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Karl’s “Potato” Salad – Two Ways

These salads are based on my mother’s potato salad, but the kids are coming over and this is a dilemma. They are on the Adkins diet, which means no potatoes. I decided that I would make two almost identical salads: One with potatoes for those of us eating starchy foods and a second with the potatoes replaced with cauliflower.

Karl's Potato Salad Karl’s “Potato” Salad (Cauliflower)

Karl’s Potato Salad          Karl’s “Potato” Salad (Cauliflower)

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Karl’s Shire Hens in Apple Wine

Eilene is having her friends over again and she has requested lembas bread and Lord of the Rings stew.  I did not want to make the same one that I made last time, but none of the ones on-line struck my fancy.

Karl’s Shire Hens in Apple Wine

Karl’s Shire Hens in Apple Wine

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Karl’s Potato Latkes

I wanted a starch dish to go with my leek soup. I have always had a problem with making latkes. I never seem to be able to have them cooked through before they are starting to burn. One reason for this is because I try to use as little oil as possible when frying them. My solution is similar to making Venezuelan arepas, first fry and then bake.

Karl’s Potato Latkes

Karl’s Potato Latkes

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Karl’s Wise Sage Stew

Adapted from a recipe on The Hobbit

Eilene and her friends are still watching the Tolkien Ring Trilogy. For lunch I served them sausage, raw carrots, and lembas bread. Eilene is tied of beef, so I am making a pork stew for dinner. They have also requested more lembas bread (yes, it was that good).

Karl’s Wise Sage Stew

Karl’s Wise Sage Stew

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Karl’s Beef Stew with Porcini and Ruby Port

Adapted from a Dirk Niepoort recipe

Jan is meeting her knitting group for their yearly holiday knitting and gift exchange party, so no fancy Sunday dinner this week. Eilene is off to have dinner with friends, so it is just Jan and I for dinner tonight. Jan has requested beef stew because it makes such good leftover for weekday lunches.

Karl’s Beef Stew with Porcini and Ruby Port

Karl’s Beef Stew with Porcini and Ruby Port

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Karl’s Jamaican Lime Potatoes with Green Mango

I am making barbequed Jamaican chicken this weekend and, with fewer restrictions to my cooking than normal, I can pack my dishes with fruit. Parboiling is a way to speed up the cooking process. Warm half-cooked potatoes absorb more of the marinade and roast in less time. Potatoes burnt on the outside and raw on the inside is not the dining experience that you are looking for.

Note: Unless that is how your mother made them. I had a friend in college and his mother cooked just that way. Of course, he also thought that a frozen submarine sandwich was haute cuisine.

Karl’s Jamaican Lime Potatoes with Green Mango

Karl’s Jamaican Lime Potatoes with Green Mango

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Karl’s Indian Shepherd’s Pie

I did a shepherd’s pie last week and I had this brain storm about an Indian shepherd’s pie, curry topped with cauliflower and potatoes. My guests last week were not into spices, so I put it off. This weekend my family definitely was and here is what I produced.

Karl’s Indian Shepherd’s Pie

Karl’s Indian Shepherd’s Pie

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Karl’s Mashed Gobi Aloo (Indian Mashed Cauliflower and Potatoes)

I am making Indian Shepherd’s Pie today but the top and bottom halves of this recipe can be standalone dishes. I am posting them separately for anyone who would like to make them as a dish in their own right.

Karl’s Indian Shepherd’s Pie

Karl’s Mashed Gobi Aloo (Indian Mashed Cauliflower and Potatoes

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Karl’s Sesame Potatoes

I had originally planned to roast the potatoes with the chicken, but both Jan and Eilene went, “Alison made these great sesame potatoes.” [Hint, hint, nudge, nudge, say no more.] Again I am making this recipe based solely on a description of the finished product.

Karl’s Sesame Potatoes

Karl’s Sesame Potatoes

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Claudia’s Parsley Potatoes

I make my parsley potatoes exactly like my mother, with the exception of almost everything. My mother would use White Rose potatoes that she would cut into small pieces. I use whole small baby Dutch potatoes. My mother would use one clove of garlic, one green onion and one tablespoon of parsley. I triple all of these ingredients. Other than that the recipes are exactly the same.

Claudia’s Parsley Potatoes

Claudia’s Parsley Potatoes

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