Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Greetings! This column is dedicated in memory of my
Pop-Pop, Louis Philip Panzino who suddenly passed on
March 3, 2012 just 28 days shy of his 91st birthday. My Pop-Pop
was truly a wonderful man, he was extremely family oriented,
had an impeccable work ethic (working into his 80’s), enjoyed
cooking his special dishes for family and friends (he preferred
anything with potatoes!), loved nature, especially watching birds
and squirrels eating from the feeder that my dad hung outside
his bedroom window, and he enjoyed watching Western’s and
cowboy movies (particularly anything with John Wayne in it),
and both my Pop-Pop and Mom-Mom helped my Dad and
Mom in their outreach ministry for over 30 years preparing
and distributing food to those in their time of need. To say
that he will be missed is an understatement, but I am honored
to have had him as my Grandpop, and I know that our loss,
is Heaven’s gain! I Love You Pop-Pop!
March 31, 1921 - March 3, 2012
Pop-Pop Lou’s Hobo Style Potatoes
1/4 cup safflower or sunflower oil
4 large potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch thick pieces
1 onion, sliced
5 eggs, beaten
1 (16 oz.) can Bush’s vegetarian baked beans, liquid drained
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Add 2 tablespoons of safflower oil into a large skillet over
medium-high heat. Add sliced onion and cook until onions
soften, and then add potato slices. Cover skillet with a lid,
and cook onions and potatoes 2 minutes on low heat, then
gently flip over the potatoes, cover with lid, and cook one
minute on high heat. Gently flip potatoes over once again
and continue to alternately cook over high heat, then low
heat, gently flipping potatoes over so that both sides cook
evenly, and being careful not to break up the potatoes
during this cooking process. Add a little more oil to the pan
as needed. Once the potatoes are fork tender, remove the
lid, and over high heat cook the potatoes until they are
golden brown and crispy, and onions are caramelized.
Turn heat to medium and add eggs, stirring gently until
they are cooked through. Turn heat to low, stir in the baked
beans, sea salt and pepper and cook just until beans are
warmed through.

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