Thursday, March 20, 2008

Mint Potatoes

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This is something I had been thinking of doing for a long time...to cook baby potatoes in chopped mint. The only dilemma being whether I wanted to toss them in mint or have them marinated in mint and then spit roasted. In the end, I kept the spit roast option for a later time.
Thankfully, because this was meant to be an accompaniment to the Ravioli and I wanted something simple. Also, the green color of the dish fully complemented the red color of the ravioli perfectly.
A most important aspect of menu planning is not only to ensure you do not repeat your ingredients in the menu ( 2 potato dishes would have killed the menu), but also to ensure you do not repeat the colors too often.

Mint Potatoes Ingredients:

Baby Potatoes - 10-20
Mint, Chopped Finely, - 1/2 cup
Garlic, Minced - 3 tblsp
Shallots, Finely Chopped - 1/2 cup
Black Pepper, crushed - 2 tblsp
Salt - To Taste
Butter - 10 gm
Lemon Juice - 20 ml
Parsley - 1 1/2 tsp

Method:
1. Par boil baby potatoes. Peel and keep aside.
2. Melt butter in a pan. Add in the minced garlic & shallots.
3. Saute till shallots turn translucent.
4. Add in the baby potatoes. Toss well and cook till done.
5. Add in the mint, black pepper & salt. Mix well. Cook for additional 2 minutes.
6. Add in the lemon juice and toss well.
7. Sprinkle some parsley and take off flame.
8. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Serve hot.

7 comments:

arundati said...

baby potatoes are my favourite edible babies...they look yum!!

Srivalli said...

Looks yum!..for a moment I thought you had spread it on a cloth!..:D

Raaga said...

these look lovely

Kalai said...

These are so adorable! :)

Vani said...

Dish looks wonderful! Mint must give the potatoes a nice flavor too! Very nice!

ANJALI J. said...

AHHH! THEY LOOK ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUSSS..

Gaurav said...

Baby potatoes absolutely look marvelous and are an absolute show stealer on the table. Thanks for your comments all!!!

 
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