Thursday, March 29, 2012
Ree & Me, v.2
If you missed last week's (the first official) "Ree & Me" post, you may want to go back and read it so that you know why I'm acting as if Ree (aka: The Pioneer Woman) and I are on a first-name basis ....
Last week, I reviewed a recipe from her first cookbook, but this week .... I couldn't wait to dive into my brand spankin' new "Food From My Frontier."
And boy-oh-boy, did I start off on a good one!
(as if there are any bad ones!? .....yeah, right!)
Mushroom Swiss Sliders with Spicy Fry Sauce
(page 100 in Food From My Frontier)
Ohmygoodness. I think I may have a new favorite PW recipe.
Well .... maybe it's a tie with last week's recipe.
Totally different kinds of recipes, but in the "burger" category -- this is the winner!
Click HERE to take you right over to Ree's recipe on her perfectly perfect blog. (As I said last week, there's no sense in me trying to mess with perfection .... you might as well click over and see it the right way.)
But this is what MY sliders looked like ....
I have a confession ..... before this, I had NEVER cooked a burger indoors!
Is that weird?
The thought of frying a burger in a pan instead of throwing it on the grill out back just seemed so strange.
Well, apparently strange can be A-MAZING.
I am a HUGE mushroom fan.
And don't even get me started on swiss cheese.
Okay, okay .... cheese, in general.
But I want to tell you mushroom haters out there -- don't be afraid! The mushrooms are chopped up and sauteed first (then smothered with cheese), so you won't even know they're there, I promise!!!
My husband isn't the biggest mushroom fan -- and he said these are the best burgers he's ever had!
And the sauce?
And SO SO SO simple.
Three ingredients that I guarantee you have on hand.
Good on the burgers ..... good to dip your fries in. Just plain GOOD.
Oh ... and 100% Lucy-approved, as well!
And I would again, like to take this opportunity to throw in a disclaimer to Miss PW .... if you should ever happen to hear about this nonsense .... I promise, I'm not crazy. I just love you and think we should be BFFs, that's all. :-)
(Our names DO both have three letters, you know!)