An Oldie but a Summery!

From "The Secret Life of Food" by Clare Crespo. Photo By Eric Staudenmaier.

I used to be in a supper club. One summer, the theme for the club was appropriately "summer" as well. I came up with this recipe for my favorite summer shoe made out of potatoes and green beans. I served them in pairs and my friends laughed. I love to make people smile and I love to celebrate what is happening in my life. And SUMMER is happening in our lives right now, so I thought I would bring this one back to show you!

Potato Flip Flops 

2 baking potatoes

½ cup olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

16 green beans

rosemary leaves (optional)

1.    Preheat oven to 400°. Cut the potatoes lengthwise into 1/2” slices. 2. Drizzle half the olive oil on a cookie sheet. Place the potatoes on the cookie sheet and drizzle the remaining oil over them. 3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (and rosemary leaves if you want your flip flops to look as though they have been walking through the grass!) Bake in oven until potatoes are starting to brown (30-40 minutes). 4. Meanwhile steam the green beans (5-10 minutes). 5. Remove potatoes from the oven. With a small knife or chopstick, punch holes widthwise into the potato slices on either side of the potato, and two holes in the center at one end of the potato. 6. Insert green beans into the holes to create straps for your flip flops.

      Makes 4 pairs of flop flops.