Monday, September 26, 2011
Healthy Fish and Chips - Another Take on a Favourite Meal
just a simple, quick, reasonably Lo-Cal option.
So to start at the beginning...through the Cook Eat Share Website, one of the contributors, John Spottiswood put up a recipe for Potato Pancakes.
Click here to read the original.
He made mashed potatoes, turned them into patties and made a sandwich of them with Mushrooms
I thought they sounded delicious and made them for dinner to have with some filet steak
Steak Mushrooms and Potatoes...what could be better
Very simple and very healthy
2 large potatoes
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (I like Rice Bran)
4 large mushrooms sliced
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 tbs dried Oregano
Sea salt and pepper
50 mls white wine
Dash of cream if you have it for that extra flavour
Peel and cut potatoes into chunks
Bring to the boil in salted water and simmer till fork tender
Drain well, in fact I put them back into the pan with the heat on for a minute,
The place a tea towel on top and let the steam out
They will be fluffy and dry
Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
I then put them through a ricer but you can just mash them well
Lay out on a parchement lined tray and leave to get cold
Best leave them for about a couple of hours in the fridge
In a hot pan
Add the oil
Saute the Mushrooms
to get a good colour and aroma
Season with sea salt and pepper and oregano
Add wine and reduce
When the wine has been absorbed
Add the cream if you want that option
Set aside to cool
On this occasion I made balls out of the mashed potato
Squashed them into a patty shape
Topped half of them with the mushroom mixture
Push the edges down to seal
A salad on the side
So, time to branch out a little.
Our granddaughter Mia likes Hash browns for breakfast and her Mother is not keen on her eating the bought ones everyday.
SO... I have turned this Mashed Potato idea into Homemade Hash Browns.
After they cooled in the fridge
I just cut them into squares
Cooked them in oil till golden brown
Froze them and
Just heat them in a little oil
Breakfast for a hungry girl
Add some eggs, baked beans and or bacon.