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Title: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: quixoticgeek on December 07, 2020, 09:09:49 pm
I got so fed up with the quality of the plastic wrapped potatoes in the supermarket here, I ordered some from a place that translates as "potatoe shop". To start with I got a pack of 3x2.5kg. With three different varieties to see what they are like.

The package should arrive tomorrow.

Does anyone have any interesting potatoes recipes beyond the obvious of roast, mash, chips, boiled, and bratkartoffeln?

Thanks

J
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: fboab on December 07, 2020, 09:10:47 pm
Cheese potato and onion pie.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: citoyen on December 07, 2020, 09:17:26 pm
Hasselback (https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/black-pepper-hasselback-potatoes) potatoes are one of those things that are possibly more effort than they’re worth, but still got to be tried.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: citoyen on December 07, 2020, 09:28:03 pm
Also just remembered this, which I came across while browsing Michel Roux's Pastry (https://www.hardiegrant.com/uk/publishing/bookfinder/book/pastry-by-michel-roux/9781844008278) earlier today...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50692624317_8cea72f7a8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kewX76)

Basically, King Edward potatoes and onions sautéed in butter then baked in a pâte brisée case, then pour double cream in the top and let it soak into the potatoes. Looks fantastic. I'm very tempted to try it.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: spesh on December 07, 2020, 09:33:32 pm

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Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 07, 2020, 09:38:33 pm
Tartiflette, and if you like goat cheese, Tartichevre. https://tasteofsavoie.com/2013/03/10/recipe-for-tartiflette/
Fritatta.
Chops on potatoes. (Mmm lamby potatoes)
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: citoyen on December 07, 2020, 09:41:56 pm
And since it's nearly Christmas, why not try the traditional Swedish festive dish, Jansson's temptation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jansson%27s_temptation) - a casserole of potatoes with pickled sprats!
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Deano on December 07, 2020, 09:42:12 pm
Cheese potato and onion pie.

Yeah, I was always tempted to ask Marj for her homity pie recipe. That was gorgeous.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: fuaran on December 07, 2020, 09:43:03 pm
Boil em, mash em, stick em in a stew. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihMMw0rnKz4

Nice in a simple curry, with chickpeas and spinach or kale.

Rosti is quite nice, but probably more effort than its worth. Unless you have a food processor for grating them.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Deano on December 07, 2020, 09:43:41 pm
Prep them and freeze them for future use?
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: citoyen on December 07, 2020, 09:44:23 pm
Mmm lamby potatoes

My final meal would be roast leg of lamb on boulangère potatoes. It's a classic combination for a reason.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Paul H on December 07, 2020, 09:46:10 pm
Latkes, my favourite
https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-latkes-at-home-251997

With a Spanish omelette in second place.  Though it's hard to beat a really good mash.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: ian on December 07, 2020, 09:47:54 pm
Florida gets a bad rap, but I was once at a conference there, and amongst the usual posho-buffet of lobster tails and steaks, I spied a plateau of wonderment. Laid out ahead of me, an entire table dedicated to the mashed potato. Cheesy, creamy, chivy, bacony, every species of mash that the finest American potatologists could imagine. Never in the entire history of man has anyone ever eaten so much mashed potato. I was detectable from the dent I was making in the Earth's gravitational field by the end of it.

Make mash. There's no upper limit.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: quixoticgeek on December 07, 2020, 09:51:24 pm

Make mash. There's no upper limit.

What's the best way to reheat frozen mash ?

J
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 07, 2020, 09:51:43 pm
Mmm lamby potatoes

My final meal would be roast leg of lamb on boulangère potatoes. It's a classic combination for a reason.

One of my favourite meals from childhood was 'chops on potatoes'. Why have I never learned to cook it? I wonder if it's too late to extricate the info from my mum now...
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 07, 2020, 09:52:57 pm
Oh! stovies!
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 07, 2020, 09:57:18 pm
And if you have any Dutch smoked white fish in the shops there you could try making a local version of Cullen Skink.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: fboab on December 07, 2020, 10:00:33 pm
Tartiflette.

Just seen Mrs P had that already. So good I'd make it twice so I'll leave it in.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: philip on December 07, 2020, 10:01:13 pm
Creamy, garlicy, Dauphinoise potatoes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/dauphinoisepotatoes_90205
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: fboab on December 07, 2020, 10:02:24 pm

Make mash. There's no upper limit.

What's the best way to reheat frozen mash ?

J
On top of cottage pie.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: fboab on December 07, 2020, 10:09:37 pm
If you make  Duchess potatoes (https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/duchess_potatoes/) you can freeze them and unfreeze individually. Same for hash browns, make a big batch and unfreeze a couple at a time.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Tail End Charlie on December 07, 2020, 10:12:00 pm
Do you make your own bread? If so, substitute half the flour with the same weight mashed potato. Makes a very light loaf.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: ScumOfTheRoad on December 07, 2020, 10:17:31 pm
Potato scones.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/user/65852/recipe/potato-scones
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 07, 2020, 10:18:25 pm
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Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 07, 2020, 10:19:13 pm
Tail End Charlie, that is the recipe for potato scones. Half mashed potato / half flour. Knead together, roll flat.
Then cook on a flat griddle plate.
Aw tattie scones, brilliant!
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: ScumOfTheRoad on December 07, 2020, 10:20:27 pm
I got the recipe wrong, here is the proper one  https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/user/65852/recipe/potato-scones
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 07, 2020, 10:21:01 pm
Nice in a simple curry, with chickpeas and spinach or kale.
Or sprouts. Potato and sprout curry :P
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Ham on December 07, 2020, 10:30:50 pm
Mmm lamby potatoes

My final meal would be roast leg of lamb on boulangère potatoes. It's a classic combination for a reason.

Which as it happens I cooked yesterday, shoulder FTW.

and.... Patatas Bravas! (aka chips with a bit of decent gravy)
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: quixoticgeek on December 07, 2020, 10:32:53 pm
On top of cottage pie.

That's the way I have been doing them, i make up a big batch of filling, and of mashed spud, freeze the two separate. Then defrost, put in dish in correct orde. Bake until smoke alarm goes off. Serve.

But it's not exactly a quick process, even tho it is an easy one.

If you make  Duchess potatoes (https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/duchess_potatoes/) you can freeze them and unfreeze individually. Same for hash browns, make a big batch and unfreeze a couple at a time.

Do you freeze them before going in the oven, or after ? How do you stop them drying out when you reheat? I like the idea, would allow for effective portion control.

J
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 07, 2020, 10:35:35 pm
potato cakes (latkes0
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: fboab on December 07, 2020, 10:45:51 pm


Do you freeze them before going in the oven, or after ? How do you stop them drying out when you reheat? I like the idea, would allow for effective portion control.

J
I've never tried but  this (https://pudgefactor.com/make-ahead-duchess-potatoes/) says before cooking.
All that butter and egg keeps them delish.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: citoyen on December 07, 2020, 11:15:08 pm
My final meal would be roast leg of lamb on boulangère potatoes. It's a classic combination for a reason.

Which as it happens I cooked yesterday, shoulder FTW.

 :thumbsup:

Quote
Patatas Bravas! (aka chips with a bit of decent gravy)

Mmmmm, yes!
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 08, 2020, 01:06:58 am
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/69/f1/79/69f1790d97b4934158d5842047ab8525.png)

Bah!  Ninja'd by Mrs P :'(
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Karla on December 08, 2020, 01:40:16 am
Has anyone mentioned Bubble & Squeak yet?
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: fuaran on December 08, 2020, 03:11:34 am
I've just been learning a bit of Dutch, and looking up recipes for stamppot. Its a similar thing to bubble and squeak / colcannon / champ etc.
Except often made with endive or sauerkraut, instead of cabbage. Or some versions with apples or pears. I'll try making some.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Regulator on December 08, 2020, 08:04:17 am
Potato scones.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/user/65852/recipe/potato-scones

One of my enduring memories of childhood is waking up to the smell of my mother making potato scones...  smothered in butter for the ultimate fattening breakfast!
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Legs on December 08, 2020, 08:27:26 am
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/rosti-fish-cakes (https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/rosti-fish-cakes)
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: nikki on December 08, 2020, 09:41:18 am
Lemon drizzle cake:
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/gluten-free-lemon-drizzle-cake
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: fimm on December 08, 2020, 10:47:33 am
Potato scones can be cooked (oven, fry or grill (I assume, we don't have one)) straight from the freezer. I like them with a fried or poached egg (this may not be authentic, I don't care).
Make a batch of potato curry and freeze that in portions?
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: geraldc on December 08, 2020, 11:50:32 am
I had this in China years ago. We'd finished the dish before it was revealed it was potatoes. It makes absolutely no sense, as it's essentially chips.

https://www.travelchinaguide.com/tour/food/chinese-cooking/caramel-potatoes.htm
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: citoyen on December 08, 2020, 12:13:45 pm
I had this in China years ago. We'd finished the dish before it was revealed it was potatoes. It makes absolutely no sense, as it's essentially chips.

https://www.travelchinaguide.com/tour/food/chinese-cooking/caramel-potatoes.htm

"The fine threads of caramel bring much fun to dining."

Sounds revolting!  ;D
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: rafletcher on December 08, 2020, 12:20:31 pm

Make mash. There's no upper limit.

What's the best way to reheat frozen mash ?

J

It can tend to be very watery when you first defrost it - but not to worry.  Put in a saucepan with a small knob of butter and a dash of milk (do do make your mash with butter and milk I hope...) and stir whilst heating gently. Works a treat.

As to other uses - dauphonoise or boulangere are both nice.

Or oven chips of course - slice into wedges / chips of your chosen size, mix in a bowl with salt, oil and maybe some cornflour, bake a high heat (220C) for 15 minutes or so, then get them out and toss them about a bit, seasoning if required (smoked paprika is nice). and finish off for 10  minutes.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: ian on December 08, 2020, 12:26:26 pm
I had this in China years ago. We'd finished the dish before it was revealed it was potatoes. It makes absolutely no sense, as it's essentially chips.

https://www.travelchinaguide.com/tour/food/chinese-cooking/caramel-potatoes.htm

"The fine threads of caramel bring much fun to dining."

Sounds revolting!  ;D

What a Chinese friend of mine calls sticky chips. They actually taste interesting, but it messes with your head.

They do sweet and sour noodles, but the noodles are shredded potato. That's quite good.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: hellymedic on December 08, 2020, 03:25:39 pm
potato cakes (latkes0

I was going to suggest these but someone pipped me to it upthread.

Is there much difference between hash browns and Latkes?
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Ham on December 08, 2020, 03:34:33 pm
Yes. Hash browns were invented by McDonalds, clearly inspired by the Latke, but a hyper commercialised version
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: hellymedic on December 08, 2020, 03:52:32 pm
Oh well, Chanukah and its associated Latkes, is imminent.
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Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Efrogwr on December 08, 2020, 04:33:04 pm
Roasted with sliced red peppers, ancovies, garlic and chilli.



Edited to correct my crap typing.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 08, 2020, 05:25:27 pm
Yes. Hash browns were invented by McDonalds, clearly inspired by the Latke, but a hyper commercialised version
Not sure about that. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_browns But latkes in turn are not quite identical to placki ziemniaczane, there must be dozens of variations.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: hellymedic on December 08, 2020, 06:58:43 pm
I've just been learning a bit of Dutch, and looking up recipes for stamppot. Its a similar thing to bubble and squeak / colcannon / champ etc.
Except often made with endive or sauerkraut, instead of cabbage. Or some versions with apples or pears. I'll try making some.

My Flemish grandmother's stamp was potato and carrot mash.

I get a yen for this from timed to time: cooked (boiled or zapped) spud and carrot, well-mashed with much butter and milk, seasoned with salt and pepper ± nutmeg.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: andrewc on December 08, 2020, 07:13:55 pm
I'm glad to see that we are all being sensible & not suggesting potato based alcohol projects... 


I've recently being enjoying Daupinoise potatoes with lots of Gruyere. Last nights meal was parboiled potatoes fried with onions, bacon & diced black pudding.  Lovely, but bad for the waistline. 


I might have a go at this one evening. https://germanfoods.org/recipes/heaven-and-earth/




Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Pickled Onion on December 08, 2020, 07:49:45 pm
No Irish recipe suggestions yet?

Colcannon (https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/colcannon)

Champ (https://www.thespruceeats.com/easy-traditional-irish-champ-recipe-435734)

Coddle (https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/dublin-coddle-51224810) (vegetarian adaptation possible)

Boxty (https://www.curiouscuisiniere.com/boxty-irish-potato-pancakes/)

O'Brien (https://www.afamilyfeast.com/potatoes-obrien/)
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: ian on December 08, 2020, 07:58:22 pm
Oh, I thought the title was 75 kg of potatoes. Surely 7.5 kg is merely a single helping of mash, isn't it?
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: quixoticgeek on December 08, 2020, 08:01:33 pm
I've just been learning a bit of Dutch, and looking up recipes for stamppot. Its a similar thing to bubble and squeak / colcannon / champ etc.
Except often made with endive or sauerkraut, instead of cabbage. Or some versions with apples or pears. I'll try making some.


Yup, Stamppot Borenkohl is my preferred version. I make it reasonably regularly. I serve it with British style sausages and gravy, for an anglo-Dutch bangers and mash...

The spuds arrived this evening. I am really impressed with the quality. I made up a batch of roast spuds using one from each variety. It was delicious. Bintje was the best variety. These are the best quality spuds, and best tasting, that I've found in .NL. Will be getting them in 5kg batches once I get through the 7.5kg.

I hadn't quite twigged that 7.5kg is basically 42 servings, if you go with the 175g per serving guideline...

J
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: road-runner on December 08, 2020, 08:09:45 pm
I hadn't quite twigged that 7.5kg is basically 42 servings, if you go with the 175g per serving guideline.

I wonder whether many of us had. At least we all now know that 175g is a serving.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: The Family Cyclist on December 08, 2020, 08:12:14 pm
Has anyone mentioned bubble and squeak yet. Although for this to work there needs to be left over spuds which I don't find happens very often
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: hellymedic on December 08, 2020, 11:52:05 pm
Someone did mention bubble and squeak.

I don't think potato kugel has been mentioned.
I have eaten this but never made it.
Various recipes can be found online.
This seems like those I have tasted.https://toriavey.com/toris-kitchen/passover-potato-kugel/ (https://toriavey.com/toris-kitchen/passover-potato-kugel/)
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Ham on December 09, 2020, 10:17:24 am
Hah. 7.5Kg would not go far in potato kugel production.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: citoyen on December 09, 2020, 10:27:44 am
Coincidentally, I've just been reminded of skordalia, which is a Greek dip made from mashed potatoes (or sometimes bread) with lots and lots and lots of garlic.

Very yummy. If you like garlic.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: hellymedic on December 09, 2020, 03:56:35 pm
Hah. 7.5Kg would not go far in potato kugel production.

Indeed; the recipe starts with 5lb potatoes, which is about 2¼kg
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Legs on December 09, 2020, 04:13:28 pm
If you're making mashed potatoes, be sure to warm your milk in the mee-kro-wah-vay...  :)
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Efrogwr on December 09, 2020, 07:19:49 pm
I'm glad to see that we are all being sensible & not suggesting potato based alcohol projects... 


I've recently being enjoying Daupinoise potatoes with lots of Gruyere. Last nights meal was parboiled potatoes fried with onions, bacon & diced black pudding.  Lovely, but bad for the waistline. 


I might have a go at this one evening. https://germanfoods.org/recipes/heaven-and-earth/



I'd forgotten tbat one!


Rösti is a good one, too.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: fuaran on December 09, 2020, 09:10:57 pm
I hadn't quite twigged that 7.5kg is basically 42 servings, if you go with the 175g per serving guideline.

I wonder whether many of us had. At least we all now know that 175g is a serving.
I weighed tonight's dinner, about 600g of potatoes (raw). That seems like a more sensible serving size.

Nice baked, with a bit of stir fry veg in them anyway.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: hellymedic on December 09, 2020, 09:19:02 pm
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Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: ian on December 09, 2020, 09:45:12 pm
Crazy talk. Wednesday, for reasons, is pie and mash night Chez Asbestos, and many potatoes will be sacrificed (at least three each and Google claims the median potato is 163 grams – let's be modest, that's 400 g of spuds each). Plus there's butter and cream. And salt. And mint. Did I mention the pie. There will be pie too. It's not pie and mash without pie.

And that blessed green ambrosia of the north, mushy peas.

One of my the fondest memories of my childhood is bonfire night and being served little polystyrene cups of superheated mushy peas with mint sauce. I think they cooled slower than the universe. They'd burn the skin off the top of your mouth till it hung there like flesh off a mummy. But you beg and borrow steal another 10p for a second helping.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: hellymedic on December 09, 2020, 09:49:25 pm
Arrivée page 57.

I know potato scones have been mentioned.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Efrogwr on December 09, 2020, 10:27:01 pm


And that blessed green ambrosia of the north, mushy peas.




Do you mean guacamole, Hartlepool style?
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: jiberjaber on December 10, 2020, 10:04:42 am


And that blessed green ambrosia of the north, mushy peas.




Do you mean guacamole, Hartlepool style?

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 10, 2020, 11:20:45 am
Or purée de pois à la mode de Hartlepool, as they call guacamole in the more pretentious Parisian establishments.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: quixoticgeek on December 10, 2020, 05:45:42 pm

Today I made up bratkartoffeln, and weighed the spuds after peeling. Total weight was about 225g. That was after peeling tho, so weight used is probably closer to 300. Meaning I may only have 25 servings, not 42.

Also a friend has asked to take some, am gonna give them probably 500g or so of each type.

Need to work out the best way to store these...

J
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: jiberjaber on December 10, 2020, 08:12:53 pm
Inspired I had a go at Tartiflette tonight, halfed the ingredients but didn't half the spuds so probably an extra 250g over... Need a smaller pan for 2 really...

Was expecting the cheese to be more molten...

(BBC recipe)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201210/c93ccdf08e7fb3e29f8bbb682a1e9f80.jpg)
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: cygnet on December 12, 2020, 08:11:53 pm
Thread bookmarked  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: slope on December 12, 2020, 08:28:49 pm
And since it's nearly Christmas, why not try the traditional Swedish festive dish, Jansson's temptation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jansson%27s_temptation) - a casserole of potatoes with pickled sprats!

+1 = Deffo edible loveliness + what a title :P

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/dec/12/roast-duck-cherry-glogg-sauce-winter-salad-janssons-temptation-signe-johansen-scandinavian-christmas-dinner-recipes





Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Feanor on December 12, 2020, 08:39:22 pm
Hmm, inspired by the potato goodness here, I made some Tattie Scones for breakfast this morning:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50711326501_9f17f7ca5f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kgbNBx)
Tattie Scones (https://flic.kr/p/2kgbNBx) by Ron Lowe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62966413@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50711326421_7b1c7792aa_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kgbNAa)
Tattie Scones (https://flic.kr/p/2kgbNAa) by Ron Lowe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62966413@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 12, 2020, 08:46:06 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: citoyen on December 12, 2020, 08:51:26 pm
Hmm, inspired by the potato goodness here, I made some Tattie Scones for breakfast this morning:

They look magnificent!

+1 = Deffo edible loveliness + what a title :P

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/dec/12/roast-duck-cherry-glogg-sauce-winter-salad-janssons-temptation-signe-johansen-scandinavian-christmas-dinner-recipes

I'm going to Sweden for Christmas.

That duck is mad. Blow-dried? What, with a hairdryer? Yes, with a hairdryer!  ;D

But the bit that really appeals most in that menu is the salad with the candied walnuts. Looks fantastic.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: slope on December 12, 2020, 09:26:54 pm
Yet Another Jansson's Redemption recipe ::-)

Or a simpler post Brexit (none of that foreign complication) Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's (adjusted) version of his Temptation

50g tin of boring any old anchovies, or whatever you still have lurking at the back of your cupboard
1 large 'Spanish' (if you can get one) onion peeled and sliced
400-500g potatoes (Scotland might help the rest of the Union out there? Again)
3-4 tablespoons double long life 'cream'?
Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6. Open the tin of anchovies and drizzle the oil or piss water from it into a pan, placed over a medium heat. Add the onion and fry until softened. Meanwhile, peel the potatoes and cut them into thick matchsticks or very thin chips (PONCEY or WHAT?)

Add the potatoes to the onion and let them sweat until they start to soften. Take off the heat and stir in the "cream". Finely chop the anchovies and add these, too. Season with black pepper. Spread the mixture in a small foreign 'gratin' dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, until crusty and crispy and utterly irresistible.
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: hellymedic on December 12, 2020, 09:38:50 pm
Potato farls are good Audax fuel: pannier proof carbs and stable in all weather...
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: The Family Cyclist on December 17, 2020, 03:27:33 pm
I thought of this thread today when I popped to the local farm shop on way to work and got 20 kg of spuds for a fiver

The last bag seemed decent enough and with there being four of us and me putting the average Irish person to shame with my potato consumption it's cracking value
Title: Re: 7.5kg of potatoes
Post by: hellymedic on December 20, 2020, 03:49:36 pm
I edited my Sainsbury's order for delivery tomorrow just now.

A 2.5kg bag of white potatoes is on offer at 35p.

I have storage space...