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    Monday, September 26, 2011

    Healthy Fish and Chips - Another Take on a Favourite Meal

    Hash Browns and Pan Fried Fresh Fish
    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
    For 2 people
    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 garlic
    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
    Put another patty on top
    Push the edges down to seal
    Fry in some vegetable oil till golden
    With a quick frilled piece of eye filet.
    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.

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