The overabundance of organic-ness combined with Valentine-monotonousness led to these. Home made chips. Or fries. Or wedges. Whatever you call them.
These small waxy fragile spuds needed to be cooked soon. Cut them into strips, placed in a small metal oven pan casserole thing (I think it was a tray from a former toaster oven…amazing what we save). Drizzled olive oil liberally. I added salt, pepper, chili powder, ground coriander, tiny touch of cumin, sprinkle of sumac, and lots of sweet paprika. Tossed it all to coat. Stuck ’em in a hot oven for about — can’t say — maybe 20 minutes, stirring some in the middle. Finished them off under the broiler for a couple minutes to make up more crisp. Now that I think of it, in the future I’d try doing the reverse. Broil first to crisp the outside (in the manner of browning), and then letting the insides bake slowly.
They were lovely, though. Take a closer look.
Eaten with some mayonnaise and a glass of Scotch in front of my laptop, catching up on American reruns. Happy V-Day indeed.