Friday, May 14, 2010

Golden fried potatoes with wild garlic sauce

Everyone knows how to fry potatoes, isn´t it? But for many years I tried to figure out the secret of the ones my grandmother made me every morning when I went to her place. I remember that they were so yellow with dark golden edges around. Unfortunately it was too late to ask. So, I started to test. Today, I think, I can tell that I got it right. So, as weird as it might seem to write a detailed description of potato frying to a food blog, this is exactly what I´m going to do. To add a bit of spring freshness to the golden fried potatoes, I made a gorgeous wild garlic (my spring favourite, like rhubarb) sauce with sour cream and cottage cheese. It is so easy and quick, and most importantly - really healthy. Wild garlic has 10 times more vitamin C than lemon, so we have to enjoy it while we can, soon the wild garlic season is over. You need:

Potatoes, as many as you can eat
good frying oil

For the wild garlic sauce:
100 ml of chopped wild garlic leaves
100 ml sour cream
50 ml cottage cheese
salt and pepper to taste
if you want to make more sauce, then just multiply the quantities

For the sauce you have to chop the wild garlic leaves really thin. Mix them with sour cream and cottage cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Let it stay in the fridge until you fry the potatoes.

Wash the potatoes, unpeeled. Put them to a pot full of cold water. Add quite a lot of salt and bring to boil. Let the potatoes boil until they are soft all the way through (try with a fork), but not breaking apart yet. Drain and let them cool down. Peel the potatoes and cut appr 5 mm thick slices. If the potatoe is still warm from inside, wait until it is totally cooled down.

Put a dry pan on hob, let it heat up and pour some oil on the pan. Let the oil heat up also. Then add the potato slices, one by one, in one layer. Wait until they have nice golden edges from one side, then turn around and fry the other side. Season with salt. Serve hot with the cold wild garlic sauce.

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  1. Ooh I don't even cook hardly at all, but I could definitely do this. Sounds delicious (potatoes are my favorite food :)

  2. That is good to hear. Can you get the wild garlic from Thailand. I remember you have something like this-
    You can probably use those! What do you think?