One potato, two potato

….three potato, four,
five potato, six potato, seven potato more.
Icha bacha, soda cracker,
Icha bacha boo.
Icha bacha, soda cracker, out goes Y-O-U!

Scrub the small potatoes under water until they start to shine. Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh rosemary. Roast in a 400 degree oven until tender. Serve with a salad and crusty bread.

For an Indian twist, parboil the potatoes. Heat 2 tablespoons of pungent mustard oil in pan. Add cumin, coriander, red chilli powder, and the potatoes. Stir them around, sprinkle with water, and braise until tender. Serve with flatbreads and plain yogurt.

Do these potatoes say 'spring' to you? Are they CLICK-worthy?

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About purplesque

Psychiatrist, cook, bookworm, photographer. Not necessarily in that order.
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27 Responses to One potato, two potato

  1. Brown Suga' says:

    WHOA. Dr.Seuss meets Indian childhood rhyme. You know how to throw people off, don't ya?Nice pics, though I always associate potatoes with winter. Think piping hot dum aloo in gravy with naan…. yummm!

  2. Waterbaby says:

    I want that pan!! Looove cast-iron skillets!! The Indian spices sound good, a tempting change of pace. Do these speak spring? No. Late fall and winter.

  3. YESYESYESYESYESYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Potatoes!!!!!!! I ā¤ potatoes!!!!!! And you cooked them the way I love them best, but you made them BETTER!!!!!!Rosemary…WOW!!!! Gottta get some! Maybe a plant.No cumin or mustard oil or coriander in the house but I do have some of that "curry powder" in a can (I think it has some of those in it)Oh, my GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!! *delicately droools*Thank you!!!!!!

  4. Vijay says:

    superb photograph. you ought to wait and submit it for a winter contest. I'm not going to say anything about the potatoes. they're not good for me. 0:-)

  5. faithy says:

    I love your pan!! Great photo btw and definitely click worthy! I
    always wanted a cast iron pan and a dutch oven, but i own neither cos
    they are just too heavy for me! *sad*…

  6. *sigh* I'm somewhat like Vijay, in that I was told to limit my potato intake. Apparently they aren't good for those of us who are pre-diabetic. That said, I love fingerling potatoes. Your recipe makes me want to be a little naughty and try it, especially since we're going to have a rainy weekend out here.

  7. bee says:

    this is crazy or what? thursday night we had roasted fingerlings with garlic and rosemary for dinner and tonight we're having leftovers.

  8. The first photo is really mesmerizing. I'd love to make it into my new wallpaper. Absolutely CLICK-worthy!

  9. Purplesque says:

    šŸ˜€ I try. You are right about the theme, though. Wait..the theme actually is spring/autumn! Maybe I can pull this one off.

  10. Purplesque says:

    Aren't cast iron skillets just beautiful? I keep them hanging above my stove (all except the biggest one, that is.) You're right about the seasons, but I'm thinking of sending it anyway since the theme is spring/autumn.

  11. Purplesque says:

    šŸ™‚ Thank you so much, Robbbie. Rosemary plants, I have it on good authority, are no longer prohibitively expensive in the garden store. I was tempted to buy another one, but I'm hoping my plant will become healthier with more sunshine.As for the curry powder, you could just use that! I use small golden potatoes for that recipe (might post pics later) but avoid the really sweet purple ones.

  12. Purplesque says:

    pshaw! Potatoes are good for everyone. Aren't they?If you use them with the skin on, one medium potato has tons of potassium, vitamin C, fiber, even some protein! No fat, and the rest of it is all carbs. Apples are all carbs too, but nobody goes around talking about them. *Evil look at the bowl of apples on the table*

  13. Purplesque says:

    Oh, I'm sorry. You're right..they are quite heavy. I like to think of using them to cook as a biceps workout. :DMaybe you could get a small 5-6 inch skillet, though? Thats what I have here in the picture. Its not too heavy, but not good for cooking much except roasting spices and maybe cooking an egg. I use it mainly for the spices.

  14. Purplesque says:

    Hmm..I'd hate to say otherwise if this advice came from your doc, but I would encourage you to do some research on this and discuss it further with your doc. Potatoes have a high glycemic index, but that is not always such a bad thing. When not cooked in an unhealthy way i.e. deep fried or topped with tons of butter, potatoes can be used in moderate quantites in most diets. That is my take on it, and I am a certified non-nutritionist. šŸ™‚

  15. Purplesque says:

    Ha ha..I can't think of a reply that wouldn't be a cliche.There are never any roasted potato leftovers in our house. šŸ˜¦

  16. Purplesque says:

    Thank you, my lady. If you want to use that picture for real, you are more than welcome. Gotta visit your blog soon for brunch ideas!

  17. My doctor told me to cut back, 'way back on my potato consumption, after I told her I loved french fries. (Looks down guiltily.) I also love potato salad, alu mattar (that's the potato curry, am I right?), garlic mashed potatoes, and oven roasted potatoes with rosemary. So maybe I just overdid the potatoes, a bit. And now I am suddenly very hungry.

  18. Waterbaby says:

    ab-so-lutely about those skillets, and they really do deserve to be displayed if one has the space to do so. the theme is spring/autumn? jeez, that's a bit schizophrenic!

  19. Purplesque says:

    The potato salad and mashed potatoes can go, but the alu matar ( you are right) and oven roasted potatoes should stay.Hope you find something good. šŸ˜€

  20. Purplesque says:

    I think it had something to do with it being spring in once hemisphere and autumn in the other- makes it easy for those of us who think new potatoes are spring rather than fall. šŸ™‚

  21. Waterbaby says:

    in that case, start thinkin' what you wanna shoot for the summer/winter edition!

  22. Hey that's great about the curry powder!! thank you!I hope your rosemary plant will grow beautifully. I'll look at the prices of the plants but I'm not hoping too much. I'm saving to buy new glasses next year; pennies are tight. I might put some $$ into a tomato plant but only if I can find a sunny spot that the deer can't get to. O!!! I could get a rosemary when the garden places do clearance sales! It should be hardy, right? I could plant it late.YAY!!!!!

  23. Purplesque says:

    šŸ™‚ So I have been told. My rosemary survived all winter and even kept growing new leaves- it just looks very scraggly. Good luck! I hope you find a good one.

  24. Emjay says:

    Rosemary is really tough. It can live right beside the salty ocean and also survives through ice and snow. With a bit of fertilizer and sun I'm sure yours will be lush in no time. Those potatoes look really good!

  25. Purplesque says:

    Oo..yes! I'd forgotten all about the plant food. Maybe that's why it doesn't talk back to me when I try to tell it about my day. šŸ˜€

  26. Aubrey says:

    I adore potatoes – either abused and unidentifiable: shredded, deep-fried, molded or twice-baked, or treated lovingly and beautifully, like the ones I see here.
    Either way, I gobble them up with great joy and appreciation.
    I LOVE potatoes.

  27. Purplesque says:

    One could argue that the more they are abused, the better they taste.I would love to cook for you. šŸ™‚

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