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Green Beans, New Potatoes and Olives

Monthly Featured Ingredient/Dish Challenge at IHCC this week: Potatoes! The I ♥ Cooking Clubs members prepare recipes where any kind of potatoes are featured or included from any of our past or present IHCC chefs. I decided to make

Green Beans, New Potatoes and Olives

Green Beans, New Potatoes and Olives (1)

This was not only delicious but cheap. I paid just 1,42 Euros for potatoes, olives and green beans, the other ingredients I had on hand. It’s also great the next day for Lunch at Work.

Green Beans, New Potatoes and Olives

YIELD: 2 -3 servings

Green Beans, New Potatoes and Olives (2)

Ingredients:

  • 500 grams small new potatoes
  • Sea salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground
  • 200 grams green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch / 4cm lengths
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly slivered
  • 50 grams black olives pitted, very coarsely chopped
  • good handful of basil, shredded
  • generous squeeze of 
lemon juice

SOURCE

ISBN: 978-160774472*

modified from Ulrike Westphal inspired by:
River Cottage Veg:
200 Inspired Vegetable Recipes
ISBN: 978-160774472 *
ISBN: 978-160774472
also found online.

Instructions

  1. Cut the potatoes into 2 or 3 pieces each. Put them in a saucepan, 
cover with water, add salt, and bring to a boil, then lower the heat. Simmer for about 8 minutes, until tender, adding the beans for the 
last 2 or 3 minutes. Drain well and return to OPthe hot pan.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a small frying pan over low heat. Add the garlic and cook very gently for a couple of minutes, without letting it color. Add the chopped olives and cook for a minute more. Remove from the heat. 2
  3. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a small frying pan over low heat. Add the garlic and cook very gently for a couple of minutes, without letting it color. Add the chopped olives and cook for a minute more. Remove from the heat.
  4. Tip the oil, garlic, and olives into the pan with the potatoes and beans. Add the basil, a generous squeeze or two of lemon juice, and some salt and pepper. Toss together and serve warm.

total time: 30 Minuten
preparation time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 8 minutes

 
 
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more recipes with potatoes from our previous IHCC chef Nigel Slater

©Rezepte von Nigel Slater: Mashed potatoes
mashed potatoes
©Rezepte von Nigel Slater: warm new potato salad with melted cheese and waterkress (4)
Warm New Potato Salad with Melted Mountain Cheese and Watercress
Rezepte von Nigel Slater©Baked Lemon Potatoes from Nigel Slater (1)
Baked Lemon Potatoes
©Rezepte von Nigel Slater: roast potatoes Duke of York
Roast potatoes: Duke of York

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MFI Potatoes
 
 
 
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Chard and new potato curry

You know autumn is not far, when pumpkins, winter squashes and chard appear next to new potatoes at the weekly market or Food Assembly. I bought some multicoloured chard

bunter Mangold

and new potatoes to cook

Chard and new potato curry

Chard and new potato curry (1)

I have to admit, I’ll never be a huge fan of chard, but every now and then I’ll serve it, especially if it looks so beautiful. The sauce is spicy and delicous and convinced our son.

Chard and new potato curry

Yield: 4 servings

Chard and new potato curry (2)

This hearty curry is fantastic in late summer or early autumn. It can be made ahead, leave out the yoghurt and at it at the last minute just before serving.

Ingredients:

  • 500 grams Swiss chard; about
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil; I used rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion, halved and finely sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 3 cm piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 3 cardamom pods, bashed
  • 350 grams new potatoes, quartered
  • 250 grams plain (full-fat) yoghurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • a small bunch of coriander, roughly chopped; as always I used parsley
  • a small handful of almonds, cashews or pistachios, toasted and chopped; about 30 grams
  • sea salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground

SOURCE

978-1-4088-1212-9978-1-4088-1212-9 *

modified from Ulrike Westphal inspired by:
River Cottage Veg Every Day! (River Cottage Every Day)978-1408812129 *
ISBN: 978-1408812129

Instructions

  1. Separate the chard leaves from the stalks. Cut the stalks into 2-3cm pieces and roughly chop the leaves.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat, add the onion and fry until just golden. Meanwhile, pound the garlic, chilli and ginger together with a pinch of salt to a paste. Add to the onion and cook, stirring, for a couple of minutes. Tip in the rest of the spices and stir for a minute or two.
  3. Add the potatoes and chopped chard stalks and fry, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, so that they are well coated with the spice mixture. Pour in about 400 ml water – enough to just cover the veg. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for lo-12 minutes until the potatoes are just tender. Add the chard leaves, stir and cook until just wilted.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together the yoghurt, tomato puree and some of the hot liquid from the curry. Remove the curry from the heat, stir in the yoghurt mixture,return to the heat and warm through very gently (if it gets too hot, the yoghurt will curdle). Stir in most of the coriander.
  5. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Scatter over the toasted nuts and remaining coriander, then serve with rice and naan or chapattis.

VARIATIONS
Spinach and new potato curry: Use 600 -700 grams spinach in place of the chard. Remove by tough stalks and add the leaves to the curry once the potatoes are done. Cook for a minute or two before adding the yoghurt mixture.
Winter kale and potato curry: Use maincrop potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks, rather than new potatoes, and replace the chard with kale. Discard the kale stalks, roughly shred the leaves, and add them when the potatoes are nearly done. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until tender.

total time: 40 minutes
preparation time: 15 minutes
cooking/baking time: 20 minutes

 
 
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Slide Into September!
 
 
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Barbecued Little Gems and spring onions with goat’s cheese

Potluck time at IHCC! The week where we can make any recipe from our current IHCC Featured Chef or any recipe from any of our previous IHCC Chefs.

I discovered barbecued lettuce on my fellow blogger’s site already in May. Then I leafed through River Cottage EverydayISBN: 978-074759840 * and found this recipe for

Barbecued Little Gems and spring onions with goat’s cheese

Barbecued Little Gems and spring onions with goat's cheese-1

on page 264. I didn’t want to use a barbecue and used my grill pan instead. With some fresh bread this was a nice light lunch.

Barbecued Little Gems and spring onions with goat’s cheese

Yield: 2 servings

Barbecued Little Gems and spring onions with goat's cheese-2

Ingredients:

  • 2 Little Gem lettuce hearts, halved
  • 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil
  • 6 spring onions, trimmed
  • 40 grams fairly hard, crumbly goat’s cheese; I used semi-soft cheese from Ziegenhof Rehder
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • rapeseed oil to finish

SOURCE

ISBN: 978-074759840ISBN: 978-074759840 *

modified from Ulrike Westphal inspired by:
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal
River Cottage EverydayISBN: 978-074759840 *
ISBN: 978-074759840

Instructions

  1. When your barbecue is ready for cooking, brush the cut side of the lettuces with a little of the oil and place on the hot grill. After a minute or so, turn them over. Put the spring onions, also brush with oil, on to the barbecue alongside the lettuce. When both are nicely charred and slightly softened, divide them between 4 plates and sprinkle with some salt and pepper
  2. Use a vegetable peeler to shave over the goat’s cheese – or, if a very crumbly type, crumble it. Trickle over a little oil and serve2

total time: 15 minutes
preparation time: 5 minutes
cooking/baking time: 4 minutes

 
 
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August Potluck
 
 
 
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Beetroot & goat’s cheese tart

This week the task is to make any Hugh recipe featuring milk or cheese of any kind to Say Moo!

I say meee and prepared a

Beetroot & goat’s cheese tart

Beetroot & goat's cheese tart (1)

I don’t like the taste of red beetroot, I used yellow and white.

It also cuts a good figure for lunch at work.

Beetroot & goat's cheese tart (2)

Beetroot & goat’s cheese tart

Yield: 4 servings

Beetroot & goat's cheese tart (3)

Ingredients:

  • 1 loose-bottomed Victoria sandwich tin, Ø 20 cm, 5 cm deep
  • dried pulses for blind baking

Tart shell

  • 200 grams plain flour; Ulrike: wheat flour type 550
  • 100 grams cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 generous pinch salt
  • 3-4 tbsp ice-cold water, about

Filling

  • 25 grams unsalted butter
  • 3 red onions, halved and finely sliced; Ulrike: I used white about 160 grams brutto
  • 150 ml red wine; Ulrike: I used white wine
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1½ tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp thyme, roughly chopped
  • salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground
  • 500 grams small beetroot, roasted, peeled and cut into wedges; I used yellow and white
  • 2 tbsp dill, chopped
  • 280 grams goat’s cheese log

SOURCE

modified from Ulrike Westphal inspired by:
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in the Guardian

Instructions

  1. Process the flour, butter and salt until like coarse breadcrumbs, add just enough water to bring it together into a soft dough, wrap in clingfilm and chill for two hours. Heat the oven to 180 °C/350 °F/gas mark 4. Grease the loose-bottomed Victoria tin and grate the pastry into it. Press evenly into the sides and base, and chill for 30 minutes. Prick the base with a fork and line with baking parchment paper. Fill with baking beads, uncooked rice or dried pulses, and bake for 20 minutes Remove the lining, patch any cracks.
  2. Increase the oven temperature to 200 °C/400 °F/gas mark 6. Warm the butter in a pan and gently fry the onions until soft. Add the wine, vinegar, honey, thyme, salt and a few grinds of pepper, stir, raise the heat and cook until almost all the liquid is absorbed and the mix is glossy; stir in the beetroot and dill, and season well. Cut the cheese into 1 cm slices and lay a few on the base of the tart. Tip in the beetroot mix and put the rest of the cheese on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling and golden. Strew dill fronds on top and serve warm.

total time: 3 h 30 minutes including 2,5 h chilling time
preparation time: 15 minutes
cooking/baking time: 20 minutes + 30 minutes

 
 
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Say Moo!
 
 
 
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Beetroot and walnut hummus

Cooking educates: The I♥CC motto this week: Dippity Do Dah! . Just dip in and have a taste, ice cream or a book about dips978-1511591676 *

The Food Assembly had pretty yellow beets for this

Beetroot and walnut hummus

Beetroot and walnut hummus (1)

Hugh says this hummus is wonderful to scoop up with flatbreads or in a sandwich with goats’s cheese

Beetroot and walnut hummus sandwich

This sandwich with almost local ingedients was really divine.

Beetroot and walnut hummus

Yield: 4 servings

Beetroot and walnut hummus (2)

A revelation for people who claim not to like beetroot, or walnuts come to that – is wonderful with crisp crudites, in a sandwich with goat’s cheese, or scooped up with flatbreads.

Ingredients:

  • 50 grams walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 25 grams stale bread, crusts removed
  • 200 grams cooked beetroot, cut into cubes; I cooked them 40 minutes in a steamer
  • 1 tablespoon tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 lemon, the juice
  • Sea salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground
  • a little olive or rapeseed oil

SOURCE

ISBN: 978-0747598404ISBN: 978-0747598404 *

modified from Ulrike Westphal inspired by:
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal
River Cottage EverydayISBN: 978-074759840 *
ISBN: 978-074759840

Instructions

  1. Put the walnuts on a baking tray and toast in an oven preheated to 180°C/Gas Mark 4 for 5-7 minutes, until fragrant. Leave to cool.
  2. Warm a small frying pan over a medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and dry-fry them, shaking the pan almost constantly, until they start to darken and release their aroma – this should take less than a minute, so be careful not to burn them. Crush the seeds with a pestle and mortar or a spice grinder.
  3. Break the bread into small chunks, put in a food processor or blender with the walnuts and blitz until fine. Add the beetroot, tahini, most of the garlic, a good pinch of the cumin, half the lemon juice, a little salt and a good grind of pepper, then blend to a thick paste.
  4. Taste the mixture and adjust it by adding a little more cumin, garlic, lemon, salt and/or pepper, blending again until you are happy with it. Loosen with a dash of oil if you think it needs it.Refrigerate until required but bring back to room temperature to serve.

total time: 1 hour + cooling time
preparation time: 5 minutes
cooking/baking time: 40 minutes for the beets

 
 
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Dippity Do Dah!
 
 
 
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