Deluxe Breakfast Casserole only takes 30 -40 minutes to cook….even less if you are making a smaller portion! Ooooohhhh, come and see the HASH BROWNS & BACON in the ingredients. Love love love bacon!
Mom’s Beef and Potato Pie. A wonderful family recipe, simple ingredients and oh so delicious. Uses hash browns too!
Potato Cheddar Bake. Now you could have this as a side dish PLUS….. oh yes, make up a jug of gravy or use the gravy from your pot roasts! Oh yummy!
Hassleback Potatoes. This is a great side dish idea for you, and very flexible with flavours so you can swap and change to suit your own taste.In the oven or on the grill (in foil), and add whatever flavours you like too! even a blob of sour cream or mayo or cheese on the top when they’re done and ahhhh delish!
This is a truly wonderful delight to eat! A great British meal, traditionally bought from a Fish n Chip shop, served wrapped in paper. Shake some malt vinegar and sprinkle some salt and you’re good to go!
Flavour Dancing Dumplings
Why do I call this Flavour dance dumplings you may ask. The answer is simple! I first came across these dumplings when a lovely lady from Mumsfilibaba shared her Swedish dumpling recipe with us over on Facebook. Immediately, her recipe caught my eye and inspired me of all the possibilities I had in taking this simple popular Swedish potato dumpling to the next level.
I wanted to get a flavour explosion in my mouth when I first bit into the dumpling. So it got me thinking, and experimenting with her recipe, and after various trials of adding this spice and that spice, I’ve come up with this recipe, which is an adaptation of Mumsfilibaba’s (all credit to her who gave me the inspiration!) which manages to tease and tickle all your senses, from when you first set eyes on this little dumpling, through to your first bite and you get the crispy crunchy texture, then the soft potato, then the chew and here’s the thing….the fantastic explosion of flavours when your taste buds register the filling. That’s when the dancing begins, right on your tongue. It’s as though your whole mouth becomes an orchestra of flavours, all complimenting each other, and yet, all distinct in their own right. I haven’t had a dance like this in my mouth for a while. Often, our taste buds get used to the flavours we always seem to have, so once you get a new combination, together with the different texture levels, it really can be a concert of joy!
I’ve given you two different flavour fillings you can try out for yourself, and I really would encourage you to play around a little and add your own flavours, some combinations you will like, some you won’t. It’s all part of the fun when you can adapt and mix spices. keep doing it until you get that concert in your mouth! Trust me, you will be delighted when you take your first bite into one of your dumplings. I’ll put the link to Mumsfilibaba at the end of the recipe if any of you would like to take a look.
Come take a dance with me …..
Cheat’s Coconut Chicken & Potato Curry
KARI AYAM DAN UBI KENTANG!
How many of us can say that and remember how to say it at a later date? That’s the Malaysian name for this delicious curry, which in everyday words, is called a Chicken and Potato curry!
I’ve called it a ‘cheats’ curry because many of us can feel a little overwhelmed when it comes to making curries.
All those spices and what to do with them, how much to add, where to buy them, will they be too hot? Will I ever use them again? It can take a long time too, preparing all the spices if you make them from scratch. So this curry is called a cheats curry because you will be able to achieve an authentic Malaysian curry flavour, without the need to add all the zillions of spices, it’s super quick, and great served up with a plate of plain Thai Fragrant Jasmine rice.
As a child growing up in Hong Kong, we had many culinary influences from Malaysia, and this recipe is one my mother would whip up in the kitchen during the week. It was never a hot chili tasting dish, as mild curry powder is used. But I always remember the smell of the coconut mixed with the curry powder as my mum would be cooking. The flavour was a lovely creamy coconut, mixed with the chicken, the taste of the potatoes, all lovely and soft full of the curry sauce,and together with sauce all over the rice, it truly was a magical, refreshingly tasty dish. Of course you can make the curry hotter to your taste..just add chilies or hot curry powder!
So come take a trip with me to the Orient and explore some delicious flavours and smells. Once you’ve made this dish, you will make it over and over again! Clickety click the link below to be flown away to a taste of the Orient!