I am an out and out potato girl. I know it sounds boring and staid, but really, I can eat potatoes 3 times a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! Give me potatoes in any form and I'll be happy and contented :)
So these baby potatoes here are my all-time favorite and typical comfort food for me. They can be cooked up in a jiffy and taste mind-blowingly hot and delicious. I made these in the microwave, but they are equally easy to make on a stove-top too.
Baby potatoes - 250 gms
Garlic cloves - 4
Vegetable Oil - 2 tbsp
Lemon pepper - 1 tsp
Wash the potatoes well and place them in a microwave-safe bowl filled with water that's a couple of inches above the potatoes. Sprinkle some salt and add a little oil. If your microwave has the express cooking option of boiling potatoes, then set the weight and choose that option. If not, just cook them in the microwave on medium high (Power 2) for about 15-20min. Keep checking if done at regular intervals by piercing the potatoes with a fork, as the time may differ depending on the kind of microwave you have and the variety of the potatoes.
Once the potatoes are boiled, cool and peel them. In another micro safe bowl, pour in 2 tbsp of vegetable oil, add the chopped garlic cloves and heat it for 30sec. Once the garlic starts to brown, add the potatoes, toss well and nuke it again for 4min. Keep tossing at intervals and nuking it till the potatoes start turning a golden brown. Now add the lemon pepper and chilli flakes. Sprinkle some more salt if needed.
If you dont have lemon pepper, then sprinkle a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper, grate the zest of half a lemon, and squeeze in about 1tsp of lemon juice.
Toss well, cook for another 2-3min till the potatoes look nicely fried. Garnish with some coriander leaves.
The way I like it:
Serve hot with rice or rotis. Or just transfer them into a bowl, put in some toothpicks or forks, and serve as a starter.
Am sending this off to Srivalli's 365 days of Microwave Cooking and her MEC event on "Favorites" being hosted by Seduce your taste buds.