Saturday, August 13, 2011


My  brother served a two year mission for our Church in Brazil.  While he was there he discovered Brazilian cheeseburgers.  They're basically like American cheeseburgers, but you put corn and peas and shoestring potatoes and maybe a fried egg on them.  Keep in mind that if you put regular french fries on them, it won't be nearly as tasty, so here's the ever-so-complicated recipe for shoestring potatoes:

2 pounds (about) potatoes
2-3 Tbs. vegetable oil (depending on your preference for oily-ness)
1/4 tsp. salt (or more to taste)
1/4 tsp. pepper

Wash potatoes and cu them into very thin, long pieces, like french fries on weight watchers.  Put the other stuff in a large, seal able plastic bag and mix, add potatoes to bag, seal, shake to mix (very fun for little helpers in the kitchen).  Spread in a single layer on a cookie sheet, bake at 450 degrees until crisp, about 1/2 hour.  I like to kind of "stir" them around once or twice while baking so they brown a little better and don't stick to the cookie sheet as much.

Once your potatoes are ready and crispy, put them on your burger with your peas, corn, meat, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and whatever else you like.  This is really good, and my picky eater even ate the peas and corn with no complaint this way!

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