Sunday, 28 August 2016

Sautéed Compost.




When my children were young this was one of their very favourite meals.

There were always plenty of vegetables in the garden or the freezer, and we used whatever was available. The recipe was never the same twice. This (above) was what I used yesterday.

I lightly boil the Potatoes and Beans in advance, then fry all the others together until nearly cooked; only then do I add the Potatoes and Beans to the rest. I season, add garlic butter, and finish off with a light sprinkling of ground Cumin powder. Everything should be slightly browned.


Often veggie meals leave me wanting some 'meat', but this one never does.




22 comments:

  1. Yes, a meal sometimes feels incomplete without meat.

    Except my lentil soup, although it's made from the stock the ham shank was boiled in.

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    1. I love ham (stock) and lentil soup; it was a staple when I was small.

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    2. Same here, my mother used to make a huge jam pan full.

      Re-discovered a couple of years ago after a few decades of neglect, it's as good now as I remember it.

      The hock after a long spell in the slow cooker is also delicious, served with new potatoes and cauliflower and cheese sauce.

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    3. Unfortunately France doesn't have the same tradition of boiling hams as the UK. They don't know what they're missing.

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  2. That looks good. I'm living dangerously and experimenting with an aubergine curry today.

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    1. I make Rick Stein's Chickpea and Tomato curry (Chana Masala) with the addition of Aubergine; it's very good.

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  3. A sort of Mediterranean bubble and squeak.

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    1. Absolutely; with middle Eastern undertones.

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  4. I might well try this Cro. I am not a meat lover and this combination looks and
    sounds delicious. Your cooking is so inventive.

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    1. Cuisine of necessity; Lady M was complaining that she wasn't eating enough vegs. I'm usually a 'meat and one veg' person.

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    1. It's good; not too much Cumin though.

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  6. I love those sort of meals fresh from the garden - they never fail to be delicious - I may add sliced sausage sometimes or pepperoni if I' m hungry.

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    1. Some sliced Chorizo would be good too.

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  7. Your dish does look good! I often make something similar, but with pasta, rather than the potato, and differing seasoning. I am going to try the potato with cumin variation, probably today, after a visit to the Sunday farmers market, held just behind the Museum of Natural History.

    Thank you for this idea.

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  8. That looks delicious, and very healthy too! How I envy you your garden!

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  9. I confess I would probably melt or grate a little cheese on top too. Philistine I know!. I have been waiting for my aubergines to get bigger and then realised that the name "Baby Belle" is a bit of a giveaway!

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  10. Wonderful !
    I like that the dish is never the same each time you make it. Cumin is a wonderful spice.
    Your garden has been so very good to you.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  11. Oh *sigh* Cro. That looks delicious. I'm going to try it tonight.

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  12. Looks great. I really wish I could get Louis to eat aubergine. It's one of my favourites. x

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