Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Bombay Potatoes

My friend, Jamie Oliver gave me this recipe. It's really good as it is, but I've messed with it a bit, stealing the idea from a potato dish I had at Deepika's house. I think my recipe is WAY better than Jamie's because I use bacon. And we all know that EVERYTHING is better with bacon. Here you go:

6 potatoes, peeled, cubed -parboiled
6 slices bacon, cooked
1/2 t. ground mustard
1 t. chili powder
1 t. cumin
2 t. curry (or more)
1-2 t. fresh ginger, peeled and grated
2 scallions chopped
2-4 tomatoes, chopped
handful fresh cilantro, chopped

Boil the potatoes, but not completely, they will finish cooking in the next step. Watch them so that they do not cook all the way through otherwise they will get a bit mooshy (which isn't a bad thing). Meanwhile, fry the bacon in a pan. Remove cooked bacon to a towel or rack. In the same pan you used for the bacon(leave all of the bacon fat in there) add the scallions, ginger and spices, let cook over medium heat just for a few seconds, don't let burn. Now add the potatoes to finish cooking, stirring to get the potatoes covered with the spices. If you need more spices, then add more. Crumble the bacon into the potatoes. Add salt if needed. Once the potatoes are cooked through, turn off the heat and add the cilantro and tomatoes. I hope I haven't left anything out. If you don't trust my recipe, you can always make Jamie's.


michelle said...

thanks jenni! I was just thinking yesterday, "what should I make for dinner, I wish jenni would post something new" and her you are!

love.boxes said...

Oooooooooooh! This looks so delish! Everyone needs to try the Chalupa recipe that Jenni posted awhile back, it is so delish and even if you half the recipe it makes tons and you will be very happy!

Also, Jenni thanks for the book. We have a few chapters left in Peter and the Starcatchers and then we will start this one. I'm so excited. If you read a book that long ago and still remember it as being really fun...that's a good book!

Naner said...

You are right- BACON makes everything better!
I second that Chalupa recommedation. We made the Chalupas for the 2nd time last night as a Birthday Dinner request. My 10 year old chose the Chalupas over going to a restaurant. I make them with Chicken Breasts.

liz said...

ohh my mouth is watering! this looks sooooooooo good.

Can we invite your friend jaime over for dinner. you don't mind sharing him, do you?

Shauna said...

Just to confirm-- they are deeee lish--even with Turkey Bacon!

Kathryn said...

super yum. I needed a new idea for potatoes. And bacon.

Josh said...

Way to take an ordinarily healthy vegan meal and disgrace it with mutilated animals and unnecessary fat.

Lisa said...

How RANDOM!! I'm friends with Jamie Oliver, too! Small world.

I'm trying this.