Easy Delicious Potatoes

Homegrown potatoes are so delicious as we have found out this summer when we harvested our first lot! Phil, a friend of mine gave me four little seed potatoes to try and I planted them in reusable plastic grow bags in early spring. To our surprise, after 5 months we harvested two whole bowls of beautiful fresh potatoes and they were so easy to grow!

White Charlotte potato harvest this summer from reusable grow bags

As the stars of the show are the newly harvested Charlotte potatoes, I decided to spice them lightly in a simple and quick recipe. I washed the potatoes before cutting them in thick even slices.

Washed potatoes cut into thick even slices

I then mixed minced green chillies, minced fresh ginger, turmeric, coriander and cumin powder, lime juice, olive oil and salt to taste. I made a paste that could easily be applied to the slices and used a spoon to help me accomplish this task.

Potato slices covered in a paste of spices and lime juice

After this preparation, heat up a large shallow frying pan with a tablespoon of olive oil in it. Place the spiced potato slices into the heated pan carefully until it is full – only place in one layer so that they all cook evenly. Keep the heat on medium and cook for a few minutes before flipping the slices. Cook for a further few minutes before flipping them, both sides should be crisping up nicely. Cover with a lid, lower the temperature till cooked through.

Lightly spiced potato slices, just yum!

Enjoy delicious lightly spiced potato slices!

Easy Spiced Potato Slices

A simple potato recipe that gives a delicious result that can be a delicious main or a side dish

  • 1 large potato (I've used white homegrown Charlotte potato)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp minced fresh green chillies ((add more if you would like it spicier))
  • 1 tsp ground coriander-cumin powder ((or add 1/2 tsp each of ground coriander and ground cumin))
  • 1/2 lime – juice
  • salt, to taste
  1. Slice the washed potato into thick even slices

  2. Mix 1 tbsp olive oil and the rest of the spices and salt in a shallow plate

  3. Spread the spice mixture on both sides of each potato slice with a spoon. 

  4. Heat up the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil in a wide shallow pan on a medium setting

  5. Place each spiced slice onto the heated pan carefully. Allow to cook for about 3 minutes and then flip the slices carefully. 

  6. Cook the second side for about 3 minutes and then flip all the slices. They should be looking a little crispy. Now lower the heat and cover the pan with a lid. 

  7. The slices will be cooked when a knife can easily slide into it, or press with a spoon and they should be soft right through. Enjoy warm as a side or as a main meal!

This recipe is versatile and can be eaten hot or cold, either way it is delicious!

2 Replies to “Easy Delicious Potatoes”

  1. This looks tasty, this year my interest in growing at home enlightened and it was inspired by the humble potato seed a friend gifted me, I am a complete beginner and I mistakenly put them in pots though rather than bags – hoping to harvest a few good ones to try this recipe!

    1. Hi Naila, its amazing how a small gift can make such a difference! Pots with good drainage are also good as long as they are large. Good luck with the potato harvest and hope you enjoy the recipe, a family favourite in out household!

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