Saturday, May 30, 2009
Potatoes, and More Potatoes...
These are the potatoes still left in the kitchen now AFTER I made potato salad, nikujaga, stir-fried potatoes (in the past two days) and these two dishes (this afternoon):
I made a whole bunch of this and froze most of it. My freezer is becoming occupied by ziploc bags of frozen soup, such as pumpkin soup, broccoli soup, onion and tomato, etc. ... AHHHHH...
Adding miso to tofu casserole was an interesting idea which I had heard about before but never had a chance to actually try out. When I decided to make potato casserole, I thought that it was a good chance to give the idea a try. This one was really "Japanese" because, in addition to tofu and miso, the recipe called for Japanese dashi stock (powder) and soy sauce for seasoning. The original recipe is here (in Japanese).
I really liked the taste of the sauce, but the tofu part tasted bland where it was not mixed well with the sauce. I'm going to work on this recipe a little more, and post it if I can come up with something I like very much.
So all these efforts used up about half of the potatoes delivered by the food co-op. Yeah, I failed to check the order sheet. :( Mom forgot that she already ordered one bag and ordered another one on the following week. And when these were delivered in the middle of mom's hunger strike, what she said was, "Oh, no problem. These two bags are different kinds of potatoes. They'll be eaten up eventually."
I guess I can make baked potatoes and mentaiko-butter potatoes for myself, but I can't eat up all these potatoes --I've got to make some potato dishes that my parents can eat, too. Any suggestions? They don't eat cheese or butter or western herbs. Mom can eat mayonnaise but dad can't.
(June 1, '09)
Thank you so much for the recipe suggestions! :D You guys are always so supportive. Love ya!
I made bunch of croquettes and ate half of them for lunch today. The rest is in the freezer. But then mom said that I didn't need to try this and that to use up the potatoes because she was going to throw them into miso soup and that should solve all the problem. OK, if she says so...
Nevertheless, the recipes suggested are SOOOOOOOOO tempting that I'm going to try them out anyway -- just for my own enjoyment. Thanks!