Monday, February 15, 2010

“It is easy to halve the potato where there is love.”

Or in this case, fluff them.

Potatoes are a wonderful super food. They are an excellent source of carbohydrates and the 4th largest food crop in the world. I love potatoes. Potatoes are a food for everyone.

"A diet that consists predominantly of rice leads to the use of opium, just as a diet that consists predominantly of potatoes leads to the use of liquor." - Friedrich Nietzsche

Nietzsche clearly not a fan then. But have you ever seen potatoes like this?

It's a freakin' potato soufflé. Well, technically it's called POTATO OMELET, but whatever...


Yes, that is a potato. 


INGREDIENTS. - 1 large potato
2 or 3 eggs
1 oz. of white vegetable butter
salt and pepper

METHOD. - Bake the potato in its skin, pass the mealy part through a fine sieve, and mix with it the yolks of the eggs, a few drops of lemon-juice, a pinch of nutmeg, and a little salt and pepper.
Whisk the egg whites stiffly, stir them lightly in, and fry the omelet in the hot butter. If preferrred, the omelet may be baked in the oven.

TIME. - To fry, about 4 or 5 minutes. SUFFICIENT for 2 persons.

Needs something else added to it. Parmesan cheese works well. Or maybe mustard. Otherwise is quite bland.


Packrat said...

Onions. It needs onions that have been sauteed in some real butter or bacon grease first. Thank you for sharing this recipe...

But, I'm lazy. I would not go to this much trouble. Take leftover mashed potatoes. Mix in an egg or two or three(depending on how much leftovers you have) and maybe some cooked onion. Make patties. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Fry in a little fat until golden on the outside and warm in the middle.

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