Familiarity breeds contempt. We see it all around us. I think that is what is happened to the potato. Take a lot at these sayings and tell me if I am wrong.
A couch potato — someone who is glued to the TV and never exercises
He’s a cold potato. — someone who is not warm-spirited
Small potatoes — not much
Hot potato — a problem nobody wants to deal with ( Link)
Potato has never been a favorite in our home. We usually buy one or two when we need it. Anytime we bought any extras, they are left to sprout or shrivel, as the conditions in the kitchen permit. Inevitably, they end up in the garbage( the extra ones).
When JFI was announced, I bought 4 idaho potatoes. And after a consultation, this dish came alive.
Boil potatoes in salted water till cooked. Slice into quarters.
Spread cumin onto a surface. Take a potato slice and press the slice onto the cumin gently.
The cumin will attach to the potato. Fry this with the cumin side down on medium heat.
Remove from fire using tongs. Sprinkle salt. Serve warm.
I also applied red pepper on some potato slices.
To make things a little more happening, pour the remaining oil with bits of cumin and crushed pepper over the potatoes.
Serve as an appetiser with some chutney or as a side dish.
Head over to to Vaishali’s Happy Burp in Pune to give dear potato some well deserved show of affection!