Wondering what to cook? I bring you another quick recipe – French potatoes à la Ukraine. Potatoes are prepared in so many ways, let’s stir & fry today!
There are many of French potatoes recipes. Each family has their own special way of preparation. Potatoes are used in many Ukraine’s recipes. I remember this one back from Kiev, before I heard anything about France :) Not even sure what they have to do with France but the ingredients are similar, just different preparation method. Check it out & try something new :) Yumm yumm!
Cost: £20 / Total time: 40 min / Serves: 2 / Calories per serve: 690
2 medium Onions
1 medium Carrot
250g Sausage OR Ham
Dill weed, fresh
3 tbsp Sunflower oil
Salt & Black Pepper or any other seasoning you love
Knife, cutting board, frying pan.
Wash, peel, cut, fry, stir – no-brainer :) Cutting – smaller pieces = faster cooking time. Frying – on a medium heat. Stir every now & then, carefully so it doesn’t became a mash :)
Stack the potato slices and cut them into matchsticks. Blot them dry with kitchen paper.
- Potatoes – wash, peel & dry them before cutting, it will prevent against excessive sizzling
- The potatoes are done when they are tender all the way through. Test them by poking the potato with a fork
- Lid – never use the lid while frying – the moisture collected inside would boil the ingredients
- Salt – add salt & spices on the end, right before eggs & cheese – To prevent all ingredients from becoming mushy
- Whisk eggs – add a bit of milk, for softer, creamier results
Now we are ready to fry – Heat a large frying pan over high heat until it is hot, add oil. Fry onion until vitrified over medium heat. Then add sausage & carrot, stir-fry for a few minutes. Add potatoes. Stir-fry everything for about 15min. Check potatoes by breaking them in half, if they break easily they are done.
Add spices, salt, dill & mix all ingredients together. Add whisked eggs & cheese (no stirring). Cover it with a lid & leave it on a low heat for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat & leave it covered for a few more minutes.
Are potatoes a diet disaster? Well that’s up to us! 1 large potato (260g) have 278 calories and 63g i.e. 21% of carbohydrate. Calories from potatoes result in weight gain only if taken regularly in large amounts. Also the form in which they are consumed matters. The best preparations are baked & steamed. Here are some great nutrition facts about potatoes.
- POTASSIUM – Potatoes have more potassium than a banana.
- VITAMIN C – Potatoes have more vitamin C, than tomato or sweet potato.
- FIBER – Medium potato with the skin contributes 2g of fiber or 8% of the daily value per serving.
- B6 – Potatoes are a good source of vitamin B6 – providing around 10% of the recommended daily value.
- IRON – One medium potato provides 6% of the recommended daily value of iron.
Thank you for your time! Come back soon again, next time for a creamy mash-potatoes recipe. Xxx