Papeta-par-Eedu

Posted by admin | Eggs,Recipes | Saturday 21 January 2012 11:28 am

It’s been aaaages. Five months almost, ah…well, what to say, life came in the way.
But I was rustling up something for friends the other day when I suddenly remembered to get my camera; that’s the basic problem, usually I just forget, and somehow, if I don’t have a photograph, I don’t feel like posting.

Well, back to food. Papeta-par-eeda, or eggs on potatoes. This is a simple Parsi dish that can be eaten for breakfast, or as a side with any meal. Or even as a snack. It really doesn’t take long and there are all kinds of short-cuts, ( some of which taste better than the original – like replacing potatoes with deep fried potato wafers / crisps / chips – but then doesn’t the sinful stuff always taste better? ). It’s a bit like a fritata. Incidentally, Parsis put eggs on just about everything, especially if it’s a vegetable.

Here’s what I did, in a step-by-step

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PAPETA-PAR-EEDU (Eggs on Potatoes) Serves 4
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INGREDIENTS
3 eggs
4 large potatoes
2 onions
2 cloves garlic
1 chili
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
A pinch turmeric powder
Oil to fry – about 2 tablespoons
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon chopped Coriander for garnish

PREPARATION
Cut the onions long and thin, and the potatoes a thin and flat as possible. Chop the chili up fine.

Put the oil in a skillet and when hot, put in the onions to fry. When the turn pale brown add the garlic cloves after crushing them slightly. Fry a little more.
eggs on potatoes

Meanwhile to save time, boil the potatoes in water with salt. Don’t let them get completely soft, about 5 minutes short of done.

Add the turmeric powder, chili and red chili powder to the onions.

Drain the potatoes thoroughly and add to the onions let them fry till cooked properly but not soft. Flatten them evenly in the skillet.
eggs on potato
Meanwhile break the eggs carefully, separating the yolk from the white and beat each separately. The whites should be as stiff as you can get them. eggs on potatoesMix them together quickly and pour immediately over the potato mixture. eggs on potatoesCover and leave till it sets, between 3-5 minutes.

Cut up into squares, garnish with coriander and serve hot. Yum!!Parsi favourite - Eggs on Potatoes

As I mentioned, Parsis can add eggs to anything. Try this on cooked fried okra, tomatoes or white pumpkin. More details soon.

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