By some miracle my camera decided to let me upload photos to the laptop today - hooray! I cannot for the life of me understand what has all of a sudden changed after eight years of successful uploading, the camera is working just fine despite its old age, which is good.
Finally I can share another recipe with you!
Because... It't not that I stopped cooking, not at all - back in business for now, thankfully.
2 large potatoes, small dice
2 tbsp olive oil
4 spring onions, or 1/2 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
Fresh (a small bunch, chopped) or dry chives (1 tsp)
A handful basil leaves torn (or a good sprinkle dry basil)
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Vegetarian sausages to serve, or simply some sweet chilli sauce!
- Boil up water, and wash and dice the potatoes. Boil for about 10-15 minutes until tender.
- In the meantime, heat 1 tbsp oil in pan and soften onion and garlic for about five minutes. Take off the heat and swirl in the herbs.
- Once the potatoes are done, drain off the water and mash. Swirl through the onion mix along with salt, pepper and the parmesan.
- Shape into patties with your hands, and fry on medium heat for 3-5 minutes before each flip, until golden, a little firmer and quite crisp.
Serve with sweet chilli sauce for dipping, or as a side for a main meal! Simple as chips (if not even simpler...)
OH - and the other week... I discovered how spicy chipotle chillies are, and I might also have taken part in a bet (thanks flat mate!)
Yes, I ate it with cutlery (...to disguise the fact that I was eating chipotle chillies and not some lovely falafels or garlic roat mushrooms, perhaps?), and yes - the rest of that coconut milk was gone afterwards. I almost felt like Adam in Man VS Food, except I am nowhere near as brave as that man...
Today I was working sadly, but yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing a friend's band playing in a local venue in town - being back to gigging is fantastic, and here in Glasgow there is always something on! Now... I need to recuperate, forming sentences after a Saturday in work is much much needed... Tomorrow however, I'll go venturing out and making the most of the day! Have you gotten up to much? Hopefully not consumed spicy chillies for fun...
Low-Fat Meals in Minutes, p. 54