Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fish & Chips Tour: Pacific Inn

Pacific Inn is another place that claims to have the *best* Fish & Chips. I had heard of the pub from a friend who used to live here. That and the chef from a bar I used to frequent also happened to do some cooking here also.

It's been a long time since I ate there. The picture has been sitting on my camera for so long. I just don't feel confident enough to elucidate its various factors, but I remember liking it. Though it certainly wasn't mind blowing enough to make the top of my list. Kind of boring fries as I recall, and nothing special tartar, but I remember the fish & batter being better.

Still, enjoy the picture. Mmmm. Fish & Chips.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sweet Potato Crisp

So I was on the bus and suddenly inspired. I have to say that I love bus travel for this exact reason. A lot of my best ideas have happened between two places. A lot of my favorite recipes I've designed out of thin air. Sweet Potato Crisp was one of these. It turned out delightful. Sweet, but not so sweet as a double-chocolate tort. And wonderful for the holiday season.

Candied Sweet Potatoes:


1/3 c butter, chilled, cubed

¼ c brown sugar

3-4 medium sweet potatoes, washed, chilled, cubed



½ c rolled oats

¼ c butter, chilled, cubed

¼ c brown sugar

¼ c crushed pecans


Preheat the oven to 375.  Place sweet potatoes in pie plate or casserole dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar and butter. Cook in oven for approximately 35 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are carmelized. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, combine the crisp ingredients in a bowl and fork together until evenly combined. When the sweet potatoes have candied, spread the crisp topping over the top and cook for approximately 10 more minutes or until the butter has melted and the oats have become golden and crisp.

I also suggest getting a thing of local whipping cream and whipping up some whipped cream. Don't add sugar, however. It's all the better without.

(Sorry for forgetting a picture. I'll add one later as I plan to make it again for Thanksgiving.)