In Singapore, anyone who prefers potatoes over staples like rice, noodles, breads and porridge is labelled jiak gantang (literally ‘eat potato’). It also confers a rather insulting view of the person, as if he/she wants to emulate caucasian/western ways or who secretly wants to be caucasian/western.
Whilst there’re certainly people like that, I’m not 1 of them. People who don’t know me well are thus surprised to learn that I prefer a good kopi from a coffee shop over Starbucks or Coffee Bean. Guo Ming, Shelia and Andy love rice. Yen Ling and Lindy prefer pasta and noodles. I just happen to adore the humble but very delicious potato.
I decided to try a different kind of potato wedges by melting butter at medium heat and mixing in teriyaki sauce. Fry the potatoes for about 2 minutes, reduce the heat setting to low, sprinkle mixed herbs, crushed onions and pepper, then cover and cook them further for another 20 minutes, turning them and rubbing them into the seasoning every 5 minutes.
When the potatoes are tender, turn off the heat and let them cool on the plate for a short while before serving.
Very enjoyable with TV! 😛
The simple baked potato is also extremely yummy. My man did this as he’s more an expert with the oven : ) Another snack in front of the telly, just as enjoyable if not more so. And the fragrant lump of butter melting into the spud? Oh. My. Goodness *swoon from ecstacy*
It’s nice being pampered, with the most basic things in life : )
Wishing you fun,