged this on cookwithsingh.

  6. kerberos616 says:

    Reblogged this on Kerberos616.

  7. Trish says:

    It’s so good to know the reason why US Americans can’t identify vegetables and fruit correctly, and that it is in the interest of keeping national secrets, rather than just the fact that good food isn’t valued in this country. If I sound a bit bitter about this, I am. I am tired of being jealous of the great food people in other countries have access to, or just people in more progressive parts of this country. Mark Bittman is visiting San Francisco, and wrote in an article in the NY Times about the food heaven he has found there. Even the tiny corner shop has great food, and the bigger store has an entire aisle devoted to mushrooms. my store has an entire aisle devoted to Doritos.

    • Of course we’re in agreement Trish. We also would have better luck in the cities like San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York and probably in University towns.

  8. Oh yes. Colorful . Sharing.

  9. Reblogged this on sarahsatticoftreasures and commented:
    I love everything about this.

  10. Reblogged this on Foodfhonebook and commented:
    Simple and tasty

  11. looks so good! steak & potatoes never go out of fashion! love it!

  12. reggiorif says:

    Cute and simply delicious!

  13. Love those little potatoes and bacon…glad to hear you’ll back in France for Spring:)

  14. I need to stop looking at food blogs before lunch… you’re making me hungry!! Looks delicious! I have to try your potato recipe with the little potatoes I’ve had sitting at home with no plan in sight.

  15. Conor Bofin says:

    It looks like you are reaching the end of your rope, Rosemary. It will be good to get you back to France.

  16. coro777 says:

    Your posts! Love the combination of food love and learning! Thanks.

  17. So glad to hear you’ll be back to your beloved France soon 🙂

  18. coro777 says:

    Reblogged this on yuriko777.

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