Monday, 16 April 2012

By popular demand ! Potato Recipe of the Week Numero Uno!!

Potato Recipe of the Week 

That's right, at Steve's suggestion I am starting to post a different potato recipe each week and here is Number One.

It is from a UK web site so the names of the vegetables, and the amounts will probably be completely double dutch to everyone else but I think it's good to challenge ourselves, mix things up a bit!  And seriously, do we really need things to be exact?  
But just to get it straight, a Courgette (in Oz at least) is a Zucchini, an Aubergine is an Egg Plant, Peppers are Capsicums.....who said we all speak the same language?! 


  • 800g New potatoes thickly sliced
  • 1 Sliced Courgette
  • 1 Sliced Aubergine
  • 1 of each Red and Yellow Pepper
  • 50g Chopped Pine Nuts
  • 2 tbsp Pesto (from a jar)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil


Put the potatoes, chopped vegetables and pine nuts in a large roasting tin together
Add the oil and season.
Bake for 20 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees, gas mark 6 or until tender.
Add the pesto and cook for another 5 minutes. Serve immediately.


This quick and tasty meal can also be made with 400g of thinly sliced pork or chicken breast if you’re looking for a healthy food alternative


And from the same website,The Many Faces of Potato,  an interesting fact:

Potatoes in Europe – a culinary discovery
Invading Spanish conquistadors, on the lookout for gold and jewels, discovered the Peruvian’s potatoes and took them back to Europe to impress royalty in 1536.
Enjoy your Mediterranean potatoes and let me know what you think. 
Perhaps we could give the recipes a rating from 
  • 5 stars - delicious,yum yum
  • 4 stars - pretty good 
  • 3 stars - so so, 
  • 2 stars - wont' be cooking this again
  • 1 star  - wish I hadn't bothered!

Buon Appetito!!


  1. mmmm and it's close to thinking about dinner here too; that looks very tasty right now!

  2. I agree! Once I get to town to buy an egg plant I'll be giving it a go. I'm hoping it will be a 4 star or above! Jane

  3. Jane, this looks so good, and it's pretty, too. I can't wait to give it a go, but like you I'll need a trip to the market. Thank you for sharing . . . hey, Steve has a good idea, now and agai, LOL. Connie :)

  4. Holy smokes that looks good. We'll have to try it soon. I love that you are going to do a recipe a week on SPUDS! That's one name we have for them. Connie calls them TATERS.

  5. Hi Connie and Steve, Glad you both like the look of the spud/tater recipe! Now you've given me another idea for a post about the different names for potatoes. Over here we would call you "an ideas man" !! bye for now Jane

  6. Looks very yummy. Perfect meal for a vegetarian (as I am). And I agree, an excellent idea to post the recipes. Maybe you could even do a video one day :)

  7. You wonderful Pinterest boards Jane! I wanted to "like" just about everything!

  8. Hi Lori, So lovely to read your comments and glad you like the recipe and the Pinterest boards. How time flies when you are pinning! Midnight comes and still the washing up to do! Your suggestion of a video is a challenge I wasn't expecting......but who knows!! Watch this space:) bfn ( hope that means "bye for now" ) Jane


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