It’s Monday! I know most people don’t get this excited about this particular day of the week but for me it shall now officially be know as Bones-day (at least for the rest of this TV season). My favorite TV show returned for season 8 tonight with a jam packed episode that made up for the slump the writers seemed to be in for most of last season (I’m a little bit of a dork, okay a lot of a dork, so sue me!).
So as long as Fox keeps to their regular programming schedule I will be a happy, happy girl for all foreseeable Monday’s 🙂
Since I don’t expect you all to appreciate Bones as much as I do, I brought a recipe here as well (it’s a make-it-Monday after all). These crispy little treats rounded out my otherwise boring lunch rather nicely today.
They work really well as a lunch treat, especially paired with my spin on fry sauce (so well in fact that I couldn’t resist a taste while packing them up).
Baked Potato and Onion Chips with Spicy “fry” sauce
Total time 30-45 min
Hands on time (10 min)
1 baking potato (I used a russet) scrubbed clean
1/2 a yellow onion
1/4 cup plain, non-fat, Greek yogurt
3-4 TBSP ketchup
1-2 tsp cayenne pepper
pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 350*, while it’s heating up slice the onion and the potato as thinly as possible (you want it to be about as thick as a potato chip). Place the sliced potatoes in a bowl of cold water to help draw out and rinse off the starch.
Dry the potatoes well with a paper towel and arrange those and the onion slices in a single layer on a foil lined cookie sheet. Place those on the middle rack of the oven and let bake.
Check on them every 10-15 minutes and give them a flip if the edges are starting to curl up. Remove smaller pieces if they start to brown early, but ideally you want all the pieces to be about the same color (pale brown in the middle with darker edges).
When done remove from oven and let cool while you make the sauce.
Combine yogurt, ketchup, cayenne, and salt in a small bowl or resealable container. You can adjust the amount of ketchup and cayenne to suit your personal tastes (more ketchup makes the sauce sweeter, more cayenne adds more heat).
Pack it all up and resist the urge to snack before lunchtime 🙂