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Esurientes - The Comfort Zone

Monday, September 26, 2005

23rd post meme - delving into the archives

Crash hot potatoes

I was tagged by Augustus Gloop at Grab Your Fork for this fun meme. I tend not to participate in many memes, as I get busy enough doing my own posts, but this one involved looking into your own archives and seeing what it throws back.
The instructions are to go into your archives, find your 23rd post, and then find the 5th sentence and post it again.

Easy. My 23rd post was from December last year for Jill Dupleix's now-legendary recipe for
Crash hot potatoes, which is quite possibly the best way to roast potatoes around. My 5th sentence, like Cathy's, is telling. It follows a sentence where I described how I substituted potato chunks for small, whole potatoes:

I encountered some difficulty when crushing them with the potato smasher as they kept getting all caught up in the prongs, and making a big mush.

This makes me laugh as it reinforces that fact that I have real troubles following a recipe to the letter. And then I wonder why things go wrong....
The idea is that you tap 5 people to follow this meme, but I would prefer to invite any of you who are interested in taking part to give it a go. It's fun to look back at your early posts. If you do participate, do leave a comment so I can take a look!



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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/26/2005 09:34:00 pm  

  • Oh dear - it looks like you've been spammed in spite of the word verification thing. Well, that was nice while it lasted!

    Just wanted to say - I remember this! I made them and really enjoyed them. I did smash the whole potatoes, but mine weren't nearly as pretty as yours!

    By Blogger Cathy, at 9/27/2005 09:44:00 am  

  • Wonka - Get away from me! You have absolutely no chance of gaining my participation.

    Cathy - Grrrrr! I'm really quite annoyed. Anyway, yes - reading back over the post yesterday I noted you were the person who commented on it! Way back then.... I actually haven't made them since that event because I've drastically cut down on potato consumption. It's been fairly easy, but seeing photos like that really get the cravings happening agian. I can remember how good those potatoes tasted!

    By Blogger Niki, at 9/27/2005 10:09:00 am  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/01/2005 05:51:00 am  

  • Thank you so much for this recipe - made it tonight with roast lamb, roast pumpkin and steamed beans. Delish!

    As you say, it will be added to the current rotation of "usuals"!

    By Blogger Rae, at 10/09/2005 09:46:00 pm  

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