I bagged these babies up. And then went to look for my cart that I had left somewhere in the fruits aisle. Oh yeah..my fruits - I picked those up too and then came to the checkout counter. I had a big smile like I had won a pot of gold. Iwas sure they were going to talk about me after I leave. These little ones where 2.95 a pound - and I had bought for 4.95 total. A little pricey considering they are potatoes. The big ones are 10 lbs for 99c and these little ones are almost 3 bucks a pound!
But, oh...this was the best 4.95 I ever spent! (Except that one time when I bought a pair of reeboks on clearance for 5 bucks).
I was so tempted to do Dum Aloo with these. But, in my heart and my soul, just a simple fry of these potatoes is what I was craving. Potato fry with spicy lemon rasam and rice! Can you beat that?
Now - confess - don't these look attractive? Would you not moan out a loud WOW on these?
Boil these in a pot of hot water for about 7-8 mins - don't cook it too much and make it mushy.
When it cools down a little bit, peel the outer covers - this is a pain - however, we have to look at the bigger picture here. There is no gain without pain.
Now, you could cook these with the skin. I do that sometime too - that's taste good - but for a good roast, its best to get the skins off.
Add a couple of tsp of oil in a wide pan. Do a tadka of mustard seeds and a tsp of jeera. Take a pan wide enough that the potatoes will not sit one on top the other - they should be as spread out as possible for a perfect roast.
Add salt to taste. (You can add some salt while boiling the potatoes - if you do that, reduce the salt here - just a pinch would do). Add turmeric and red chilli powder.
Do not use a spatula to cook this. Use the pan as a whole and toss the potatoes so that the seasonings coat all the potatoes. You don't want to break these apart with a spatula. Cook on medium heat for about 7-8 minutes. Then, raise the heat up to high and roast well for 2 mins. Then switch off the stove.
Serve hot. I served these with Rice and Lemon Rasam. Or you could have these with rotis too. Or with lemon rice. Or rolled up in a tortilla like a wrap. Or just put in a bowl and enjoy all by itself!
Enjoy! Peace Out!