McMurphy’s Kickass Homefries

McMurphy's Kickass Homefries
Recipe type: Breakfast
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  • 2 Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes
  • ½ green bell pepper
  • ½ onion
  • 2 strips bacon, roughly chopped
  • butter
  • salt & pepper
  1. Make sure your potatoes are washed & diced. Leave the skin on.
  2. Put the potatoes in a pot of water, approximately 3 qts, with 1 tbsp of kosher salt on the stove. Turn hear on high & bring to a boil until potatoes are fork tender.
  3. Dice the onion & bell pepper. In a cast iron skillet, render the bacon with the onions & peppers on medium heat.
  4. Strain potatoes & throw into the cast iron skillet with the peppers & onions & a pat of butter.
  5. Really mash down with the weight of another skillet, & set on medium-medium low heat until you finish cooling the rest of your breakfast, about 5-10 minutes. The bottom should form a nice crust on it.
  6. Salt & pepper to taste. Add a dash of hot sauce if you like.


‘Wish I was in Oaxaca’ Chicken

RandallPMcMurphy Says: I make the chili powder from scratch using Alton Brown’s Recipe. Maggi seasoning is like Mexican soy sauce. It’s awesome.

'Wish I was in Oaxaca' Chicken
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
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  • 4 chicken breasts, skin on
  • 2 tbsp chili powder, divided
  • 1 bottle beer (Tecate)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced with seeds
  • 1 white onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo, chopped
  • 7 oz. Chipotle sauce (1 can)
  • 29 oz. Hunts Fire Roasted tomatoes (2 cans)
  • 3 c. chicken stock
  • 1 pinch Mexican oregano
  • 3 tbsp grape seed oil (or vegetable oil)
  • corn tortillas
  • cilantro
  • Maggi seasoning
  • salt & pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Season the chicken breasts with salt & pepper, & a sprinkle of chili powder. In a dutch oven or large, oven safe pot, heat oil on Medium High & brown chicken. Approximately 3 minutes each side. Remove chicken & set aside.
  2. With pot still on medium high, throw onion, garlic & jalapeno in & cook for approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Deglaze with 6oz of beer, scraping up all the brown bits from the pan, & drink the rest.
  4. Combine the rest of the ingredients & the rest of the Chili Powder, with the onions, peppers & garlic & place the chicken in. Pour in chicken stock to just cover the chicken, if necessary, & bring to a simmer. Tear up 2-3 corn tortillas & toss into pot.
  5. Cover, & place pot in oven for 2.5 hours or until chicken is fork tender.
  6. Remove chicken from the pot & set aside. Use an immersion blender, or carefully pour braising liquid into a blender & blend until smooth. Taste. Season with Maggi seasoning & pepper to taste.
  7. Plate chicken in a shallow bowl, ladle over a spoonful of sauce, & garnish with cilantro to taste. Serve with corn tortillas.


Roasted Bone Marrow

Submitted by RandallPMcMurphy
Serves 2


a few veal or beef marrow bones parsley
shallots lemon
extra virgin olive oil coarse sea salt
pepper bread


  1. Soak bones overnight in salt water (1 tbsp salt to 1 qt water) in the fridge to get out the impurities & blood & such. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  3. Put the marrow standing up in a roasting pan or other oven-safe vessel.
  4. Roast for about 15 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, make a nice salad with sliced shallots, some parsley, lemon juice, and oil to taste.  Toast some bread.
  6. Serve with a spoonful of sea salt that the diner can sprinkle on themselves.