Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dill Potatoes

Ok, today's post features my favorite vegetable. Yup, you heard me. My favorite vegetable is the humble potato. I can eat it in any form - baked, fried, mashed, roasted, any which way. I usually have potatoes in the house, for me they are a pantry staple. I rely on potatoes for those days just before I can make my weekly grocery shopping trip, where the fridge is almost bare. You'll see a few potato recipes here like Batata vadas, Bhajiyas, homemade Samosas, Aloo Cheese Frankies, Smokey Potato Salad, Shepherd's Pie, Potato Chops, Garlicky Baked Potato Wedges, Fries, Aloo Bhaji, Hasselback Potatoes and Aloo Tikkis. But I'm pretty sure that these options are just the tip of the iceberg.

Anyway, this is one recipe, that can be made many different ways. You can -

  • Boil potatoes - on the stovetop or in the microwave
  • Roast potatoes - I usually pop a couple of potatoes whole and skin on (but washed well / brushed) in the oven, if I'm roasting some meat or baking a casserole or something. I simply wrap it in foil and leave it in till done.
  • Use raw potatoes, washed, peeled and cubed

What makes it special is the dill. Dill and potatoes go well together. Haven't tried it before, well, you definitely should.



Dill Potatoes 

2 potatoes (You could use as many as you think you'll need)
Salt, to taste
Dill leaves (either fresh or frozen), to taste
1 tsp canola oil

Prep your potatoes as desired - either boiled, roasted or raw.

Cut the potatoes into cubes.

Heat oil in a pan and toss the potato cubes in gently. Let it fry till they edges get nice and golden brown and crunchy.  (This will take a little longer if you are using raw potatoes - keep it on a medium heat so that it cooks through. If you're using boiled / roasted potatoes you can turn up the heat a bit and heat through till it browns to your liking.)

When the potatoes are done to your liking, season with salt and toss in the dill leaves, as much or as little as you'd like. Toss it up well.

Serve hot.




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