Saturday, June 27, 2009


Gosh! I actually have nothing to say on this post. So I'll let this really funny song about potatoes by Cheryl Wheeler do the talking.......

They're red, they're white. they're brown
They get way underground

They can't be much to do

So now they have blue ones too

We don't care what they look like we'll eat them
Anyway they can fit our plate
Every way we can conjure to heat them

We're delighted and think they're just great

Po ta to (13 X)

Sometimes we ditch the skin

To eat what it's holding in
Sometimes we'd rather please

Have just the outside with cheese

They have eyes but they do not have faces

I don't know if their feelings get hurt

By just hanging around in dark places

Where they only can stare at the dirt

Po ta to (13X)

I guess the use is scant

For other parts of the plant

But that which grows in view

Is eating potato too

I imagine them under their acres

Out in Idaho and up in Maine
Maybe wondering if they'll be bakers

Or knishes or latkes or plain

Po ta to (13 X)

Words and music by Cheryl Wheeler

What more can I say?..........

Except that this is a very tasty and fast dish that I got from watching the Food Safari show. And if you were to use Russet potatoes it will just absorb the spices so much better than the firmer and less starchy white, red and yellow potatoes. This dish is yummm.

Here's the recipe.

2 Russet potatoes, boiled in skin, peeled and then cubed
1 tbsp dessicated coconut
1 tbsp sesame seeds

1 tbsp cooking oil

Seasoning for potatoes :

1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp tumeric powder
1 tsp chillie powder
salt to taste

To be sauteed :

1/2 tsp whole cumin seeds
1/4 tsp of fenugreek seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds

Season the boiled and cubed potatoes with the seasoning ingredients. Mix well. Put aside.

Put about 1 tablespoon of oil into a pan. Heat it. Saute the cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and mustard seeds. It will pop and sputter but stir it around for a minute then add teh seasoned cubed potatoes and mix in. Add the dessicated coconut and sesame seeds and stir.Add salt to taste. Serve.

1 comment:

Juli Herman said...

susahnye nak carik organic potatoes here.....not as readily available as in ohio


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