Saturday, September 12, 2009

Potatoe Patties and fireworks

I was leafing through old cooking magazines and I stumbled over this recipe from an old 'kochen & genießen' (cook 'n enjoy) magazine. Since our potatoephob M is in Marocco this weekend, I grasped the opportunity because I just love potatoes.

It is not one of those 30-minute-vegan recipes nor is it vegan at all (at least not yet) and it is certainly not a low-calorie-high-in-selenium-omega-3-fatty-acid-and-anti-oxidants recipe. But maybe you just needed more comfort food back in the 90s.

After all, it was quite enjoyable to prepare, squeezing the cooked potatoes through the ricer, kneading the dough with your hands, portioning the whole lot with a doughscraper...

and forming patties from it. A very hands-on cooking experience, very relaxing and believe me, I do need this at the moment. Anyways, I fried them with a lot of fat in a pan

which magically stayed in the pan and didn't go into the patties that much. Then I served them with broccoli and a curry-cream sauce:

The curry sauce was so simple and nice that I will share the recipe from 'kochen und genießen' september 1992 edition:

Melt 1 tbs margarine in a saucepan, add 25 g all purpose flour and 1 1/2 tbsp curry or garam masala. Stir a while until well blended and then slowly add 200 g vegan cream (I used oat, but soy or real cream would do the trick). Add also ca. 100 ml vegetable broth. Now, the stirring is the important part. You want it thick and creamy and not watery or lumpy, therefore use a whisk. When it is nice and creamy season with salt, white pepper, and nutmeg. Done! Incredibly fast and tasty.

And to not engage myself too much in cooking things, here some photos from the (in)famous Heidelberg castle illumination. I don't know why it is called 'castle' illumination, since actually it is fireworks at the Old Bridge, but here you go, the September castle illumintation:

Not bad for a handy cam, eh?

Friday, September 11, 2009