Tough Times Food - Potato Stew
Food For A Nickel
Times are tough. Eating out might not be part of your budget - for the time being. Well look at it from a positive side; if you stay home, and cook food for a nickel, you save money, and you can even enjoy a cigarette with your coffee after your meal.
Have a look at the ingredients to your right. Would you believe that a few sandy potatoes, an onion, a big tomato, garlic, green peas, red pepper and green pepper corn could turn into a mouthwatering delicious meal?
Well you better believe it!
Potatoes As The Main Ingredients
Besides from being tasty theres is a lot of good things to be said about the potato. A few I can mention on the go is that it is cheap and healthy. (Read more in the link capsule below).
To think that you become fat by eating potatoes is a misconception. You become fat from eating high-in-fat-and-cholesterol French fries. So dont blame the potato; blame the frying fat.
Ready To Cook?
This is what you need:
- Potatoes (6 big ones)
- Onions (1-2)
- Tomatoes (1 Big one)
- Garlic (4 cloves)
- Green Peas
- 1 Red Pepper
- Green Pepper Corn (2spoons)
- A handful or two of flour
Cast Iron Pans
- Peel potatoes and cut into slices (not too thin and not too thick). Boil for approx. 15 minutes
- Pour the potato slices in a colander and let the potato water drip into a pot (Save the potato water - it is both healthy and useful)
- Peel onions and chop them into small pieces
- Peel the garlic cloves
- Cut red pepper and tomatoes into smal pieces
You don’t need to prepare the green peas and the green pepper corn - they are ready to go, when it’s their turn.
Grab yourself a suiteable sized pot - a cast iron pot is a lovely tool for cooking a stew, and I guess this is a meatless potato-stew .
Let’s Get Cooking!
Green Peppercorn are known for adding sumptuous aroma to the dish being cooked, and this meal is no exception. Decide on whether to fry the onions and the crushed garlic cloves in butter or oliveoil, and when you get that going, add a couple of spoonfulls of green peppercorn and and be prepared to have your sense of smell seduced. (If you happen to have a little cream in the fridge - a few spoonfuls do wonders for the flavor.).
When the onions are soft, but still white, sprinkle the sliced potatoes with black pepper and add to the pan little by little so they are all easily done.
Once the potatoes have been turned over a few times, add tomatoes and red pepper and finally the peas. Turn it all together and sprinkle a few handfuls of flour over the mixture.
By now you need to add the boiled water from the potatoes - little by little. Stir it so everything is mixed well and does not burn.
Simmer until potatoes are easy to poke with a fork.
Nutritional Value Of The Ingredients In This Meal
- Health Benefits of Green Peas - Nutritional Value of Green Peas, Nutrition Benefits of Eating Green
Green peas have been associated with a number of health as well as nutrition benefits. Read on to explore the nutritional value present in green peas.
- The nutritional value of red bell pepper - by Gordon Hamilton - Helium
Red bell peppers are something which many of us use frequently in salads and in cooking, but how many of us ever stop to think about their nutriti..., Gordon Hamilton
- Health Benefits of Onion - Nutritional Value of Onion, Nutrition Benefits of Eating Onions
Onion is one of the vegetables that are consumed almost throughout the world, for taste as well as health benefits. Explore nutritional value of onions & the nutrition benefits of eating it.
- What Is the Nutritional Value of Garlic? | eHow.com
What Is the Nutritional Value of Garlic?. Some Mayo Clinic studies have confirmed that garlic has many nutritional values and health benefits. The healing properties of garlic goes back to early civilization with the Egyptians, Hebrew,...
- Nutritional Value of Potato
Natural potato is known for the large amounts of Vitamin C present in it.
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