Baked Jicama Fries

Baked Jicama Fries

img_6236Misfits Market strikes again… yet another vegetable I’ve never prepared.  This was an interesting one-I had to Google pictures of root vegetables to figure out what it even was.  Now, I know that a jicama makes a delicious side dish!

I found this recipe from Spend with Pennies.  I paired this recipe with Lemon-Garlic Aioli and it was amazing as a side dish!

Ingredients

  • 2 large jicama
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Peel jicama and cut into ‘fries’. Boil 10-12 minutes.
  3. Drain and dab dry. Toss with remaining ingredients.
  4. Place on a parchment lined pan and bake 20 minutes.
  5. Flip and bake an additional 20 minutes or until golden
  6. Serve warm with ranch or aioli.
Crockpot Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

Crockpot Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

Enchiladas are always a big hit, but this is by far my favorite recipe and it’s so easy.  Crockpot… how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways… ok, you get the point.  Set it and forget it recipes are my favorite.  I love this recipe because it has such a different flavor than traditional enchiladas, but it always gets rave reviews.  The hardest part is putting the enchiladas together and baking, so I call it a win!

I have adapted this recipe over the years from a recipe I found from One Good Thing.  I use the slow cooker to cook the chicken in the marinade used in the original recipe.  Instead of marinating already cooked chicken, I find this really gets the flavor in the chicken and makes for great enchilada sauce in the end!

Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp honey
  • 5 Tbsp lime juice (2 large or 3 small limes)
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 bell pepper (any preferred color), diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 lb chicken (or extra to freeze for later!)
  • 8-10 flour tortillas (or corn if you prefer corn enchiladas)
  • 1 pound monterey jack cheese, shredded (or cheese of choice-I use whatever I have on hand and all varieties have turned out great)
  • 16 ounces green enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream (don’t have heavy cream?  Make your own if you have whole milk and butter on hand – mix 2/3 cup whole milk with 1/3 cup melted butter.  No grocery trip, FTW!)

Directions

  1. Place chicken in crock pot.  Add diced bell pepper and onion.
  2. Mix honey, lime, chili powder, and garlic powder together until well blended.  Pour mixture over chicken and vegetables.  Cook on low 8 hours or until chicken is thoroughly cooked (at least 165 degrees).img_6187
  3. Shred the chicken and reserve the drippings for the enchilada sauce.
  4. Pour about 1/2 cup green enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan.
  5. Stuff the tortillas with the chicken mixture and shredded cheese, saving about 1 cup of cheese to sprinkle on top of enchiladas (or more if you love cheese… who doesn’t love cheese???).
  6. Mix the remaining enchilada sauce with the cream and leftover marinade from the chicken.
  7. Pour the sauce on top of the enchiladas and sprinkle with leftover cheese.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until brown and crispy on top.
Pan Fried Zucchini with Easy Lemon Garlic Aioli

Pan Fried Zucchini with Easy Lemon Garlic Aioli

img_5795Yep… more zucchini.  There is an over abundance of zucchini this time of year, so I always try to find ways to prepare it other than zucchini bread.  This recipe is pretty simple and easy to prepare, although it’s a little more time consuming than baking.  If you want a side dish with a little crisp, this is the recipe for you!

This recipe comes from Maria’s Mixing Bowl if you’d like to check out the original!

Ingredients

Zucchini Bites:

  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups  Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

Garlic Aioli Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

Zucchini Bites

  1. Slice the zucchini into 1/2″ thick rounds.

  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and ground black pepper. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. And pour the Panko into a third bowl.

  3. Coat the zucchini with the flour mixture and then dip them into the beaten eggs. Cover them entirely with the Panko.

  4. In a large, heavy bottomed skillet, heat the canola oil over medium heat. Once heated, place zucchini bites flat in the pan (only one layer at a time), and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked all the way through.

Garlic Aioli Sauce

  1. Combine mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

  2. Serve zucchini bites hot with the sauce and enjoy!