My first invention

A bit back, I teased a recipe that I had ACTUALLY invented. I know this is not a big deal for most people, but for a stringent recipe-follower like myself, this is big news. Of course, my first foray into experimentation was with my favorite food – the potato! I had tried a variation on this concept previously, but didn’t really care for how it turned out. SO, I made some changes.

Sweet and Sour Appletaters


Red potatoes, skin on and quartered
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp of olive oil
2 apples, cored and cut into chunks
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp brown sugar
pinches of salt and pepper


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix potatoes, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl. Shake everything around to ensure the oil coats all surfaces of the ingredients.  Spread out evenly on a pan/cookie sheet covered in foil. Set aside.

Coat apple pieces with balsamic vinegar, and toss brown sugar in (the ratio created by my ingredient list is to my taste, so if you want more brown sugar, or balsamic, have at it!) Spread the apples on a separate pan.

Put both pans in the oven. How long you roast them will depend on your oven and how smushy you like your apples/potatoes. I left my potatoes in for about 35-40 minutes, but took the apples out about ten minutes earlier because I didn’t want them to get mealy. After both pans are out of the oven, just mix them together! I thought this combination tasted really good together, though I know that it’s not for everyone.

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