Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Stir-fried Potatoes, Onion, & More & Book #Giveaway from @AveryAames

 From Avery/Daryl:

By the way, I'm having a book giveaway today, so leave a comment with your email to be included. If you tweet or share on Facebook, tell me in your  comment and you'll be entered TWICE.

I had family around for quite a while after the holidays, and as always happens, the refrigerator kept getting stocked with veggies, and then we'd eat out or bring something in, and the veggies would be piling up! What to do?

Well, while I'm heavily on my Say Cheese! kick to promote DAYS OF WINE AND ROQUEFORT, of course I think about what I could make and add cheese! 

Two years ago, in one of my blogs I wrote: "Life is good; cheese makes it better." ~ Avery Aames (The quote has been picked up and shared by a number of news and cheese sites!)

So I decided to make a stir fry with all the veggies in the drawer and add cheese. Voila! Delish. We served it with a meatloaf that was scrumptious, a recipe I'll be sharing next month when I'm focusing on recipes from cookbooks, because we found that recipe in a Disney Cookbook. Fun!

Did you have a lot of family around? What was your go-to meal?



(serves 6)

4-5 red potatoes, cut into 8-10 pieces each
6 green onions, diced
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 large scallion, diced
2 zucchini, diced
4 mushrooms, hulls removed, heads diced
4 tablespoons oil

½ cup to 1 cup Parmesan cheese


Chop up your veggies and potatoes.

In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium high heat. Toss in the green onions, yellow onions, and scallions, and sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the potatoes and sauté for about 15-20 minutes. Remember to stir and scrape any portions off the bottom of the pan.

Add the zucchini and mushrooms and stir. Then cover for about 5 minutes. Remove the cover, stir again.

Divide onto plates and top with plenty of Parmesan cheese.

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  1. We had ham for Christmas and it made for good nibbling afterwards. This stir-fry would have been a good accompaniment.

    1. Absolutely. Perfect with ham. Do you make your own or do Honeybaked?

      Daryl / Avery

  2. You have the best receipts on this site --all of you. Only thing better is the great mystery stories!! Ronna Lord

    1. Thanks, Ronna. So glad you like them all. We do our best. We love food. And we love mysteries, too. :)

      Daryl / Avery

  3. I saw the title and was so excited! FINALLY! And old German recipe I grew up with....!! I like the additions......never thought of doing that..we were always onions and potatoes...I always seem to do what you have listed..but potatoes and onions were on their own....! Don't tell Granny!! LOL!!

    1. SueAnn, I know, potatoes and onions, a great standard. But there are so many other fun things to add. Hidden to kids, too (sort of). (My lips are sealed.)

      Daryl / Avery

  4. I am looking forward to the continuing cheese shop saga.

    1. Thanks, Sue. I actually putting polishing touches on the 6th in the series, AS GOUDA AS DEAD. :) We writers have to keep about a year ahead.

      Daryl / Avery

  5. I was unaware you could saute red potatoes (or maybe potatoes at all), this looks a'yummers *licks lips*

    1. Oh, sure, GG, all potatoes can be sauté. Think hash browns. :)

      Daryl / Avery