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TikTok Potatoes

Posted on Monday, December 14th, 2020

Dave!I've got a bit of a TikTok addiction going on, and finally had to admit to myself that I have a problem so I can limit the time I've been wasting on it. Now I give myself 15 minutes when I get up and 15 minutes before bed... though sometimes I pick it up while I'm waiting for a file to upload or clothes to dry or stuff like that.

It feels very much like wasted time that I could be using for something else... except not really.

Because my favorite thing to do with TikTok is look for recipes. I have grabbed a shocking number of meal ideas off the app and have made many dishes I've found there. Last night I made these Herb and Parmesan Crusted Potatoes, and they were magnificent...

A plate with parmesan and herb crusted potatoes looking amazing.

I mean seriously delicious. So good that after I finished an entire carb-loaded plate full of them, all I wanted to do was run to the grocery store so I could buy more potatoes. Fortunately, I was too busy being a lazy potato to go get more potatoes because that cannot be a good way to lose my remaining lockdown weight.

My second favorite thing to do with TikTok is follow a bunch of woodworkers and home renovators to get tips on the projects I like to do. Since TikTok videos are so short... 15 seconds each (with up to four strung together for a total maximum of 60 seconds)... you are getting maximum efficiency out of your time investment. Unlike YouTube videos where people can pad them with stupid crap you don't need to know... or waste your time selling products and other irrelevant nonsense... TikTok has none of that. 99% of the time, it's just the information you're wanting. 15 minutes on TikTok can easily equal an hour on YouTube or recipe sites where the author posts stupid shit for pages about how this was the recipe their grandmother found while on a wine tasting tour in Tuscany and she gave it to you on her death bed but there was a page missing so you had to spend a week looking through all of her paperwork until you found it but the information was in Italian so you had to write to your Uncle Giuseppe to get it translated and he's doing so great with his two kids all grown up and married and it breaks your heart because your own kids are growing up so darn fast and you know that you're only getting a few more summers at The Cape until they are married with children of their own and then you'll be a grandmother and you hope that they call you "Nana Kate" but you aren't named Kate at all your name is Jenna and that's a totally different story for a different recipe because, boy you're going to want to cook this right away so I'll just get right to the ingredients and instructions but, before I do, I just have to tell you about the time I went clamming on the beach and got so sunburned...

Cannot tell you how many times I've wanted to throw my laptop against the wall while scrolling through recipes because ABSOLUTELY EVERYBODY thinks that their life IS JUST THAT INTERESTING.

Unlike me, of course, who has such an interesting life that I put it on the internet daily.

But in a blog where that kind of nonsense belongs!

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  1. So you gonna share the recipe for those potatoes? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Dave2 says:

      It’s just smaller red potatoes that have been scrubbed clean, halved, then sliced half-way with a tic-tac-toe pattern on the cut-end (so the butter will be drawn up into the potato and they are easier to smash with a fork while eating). Melt a half-stick of butter and put in a baking dish. Stir in a good amount of your choice of Italian herb blend seasoning (mine is from Spice House and called “Tuscan Olive Oil Blend” which contains garlic, onion, salt, pepper, bell pepper, sugar, rosemary, and paprika) PLUS several tablespoons of fine-grated parmesan (I put fresh-grated into a blender to make a coarse powder, but you can use canned powder cheese product)… you want to add enough of the herb mix and parmesan to make the butter into a somewhat thick paste. Spread the paste on the bottom of the pan, place potatoes cut & scored side down, then bake at 400ยบ until tender (mine took 25 minutes). They really are quite amazing. I smash them with a fork to distribute the crusted herbs and parmesan.

  2. Oh my word do those ever look delicious.

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