Dinners

Country potatoes

Emily loves potatoes. She would live on potatoes alone if I let her….just mashed potatoes! Country potatoes are more of a cross between mashed potato and chips in my opinion. Em plans to put her potatoes in a wrap with sausagemeat, eggs and salsa as breakfast burritos like w had back in the US. Alan and I being plant based our use is a bit different but don’t put it past me to make a burrito with faux sausage, tofu scramble and salsa.

Alan and I had the potatoes for our lunch with shredded Brussel sprouts. Our brussels were flavoured with sriracha and maple syrup just like I did my roasted chickpeas from the other day. In fact I did both of these recipes at the same time so half of my marinade was actually the leftover from the chickpeas and I ate the chickpeas with the lunch.

For the brussel sprouts you just need the finely slice the sprouts (I use a food processor) then drizzle over the marinade and stir up. Place in the oven at about 190C / 375F for about 10 minutes or until as crispy as you like.

Country potatoes

  • 800 g white potatoes (diced)
  • 2 medium onions (diced)
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 300 ml vegetable stock for cooking

Method

Heat a small amount of vegetable stock in your lidded pan. Add in the potatoes, onion, and spices. Add a bit more stock and stir it up. Bring the liquid to boil then reduce to minimum with the lid on. Stir every few minutes and add more stock as needed until the potatoes are soft. make sure you have cooked off the liquid. Serve with the brussels on the side.

Potatoes are a wonderful, healthy starch that is high in vitamin C and has significantly more potassium than any other vegetables. I must admit that potatoes are my favourite starch and I would happily base every meal on them if other family members didn’t complain.

As the summer here seems to be over now you will find me making mostly autumnal and wintry meals for a while. I hope you all enjoy my recipes. Like and please, please share my posts so I can grow. I love sharing my recipes and adventures with the world.

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