2013.04.19 : Mentsuyu-flavoured German potatoes
I love this one for nights when I’m just feeling kind of lazy and want something that tastes like home but aren’t the same tired potatoes I’ve been eating my whole life.
- New potatoes (immature potatoes valued for flavour) - ½lb
- Olive oil - an apporpriate amount (for cooking the potatoes)
- Bacon - .3lbs, cut into .7” chunks (thickly sliced, basicals)
- Onion - ½ (sliced comb-shaped)
- Garlic - ½ (minced) (I’d say just use a clove or two; add more if you’re a garlic fiend like me)
- Curry powder - 1tsp
- Mentsuyu - 1tbsp
- Water - 1tbsp
- Green onions - ½ bundle (chopped into 1.5” pieces)
- Black pepper - to taste
- In a frying pan, heat up the olive oil and drop in the potatoes (cut into quarters)
- Fry up the bacon with the potatoes until crunchy
- When it starts to smell yummy, drop in the white onions and garlic
- Add in curry powder
- Dilute the mentsuyu with water, pour over contents in pan
- Add in green onions and coat with plenty of pepper. Maa-kun recommends adding a lot, as you (should) drink a beer with it.
- Toss to coat everything and enjoy!
If you don’t have a Japanese grocery store near you (or you’re too lazy to drive down to the ID and go to Uwajimaya like me because you already went once this week and parking costs too much), you can make your own sauce.
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup Mirin (rice vinegar)
1/4 cup sake