Potato

  • Potato Vegetables

    Potato Chips (Crisps) Coleslaw

    Every time I use Potato Chips (Crisps) for cooking, I receive negative response from some people. Good quality Potato Chips are basically Fried Potato that is seasoned. Why can’t we use it for cooking? I have no problem about using it for Salads. ‘Carrot & Potato Chips Salad’ and ‘Spinach, Lettuce & Potato Chips Salad’ …

  • Beans & Peas Potato Vegetables

    Stewed Lentils & Chorizo

    I was supposed to be cooking Dahl (Lentil Curry) today. I decided to add Chorizo that I had in the fridge for a while. As I know Chorizo is Spanish and ‘Spanish’ suggested me to add Garlic and Paprika. I added Carrot and Potatoes as well. The dish ended up such a stew, but it …

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    Fluffy Boiled Potato

    This is one of the dishes that I leaned at primary school. Cooking class was a part of Home Economics program that started in the 5th year. I was in the 6th year, probably 11 years old, when I learned this dish, and I am still cooking it more than 50 years later. When I …

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    Potato Pancake covered with Melting Cheese

    I was looking at many beautiful places in Ukraine on the internet, and found a place called ‘Yaremche’. I was dreaming of visiting this beautiful place and I checked some restaurants and cafes in the city as I have strong interests in those places. There is a small eatery called ‘Cafe Kolomyika’ and it’s got …

  • Gyoza Potato

    ‘Varenyky’ Ukrainian Dumplings with Mashed Potato Filling

    Several years ago, I came across ‘Pierogi’, Polish dumplings, at a local farmer’s market and I instantly fell in love with them. Similar foods can be found in many different countries. Japan has ‘Gyoza’. Italy has ‘Ravioli’ and ‘Tortellini’. Ukraine has ‘Varenyky’. A variety of fillings can be used for ‘Varenyky’. My favourite is definitely …

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    Ukrainian Beetroot & Potato Salad

    When I make Beetroot & Potato Salad, I usually add Sour Cream and Japanese Mayonnaise. Today I decided to use vinaigrette to make this Ukrainian inspired salad, but this is my super easy version. I thought the brine in the jar of Dill Pickles can be used as vinaigrette, so I used it to season …

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    Ukrainian Potato Pancakes

    I heard that Potato Pancakes are very popular in Ukraine. Ukrainian style Potato Pancakes are made with mostly Potatoes. You only need a small amount of Flour. To achieve that, you got to drain the grated Potatoes and remove excess water. You might be interested in my ‘Potato & Smoked Salmon Pancakes’. Makes 10 x …

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    Aonori & Salt Potato

    You bought Aonori (Dried Green Laver Flakes) to make Okonomiyaki and you have leftover? To use it up, I recommend to make Tempura and add Aonori to the batter. Is it too challenging? Then try this one. Aonori & Salt flavoured Potato Crisps are very popular in Japan. Chips can be seasoned with Aonori & …

  • Fish Other Soup Potato

    White Fish & Potato Garlic Soup

    This ‘White Fish & Potato Garlic Soup’ is absolutely versatile. I seasoned it with Salt & Pepper, but you can add some Chilli as well. OR you can add Curry Powder. You may wish to add Tomato. You can season it with Miso or Soy Sauce instead of Salt & Pepper. You can add Spring …

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    Pan-fried Sweet Potato

    Japan has an amazing Sweet Potato called ‘Satsumaimo’, that has a superior flavour and texture. Baked ‘Satsumaimo’ is a very popular snack. My mother often steamed it because baking was not the easiest method to cook it as no one had the oven in those days. Leftover steamed ‘Satsumaimo’ could be grilled or simply pan-fried. …

  • Beef Potato

    Stewed Satoimo & Beef

    ‘Nikujaga’ is one of the most popular Japanese home-cooked dishes. There are many variations. Potato can be replaced with Satoimo (small Taro) and meat can be chunky rather than thinly sliced. Today I added Oyster Sauce. If you like the traditional flavour, use extra Soy Sauce. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 bag (400g) Frozen Satoimo …

  • Beef Potato

    Curry Flavoured Nikujaga

    ‘Nikujaga’ is simmered Meat (Niku) and Potatoes (Jagaimo). I cook it with a variety of Meat, and my family members love the dish. Soy Sauce, Mirin and Sugar are used to season ‘Nikujaga’, but I added some Curry Powder today. Curry flavour can go quite well with the sweet soy sauce flavour. Makes 4 Servings …

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