Showing posts with label potatoes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label potatoes. Show all posts

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

WFDW [What's for Dinner Wednesdays]: Potato and Beef Stew (Batates bil Lahma)

What's for Dinner Wednesdays are fun because I get to share with you what I will eat for dinner. Only problem is picture quality, but I think you will forgive me. Last week's WFDW was all vegan but this week its more of a carnivorous delight.

Batates bil Lahma, or Beef Potato Stew is an Egyptian classic which is very flavorful. Usually we would have this with rice [yes carb mania!] but I enjoyed this plain tonight.

Similar to the zucchini Egyptian stew in ingredients, but this one uses whole meat cubes rather than ground beef.

Do you want to see this recipe on the blog? Tell me in the comments and I will make a post about it!

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

This dish is so simple in both preparation and in the ingredients, but is so rich in taste. I love this recipe because it is so versatile it goes with almost any meal, and is great in winter or summer.

Because it is so simple, it’s so easy to vamp up the flavor. Some of my favorites are, grated cheddar cheese and chives, which is amazing with steak, or kofta. Some dill and sautéed onions are perfect with grilled fish. Be creative and find your perfect flavor.


This recipe will make enough for about 4 servings.

- 1 kg Potatoes
- 1 cup skim milk
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- salt and pepper to taste


Peel and boil the potatoes, with a pinch of salt.

When the potatoes are very soft and break apart when poked with a fork, drain and put back in the pot.

Reduce the heat to the lowest setting possible, and add in the butter and the milk. Using a potato masher, mashed the bad boys until they are as smooth as you like them. If you are not serving then immediately, I suggest adding more milk, since they tend to thicken.


How do you like your mashed potatoes?