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Day 21 – 9/21/15
It’s now the last day of Week 3! On the menu for next week, more congee! Stir-fried potatoes (more on this later), and Coke chicken (unfffff)! I did all the cooking for Week 4 tonight.
The stir-fried potatoes I made two weeks ago were a lot like home fries. The potatoes were roughly chopped, and fried in high heat with oil, then sprinkled with salt and pepper.
My dad always makes these wonderful stir-fried potatoes at home. He uses a grater to grate the potatoes into tiny, tiny strings. Then he cooks it with plenty of garlic over low heat until the potato strings are almost translucent. Sometimes he adds a dash of vinegar. It’s wonderful by itself or over rice.
I borrowed my dad’s grater in an attempt to replicate this dish. I followed all the same steps…I think. But this is what happened to my potatoes (refer to picture above).
It became a pancake! Kind of like a giant hash brown, but gummier.
I tried a bite and I don’t love it. There are two ways I can improve on this recipe next time:
- Actually try to make a pancake, but a thinner, crispier one.
- Humbly beg my dad to tell me his recipe step by step.
Anyways, for the week ahead. I might do potato pancake for breakfast, Coke chicken for lunch, and congee for dinner. Switch it up y’all!
Chawanmushi – $0.32 (1 egg)
Cabbage garlic stir fry with rice – $0.28
Banana – $0.19
Hong-Kong style borscht with rice – $0.63
1 piece Coke chicken (I couldn’t resist!) – $0.38
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