Thursday, July 21, 2011

Typhoon potato

What a (weird) name. I know. I`m just having trouble with the naming. 
Anyway, yesterday a typhoon came from the south and we had an unbelievably cold raining day as the temperature suddenly dropped from 33 to 21 C. So, for the cold evening, I made this potato dish  (hence the name is) with boil-and-saute technique, which I learned from Jamie`s 30 minute meals. His clever and quick methods to prepare everything within 30 mins might not be applicable in my kitchen that only has a single stove, but still I really love learning about his recipes and watching how quick he moves!

First, boil washed potatoes in enough water. You can peel the skin first before or after boiling later, but I just left it as it is.

While waiting potatoes boiled, chop up some shiitake mushrooms...

...and garlic too. Sauté them altogether with a bit of olive oil. 

Keep sautéing until the mushroom get wilted and the smells of garlic and mushrooms combine beautifully.

Remember the potatoes? Try poke them in in with a fork to check if they are tender enough.  If they are, drain and put them in together with the garlic and mushrooms. And by tender enough, I mean according to your preference.

Chop the potatoes up with your spatula. This is easy to do if the potatoes are soft enough. 

 Keep chopping up until the potatoes turned into smaller chunks.

Add parmesan cheese (generously, if you`re a cheese lover) and season with nutmeg, thyme, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper and stir until all the potatoes are well coated. 

The potatoes are ready, but I added chervil to dress them up a bit.

Yum yum yum! Let`s dig in!

P.S. If you make this as a side dish, you might want to consider making this spicy wings too to get the party started.  Enjoy!

Parmesan cheese
Cayenne pepper


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