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In my post for Chicken Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce, you may have noticed that I served it with a side of fried shredded potatoes. I guess a neater version of these would be called a “shredded potato pancake”, but I move them around in the pan so much  that they don’t come out like a pancake in the end.

I don’t really have a specific recipe for these – I just put it together as I go along. The general idea is:

1. Shred potatoes (however many you want!) in a food processor:

2. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat:

3. Add potatoes and season with salt and pepper:

4. Every so often, flip/rotate the potatoes until evenly browned.

5. Serve. Here they are with my chicken schnitzel:

That’s it! Very very simple. This is one of the sides I make for Stan when we’re out of pasta, or when I’ve made him too many mashed potatoes!

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Looking to pimp your everyday Rice Crispy Treats recipe? Look no further! All you have to do is brown the butter (a lot of butter), and add a little sea salt.

While many of you out there may have made New Years resolutions to lose weight, my husband is on a quest to gain 15lb. by the end of April, for his trip to Everest. So these treats are right up his alley!

Salted Brown Butter Rice Crispy Treats

4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 10-ounce bag marshmallows
1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
6 cups crispy rice cereal (Rice Krispies)

1. Coat an 8-inch square cake pan with cooking spray (or use butter).

2. In a large pot, melt butter over medium-low heat. You’ll need to be patient and vigilant during this step… the butter will melt, then foam, then turn clear golden, then finally start to turn a light brown. Stir frequently and keep your eyes on the butter – if it cooks for too long, it will burn.

browning the butter

3. As soon as the butter turns a light-brown color, turn the heat off and stir in the marshmallows – the heat from the melted butter should be enough to melt them (if it is not, turn it back on low until the marshmallows are smooth.)

add the marshmallows

melt the marshmallows

almost there!

4. Add the salt and cereal; stir to combine.

add the rice crispies

5. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan. Press down firmly and evenly with a piece of wax or parchment paper, or a spatula.

dump into baking dish

press to flatten

6. Let it cool completely, then cut into squares and serve.

let cool

let it cool

cut into pieces and enjoy

Serves 9-16 – depending on how you cut them

If you make 9:

  • 1 serving = 5 Weight Watchers Points
  • calories: 264
  • fat: 10.5g
  • carbs: 40.8g (5g fiber, 16.5g sugars)
  • 1.6g protein

If you make 16:

  • 1 serving = 3 Weight Watchers Points
  • calories: 148
  • fat: 5.91g
  • carbs: 22.95
  • 0.9g protein

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