Tuesday, July 17, 2012

D U D E F O O D - Volume One

VOL1
It is exactly what you think it is, food for dudes. And for rad ladies too, but really, it's dude food. I am hoping to make a little series out of this, because you all know how much I love my dude and cooking for him and his skateboarder pals is one of my favorite things to do. Volume one is a few of my favorites. Check out the menu, and the recipes will follow.
THEMENU
loaded fries 
These sweet potato fries are the perfect side with just about any mean. Lightly fried in extra virgin olive oil with bacon chunks and tossed with parmesan cheese and salt and pepper.   
corn 
Herb fried corn cobb isn't really fried, it's boiled until cooked and then sauteed in a hot pan with fresh dill and rosemary, some butter and salt. basic and classic. 
brat goatcheese
Now for the super stars of this meal. The brat is started early, and cooked in beer and Carolina barbecue sauce for at least an hour. Add salt and pepper, and let it cook down. Add more beer, simmer on medium heat and add yellow pepper slivers. You will have the most amazing sauce ever once it cooks down. You can add more or less of each ingredient to taste. I also threw in some pickled southern peppers for kicks. 

The brats sidekick is steamed asparagus, bundled and stuffed with wine soaked goat cheese, then wrapped in bacon and tossed on the grill. Heave does exists and it's on this plate. You can create a sauce with the remaining goat cheese and red wine as a topper. It's strong, so beware. 

And there you have it. Dude food, volume one. Any suggestions for future volumes can be left in the comments and if you try it, link back to me, i would love to see how yours came out!

xo,
Beca

29 comments:

  1. Omigod, Beca! This is amazing. I'd like to add poutine with corn dogs cut up on it to your Dude Food menu. I mean, that's a crazy combo, but I've seen dudes who just love it!

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    1. I have never heard of that, I'm going to research!

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  2. Yuuuuum I cannot wait to try these recipes out one day. You are such a good cook to know how to make all this stuff! Your dude and his friends are very lucky to have you. :)

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  3. You had me at sweet potato fries and goat cheese <3 Oh my goodness, yum!!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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    1. My favorites! I could live off of sweet potato and goat cheese.

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  4. I'm fucking hungover right now and i want all of this food right up inside of me

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  5. holy shit. this is amazing... you had me at fried corn cobs.

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  6. oh. em. gee. You continue to amaze me.

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  7. Holy crap, this sounds and looks amazing. Any friend of goat cheese is a friend of mine.

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    1. I LOVE GOAT CHEESE! And the red wine soaked goat cheese at the store was $18! Insanity! So I made my own!

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  8. Beca,

    I love you more and more each day! The addition of Dude Food is super sweet, and I will most definitely be tagging each on my google reader. This rad lady and her dude certainly approve.

    Ashley Wolfe
    kdktwelve

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    1. hooray! I'm so glad you liked it, its my new favorite feature. i just filled up a notebook with meal ideas!

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  9. oh snap girl! Those are some lucky dudes.
    Even though I am a vegan, I sure know how to appreciate some delicious looking food, and damn that food looks awesome!

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    1. I'll do a vegan meal soon, too!

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  10. Love following you. Your creativity and wit are refreshing!

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  11. LOVE THIS! Mmmm Dudette phood ;)

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  12. dang! I love dude food. In my belly.

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  13. Dear Beca, thanks for making me look bad ;) Mr saw this and he was like, "whaaaaaaat?!!! that guy is one lucky dude!".
    t xo

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  14. This. Looks. Effing. Delicious!
    And the Yuengling in that photo is making me miss that stuff baddd. I'm so bummed we don't get it in california.

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