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Tricky Deep Fried Potato Peelings
Deep Fried Potato Peelings Story with Its Recipe
This is the story of the deep fried potato peelings -- a treat for any fried potato lover.
Just read over till the recipe will show -- or jump the story and get the recipe straight away.
This is my first article. The sudden inspiration got hold of me while reading sample lenses. One was about "being poor", suggesting that we should look at being poor with humor.
It was apparent that the lensemaster is far from being poor anymore, so it was easy to relate to the story with humor and that made me remember of my own being poor periods of life.
That was some time ago, in Eastern Europe, and I never knew then that the day will come when a Scottish man will cook for me this special deep fried peelings of the potatoes he used for another dish. Right now I am recalling that period with some nostalgia, realizing that all was not that bad. One of the reasons would be that I was young, healthy, pretty, wild, hopeful, ignorant. I can qualify those years as personally strangely happy, from the current perspective. Those were the last years of communism, the economy was imploding, collapsing and nothing was available in the shops. people were poor, food was scarce, most of the items were rationalized. Food became the center of all preoccupation, except of course love.
Potatoes (and their peelings) were one of the few items free to buy whenever one was lucky enough to be there on the spot when they were brought into the shops. Or be in the lines waiting for just in case. One could buy small amounts, so that all those in line would also get a share. One could horde up to 3 kg of potatoes with peelings and all, standing in the line several times again, till people got to recognize one's face. We loved the fried potato and made often -- provided we were lucky to have the ingredients
photo of deep fried potato peelings by mismatch
Poor As the House Mouse -- Fried Potato Mostly in Our Dreams
mice don't like fried potato peelings
I was working in a remote village, after graduating University in the capital city, sent by the government, according to a compulsory service plan in a system of free education. We had no coupons in the villages, only the city dwellers had those. In the countryside people were supposed to have their shares from the collective farm production (very small indeed).
But we, the teachers, have been overlooked by the system, we were no city dwellers anymore but no collective farm members either.
Hard as it seems, we managed somehow, pulled together, our parents were sending help, our neighbours helped privately. The neighborly help was mostly in hard alcohol, schnapps, shlibovitza, home brewed, but everything was received with gratitude and joy.
My mom used to send parcels, from 400 km afar, with 2-3 carrots, 4-5 potatoes, a bread , whatever she would spare from her own ratios and black tradings. I used to have a roommate, Nicuta, teacher herself, she also got something from her home.
We threw together whatever we had and laughed a lot. We still manage to laugh when we remember. Fried potato was not often on the menu then.
We also had a mouse, a friendly house mouse. We gave him a name, Mishu, and used to watch him with the long thin tail as it made the rounds looking for the bits of bread that we were leaving on purpose in the middle of the room. Till one hopeless day when we didn't have the bit of bread anymore and Mishu the house mouse came and looked at us with hungry sad eyes and turned away in frustration.
Sure enough he died one day, shortly before I got a parcel again.
We stayed behind only to survive but were poor as a house mouse.
Gypsy music for the poor people
Gypsy music is played or sung for entertainment. It is loved by people for the passion and rhytm they bring to the moment. Gypsies are a free spirited people. Although not comfortable to live in their close neighborhood for a gadjo (non Gypsy), the Gypsy music is accepted by all communities where they settle. People listen to Gypsy music and let the feelings overtake for a short while any miseries that the actual reality would have for them in store.
Nicuta, my friend in difficult times sharing the past of being poor and the future of hopes
old times seem like yesterday -- when being poor was not frightening
Nicuta is an old best friend, still very young
We reminiscence a lot about times gone by of being poor and always find a good reason to laugh, the same as in those difficult days. We look at the old pictures when we were sitting in front of our rented room and never thought too much being poor or about the future. Future seemed to us cast in iron. We never thought, ever, those days, that future will bring such changes.
Yes, those times of being poor would have been sad times indeed if we would not have the ability to laugh. If a good friend is there to share a laugh that would also greatly help in difficult times. If shared, sad moments can turn into good ones -- love and humor are the best ingredients for a happy life.
That is the greatest recipe of it all.
Discovering the World, My Own past and the Secret of the Deep Fried Potato Peelings.
the secret of the fried potato peelings
Later in my life I have learnt a strange lesson.
Here I was now, far from that village, in an African country, times were different, and my current room mate was also different. I was living with Bill, a Scottish guy, another ex-pat working in Botswana, who made the surprise deep fried potato peelings for me one evening.
He was smiling and waiting for my reaction. Scottish people are very proud of themselves as being special, clever and having leading innovations in almost everything, like the telephone and banking system, I forgot the rest of it. Recipes are an important field they pride themselves to be traditionally well recognized by some secret part of the world that I don't know about. Bill used to talk a lot about Scotland and the perfect Scottish food, he missed his home country and taught me a lot about Scottish history. That night was about the Scottish superiority in deeling with the deep fried potato peelings.
Well, I admit, I was surprised to see how potato peelings can have a purpose and wondered how worse should have had been our life back then the days of starvation, in order to make us match the Scottish cuisine on creativity and smart approach.
We always just peeled the potatoes and threw the peelings away.
I hardly can wait to go visit my home country and my former room mate to make for her the deep fried potato peelings and watch her face when I will serve them with a smile.
The Recipe for Deep Fried Potato Peelings
you can make deep fried potato peelings anytime you make fried potato
Peelings of the potatoes used for another dish
any of your preferred spices
cooking oil to deep fry
Wash peelings, if not yet clean. Heat cooking oil in a pan. Throw peelings into hot oil. Don't go far as it gets quickly ready if oil is hot enough. Think about life, the greatness of it and the complusive nature of surviving. Be happy for a moment. Keep it there while removing fried potato peelings when they look brisky. Place potato peelings on paper towel in a dish.
Salt them with care, just a bit. Spice them according to your preferences.
Serve them as a surprise to loved ones and watch their faces.
Smile. Let them ask what it is.
You can share here your opinion about the fried potato peelings or the Scottish cuisine at large. No offence taken.
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Did you know the most important thing about the fried potato?
the most important thing is to have loved ones so you can make them the fried potato peelings dish as a surprise or more on request..
Tricky stories with a potato
Tricks and treats of life
The tricky potato stories make up for the tricky way life treated me all along. My life has changed so much since I was poor and used to throw away the potato peelings -- to the current stage when I eat the potato peelings by choice although I could eat smoked salmon instead. As I look back at those times when I was poor I see a happy person -- if I look at myself now I do not see her anymore. Life is strange and tricky the way I see it -- or it was me that did the tricks?
Tricky moments in people's life
Overcoming tricky ways of life
Life can be tricky for most of us. There are many stories about a difficult and tricky moment or even a trying and tricky period in one's existence that we can read or hear about. The secret counter trick to it that one must keep going no matter what and always have the power to see the better side of life. There is always something or someone that one can get that power -- whether it is a friend, a loved one or just a hope!
If you have a little trick for those who still have to overcome difficult times, please share it here!