One of my long-time favorite places to eat is Yours Truly, which is a local chain of sorts—well, to be honest, they’re more of a local institution in seven locations—and whose Web site lends serious support to my theory that site quality is inversely proportional to food quality. They also have free WiFi at the location nearest us, not that I ever happen to have my laptop along when I’m there. But there’s always the possibility of using it.
In a menu full of good things, one of my favorites is their Notso™ Fries (“They’re notso common!”). To make a plate of Notso™ Fries, you first pile up some cottage fries, which are those little round crinkle-cut jobbies. To the fry pile, you then add a whole bunch of cheese. Then crumbled bacon, and I think more cheese. The whole plate is then broiled until the cheese is golden, and just before serving you plop on a generous dollop o’ sour cream.
It’s like a heart attack on a plate.
I had long thought that this wonderful dish represented, in some sense, the apex of cholesterolicious cooking, but this morning I discovered that I was wrong, that the fine folks at Yours Truly had gone themselves one better and given us…
The Notso™ Omelet.
Substitute hashbrowns for the cottage fries but keep everything else the same, stuff the result into a three-egg omelet, and put the sour cream on top.