A Chinese friend told me that her husband loves to eat potatoes. He believes that potatoes have therapeutic benefits to the body. He reminds me of my friend’s mom who suffered from much pain in the leg due to gout. One day someone told her to drink potato juice. So every morning she juiced potatoes to drink. To her surprise, her condition improved a lot. If you have such problem, you may give this a try. After all, it’s natural and won’t do any harm. If it doesn’t work, at least you have tried.
I actually googled it to check whether potato juice can improve gout condition. Oh wow…there are lots of articles that support it. However, if you are trying this, always start with small amount and increase gradually. Natural healing always takes time so patience is important. To make it more enjoyable to drink, you can add to carrot-apple juice. As I always say, carrot-apple juice has always been my best drink of the day….so refreshing and so nutritious. For more about juices and health, please check it out at my Health section.
This is the juicer that I have been using all these years…more than 15 years now. It has not failed me. It is heavy duty and really worth every penny. It’s the best investment into your health. It juices and it also grinds. You get high quality juices because it masticates the fruit/vegetables instead of crushing it at high speed. Cleaning up is also easy.
I have been cooking more potatoes ever since I tried the Scotty Brand potatoes. These potatoes, grown in Scotland, are really delicious, both in texture and taste. Apart from using it in curries, my all time favourite dish, I love it cut into strips and pan fried.
I remember a Chinese friend took us to a small Chinese restaurant in a small town down in England. The food there was very delicious. I clearly remember a very simple potato dish. The potato was in very thin strips. It was a little sour and spicy and the potato strips were still crunchy. I didn’t quite like it but I thought I can recreate that dish and add more flavour and taste to it. Did it work? Yes….very happy to say that. I will definitely be cooking this dish again.
Here’s my Spicy Chinese Potato Strips recipe. This is a very simple and easy recipe. It’s a vegetarian dish, too.
500g potatoes (peeled weight)
1/2 whole garlic (peeled and chopped fine)
1t dried chillies
4T olive oil
1T light soya sauce
1T white wine
a small handful of coriander (chopped)
Cut the potatoes into thin strips. Soak in water for about 30 minutes. My friend said that it’s to remove some starch and make the potatoes taste nicer. I used baby potatoes here. But I’m sure the big ones will do too.
Heat up the oil in a frying pan. Add the garlic. Fry until golden. I like garlic so I used quite a lot of garlic. You can use less if you don’t like it too garlicky.
Add the potatoes. Mix well and cover. After a few minutes, taste the potato. If it has softened a little but still crunchy, add the rest of the ingredients and keep frying. It cooks fast. If it’s too dry, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water. Cover for a little while more. Taste. Adjust the seasoning. Don’t overcook this dish. It has to be cooked and still with some bite to it. I find it’s very delicious. It has that garlicky fragrance, aroma of coriander, a little spicy. This Chinese potato dish will go well with any meat dish. Would make a lovely lunch while watching Olympics soon…..*grin*.
Olympic 2012 opening ceremony tomorrow! Just can’t wait. My next few weeks will be exciting…..yay! If you like sports like me, then I think you’ll be looking forward to watching the Olympics. If not, then I suggest you enjoy cooking and baking….*smiles*. Have fun!
Other potato dishes that you may be interested in:
Spicy Baby Potatoes And Ikan Bilis
Fast And Easy Malaysian Chicken Curry
Scottish Food - Salmon Stovies
Cooking Chicken Curry Is Really Simple And Easy
Quote of the day……
“Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.”
- Mother Teresa