frying makes things smelly.
I wasn't really sure what it smelled like, but I knew it was BAD.
Once, I cooked potatoes in a frying pan.. which I thought = frying.. and i apologized pretty profusely.. only to learn that cooking something in a frying pan doesn't really make it fried.. yeah, I was blonde back then.
So I have never fried anything for fear of a really smell house.
I made mashed potatoes (for the first time) this week. I am still getting the hang of cooking for myself.. see, most recipes are built to serve multiple people, but I mostly cook for myself.. I also have no clue what a pound feels like. So, the recipe called for, uh 3 lbs of potatoes? which i looked up online.. and it said that 3 lbs of potatoes is equal to 9 potatoes. They must have been measuring really small potatoes.
Where is that helpful scale in the grocery store like they have in Ohio!? those don't exist in NYC.. apparently everyone else here knows what 3 lbs feels like. Or maybe the recipe was made for 40 people.. or thanksgiving dinner, or who knows what. The point is that I made A LOT of potatoes.. maybe a life time's worth.
I made them on wednesday and I am already sick to death of mashed potatoes.
So tonight, in my exciting NY life, I stayed home on a friday night and FRIED some potatoes.
recipe that I "followed"