Goodbye, potatoes! #1 / Prophylactic self-isolation series. Day 174th.


Goodbye, potatoes! But why?… Because for the second year we try to keep on a well-food, food which is a source of a good energy and keeps the mind fresh.

Potato story as “a food not to consume” is so long and complicated that I decided not to expand here about it and concentrate the attention on the tasty recipe itself. But the “potato story” is on my list and I hope to release it in a month or so, we will see.

I have l’earned for myself, that potatoes could be consumed as food only in summer (early autumn) time, when in its young state. As older potatoes become – more and more starch produces in it and we try to avoid this kind of starch consciously.

I have l’earned for myself, that potatoes could be consumed as food ONLY in summer (and early autumn) time

The recipe below is dangerously tasty also because of garlic and onions, mmm …:) I know one friend of mine does not eat onions at all, – you can skip onions because grated ginger is also included in the recipe and together with some other species makes the taste well even without onions!

I know one friend of mine does not eat onions at all, – you can skip onions!

I have already wrote an article about onions and garlic and their impact on mental health Prophylactic self-isolation for Mister Garlic exaltation. Day 62nd.

Anyway, anyway, if to eat potatoes or garlic – let’s make it enormously tasty and enjoy the process!

Before you start (meanings are described on page 2)

Passive time

1 h 30 min

Active time

30 min


hot-resistant ceramic pots



My garlic-embedded Hasselback potatoes with beans

Step 1 (potatoes)
potatoes (middle or big size, and young!) 400 g14 oz
garlic 5-6 cloves5-6 cloves
ghee butter 4 Tbsp4 Tbsp
salt1 tsp1 tsp
Step 2 (garnish)
ghee butter (or olive oil)2 Tbsp2 Tbsp
onion, large (preferred, but could be optional)1 1
green chili pepper 11
ginger, fresh 5 cm section0.2 ft
fava beans 200 g7 oz
curry leaves 3 Tbsp3 Tbsp
nutmeg flowers 2 Tbsp2 Tbsp
long pepper 44
red peppercorns1 tsp1 tsp
allspice 1 tsp1 tsp
salt1 tsp1 tsp
Step 3 (fresh flavors)
dill, freshhandfulhandful
Abbreviation meanings are described on page 2

How to make it:

Potatoes on a cutting  board, sliced with a knife, garlic cloves and garlic slices aside
Step 1 Young potatoes
  1. wash potatoes well, leave skin on
  2. slice potatoes through, in thin even layers, almost like thick potato chips size, but not-quite-all-the-way
  3. switch on an oven on 180 C / 350 F and pre-warm ceramic pots in it for 5 min
  4. slice garlic cloves along into thin layers
  5. staff half-sliced potatoes with garlic slices

  • 5. take out ceramic pots form an oven, put ghee butter on a bottom of ceramic pots and place staffed potatoes
  • 6. cover lightly with aluminum foil and bake on 180 C / 350 F using conventional heating for 1 hour, keeping the pots in a middle of an oven box (salt will be added later)

Step 2 (garnish)
  1. Chop onion and stew it in a pan with a bit of Ghee butter or olive oil (I prefer Ghee) for 5 min
  2. Add salt, chopped green chili pepper, spices and stew for another 5 min
  3. Add fava beans and stew with a lid closed for 15 min
  4. Add grated ginger, switch off the stove and let it sit for 5 min
Steel pan with fava beans, green chili pepper, grated ginger and other spices, cooking process
  • 5. After potatoes are already 1 hour in an oven, take ceramic pots from an oven carefully (because hot), open aluminum foil (be careful, it’s hot)
  • 6. Add salt on a top of each potato and add some ghee butter on a bottom if necessary
  • 7. Add bean garnish, close foil and put again into an oven for 20-30 more

Step 3 (fresh flavors)
  1. Take potatoes out of an oven, open foil, serve on heat resistant plates
  2. Chop fresh dill and spread on a top of baked Hasselback potatoes

It is ready!

Spices rule!

spieces in a plate: long black pepper, red peppercorns, nutmeg flowers, curry leaves, allspice

Keep specific spice set for EACH of your recipes – then it will be always unforgettable and never boring to eat)

I have also described another recipe with young potatoes and you are welcome to read it on my blog:

Prophylactic self-isolation for dinner preparation. Day 132nd.

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