Friday, February 1, 2008

gordonimmel's Spicy Potatoes

Here, by popular request (well, frogprincess asked and she does seem to be rather popular) is a photo of my tea tonight and a guide as to how to do it yourselves:-
Quantites are very approximate (I don't really 'do' measuring and since I've been cooking this for over 20 years now I just 'know') but this is either for about two 'main meal' servings or four servings if it's an accompaniment.
Potatoes - about 8 medium sized potatoes, diced into 10 - 15mm cubes.
Cumin seeds (whole) - 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon
Spice Mix - 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cumin powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (adjust to taste, depending how many Bradford curries you've had!)
Get Cooking.....
Heat up frying pan and oil on medium heat.
Add cumin seeds.
About 30 seconds later, add the potatoes.
Add the turmeric and stir into the potatoes till they're yellow all over.
Leave on a low to medium heat for appeox 20 mins stirring occasionally untill tender.
(Use this time to either get on with cooking the rest of the meal or concentrate on opening another bottle and getting the wine into the glass without spilling it or reading your paper or going to make another witty comment on RR....whatever).
When the potatoes are cooked, add the mixed spices, stir through, cook for another couple of minutes and ......


Blimpy McFlah said...

I do like pan-fried tatties. Mmmmm.

DarceysDad said...

Eeeee, that takes me back. It's scary that I've been eating them for twenty years.

Not that Gordon used to share; being students we were (a) permanently skint, and (b) reluctant to set foot in a kitchen that made The Young Ones look like Claridges. So when the aforementioned manna was smelled, we used to wait until Gordon had sat down with his and then minesweep the rest out of the pan!!

Anyway my friend, is there any left for a snack to keep the cold out on our cross-Pennine snow trek tomorrow??

Frogprincess said...

Lovely recipe and thanks for posting it. I'll give it a try. I can imagine it would be nice with "good" sausages too. And you lot be careful - me ma says the weather up north is wicked at the mo. No heroics in the snow, d'you hear? By the way, are you guys anywhere near the Bowes Moore hotel/Inn? Just trying to picture where you are.

goneforeign said...

I'm going to do it for tonight, it's a variation on something I've done for years so I'm going to try it your way; it'll be with roast chicken and sprouts. That looks like a well used wok which is what I'll be using.