It Looks Like…

We see what we want to see. The brain is not only amazing in making patterns where there is none, we are so wired to recognize faces we will often see them where they are not.

The most common reference of these usually fall to highly revered, dead people. Think Jesus, Mary or even Elvis. In any of the cases you could claim a religious bias and impact.

Often that recognition involves food. In a 1985 episode of Cheers, Cliff Claven is convinced that he has a potato that looks like Richard Nixon. Off the small screen there are many who have identified food that looks like a famous person.

  • Huffington Post – While not all of these pictures are of food, I liked the Easter Bunny chip the best
  • Anchors Chip of the Month – The Marilyn Monroe dress blowing up (from Some Like it Hot) is amazing.
  • The FW – I like the video game face.
  • Buzz Feed – This is the all Jesus food montage.
  • Yahoo – This is an article about how a chicken McNugget that looked like George Washington sold for over $8000 on ebay.



Easy, Crispy Pan Fried Potatoes

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I looked for a face on these, but alas, to no avail.

Photo Nov 10, 4 50 27 PMCan you guess which was the last slice?

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Into the pan.

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So easy and delicious!

Easy, Crispy Pan Fried Potatoes

Prep Time: 15 M | Cook Time: 15 M | Makes: 6 servings


  • 6 – 8 large potatoes
  • 1 large onion (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic (optional)
  • 1 pepper (green, red, jalapeno – you decide) optional
  • Salt to tast
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Peanut Oil
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter


1. Peel and slice (or cube) potatoes

2. Let soak for 5-10 minutes in salted ice water

3. Drain well and pat dry

4. Heat 1/4 cup peanut oil in a skillet on high heat until shimmering and almost smoking

5. Add potatoes and let fry for 2 minutes

6. Cover pan and reduce heat to medium Allow to steam for about 2 minutes

7. Remove cover and turn the heat back up to high

8. Dump the pan of potatoes into a colander over the sink to remove excess oil and moisture –return them to the pan

9. Fry, stirring occasionally, until done. Do not cover at this stage of frying because they will get soggy

10. Add the butter at the very end of cooking

11. Taste for seasoning and serve hot with plenty of cracked pepper

Nutritional Info:

Carbs: Carbs: 60.4
Calories per serving: 319
Fat per serving: 6.5


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Categories: Fried, kosher, Recipes, Side Dish, vegan, Vegetable4, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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2 Comments on “It Looks Like…”

  1. August 3, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    This looks yummy!


  2. August 3, 2014 at 1:49 pm #

    They look quite tasty!


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