I’m like Luke Skywalker, in that people have been enticing me toward the dark side for years. The dark side being the iPhone. Except, unlike Luke, the encouragement actually worked on me.
Does that make me Darth Vadar?
I was using an HTC Thunderbolt, which, don’t get me wrong, I loved, but it was having issues that were getting worse and worse all the time. I dragged my sick little phone into the cell phone store, and the cell phone doctor told me my phone’s disease was permanent and untreatable. But, hooray! I have an upgrade available. I can just find a new phone to love.
There were only TWO “free” upgrade smart phones available, and the iPhone was one of them. And “free” is in quotes because apparently “free” means $30 plus more for whatever accessories you want.
Apparently all the cell phone companies are doing it.
But I digress. I’m now using my iPhone to connect to all my favorite social media outlets. And despite the extensive list of reasons my brother gave me to love Android more than iPhone, I find I just really love my iPhone.
Which actually encouraged me to indulge in some other things I love, including but not restricted to: chocolate shakes, an afternoon in bed, a re-read of some of my favorite self-help books, Tim Minchin videos, my favorite slippers, and…
Lovely, buttery, crusted with cheese, golden, garlic potatoes.
With sour cream to dip them in.
The process of making these is pretty straightforward. I did soak my cut fries in salt water for around 10 minutes, but it’s unclear whether this helped the process or not. I’m calling this an optional step.
After spreading my 9×13 with butter and parmesan, and sprinkling with garlic powder and Italian seasoning, I laid my salt-water-soaked and gently-patted-dry potato slices in the pan as tightly as possible. My three potatoes just barely fit.
I gave them a good half hour to bake.
During which time, I listened to one of my favorite self-help audiobooks while simultaneously setting a new personal best of 205,000 (which pales in comparison to neighbor kids’ 2 million+ score) on Temple Run on my iPhone. I do pretty good until I get to the part where half the path is missing and you have to tilt to one side or the other. I don’t know why that messes me up.
This is my life… lounging in my pajamas and favorite slippers, listening to “The Happiness Advantage”, playing Temple Run, eating parmesan crusted potatoes dipped in sour cream and drinking Diet Coke.
I literally have absolutely nothing to complain about.
Adapted from Favorite Family Recipes.
- 3 regular potatoes
- 3-4 T. butter, melted
- ⅓ - ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
- Slice potatoes into large fries. (I got 10 fries from each potato)
- (*optional step: soak raw fries in salt water for 10-20 minutes, and pat dry before baking.)
- Pour melted butter into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle with an even layer of parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with seasonings.
- Lay potato slices very closely together over the top, in one layer.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 25-35 minutes.
- Serve warm with sour cream dipping sauce.
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