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Quicker Baked Potato

Try this method for speeding up the potato baking process (for a better texture than those that you microwave). Pre-heat the oven to 400. Place the potato in boiling water for 10 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes. This will cut the cooking time in half.


Carnitas #2


1/4 cup lard or vegetable oil
1 centiliter garlic; minced
2 lb lean boneless pork butt; cut into 1 cubes
1 salt to taste
1 paprika
1/2 cup fresh orange juice

Heat the oil or lard in a large, heavy dutch oven until almost smoking. Add minced garlic. Spread the pork over the bottom and season with salt and paprika to taste. Reduce heat to medium and saute until meat is golden on all sides -- 15 to 20 mins. Do not crowd pan. (You may have to saute meat in two batches). When meat has been sauteed, remove with a slotted spoon, and pour off fat. Return meat to Dutch oven and add orange juice. Stir frequently over high heat until boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until liquid is thickened, and orange juice has formed a glaze on the pork -- about 10 to 12 mins. Cover and bake in a preheated 300~ oven until meat is very tender, about 30 mins. Serve with salsa and tortillas. Source: "Authentic Mexican Cooking" by Paula Holt and Helene Juarez :: MM by Sue Woodward