In a 100% biased election process, the judge has voted unanimously with herself* and declared the winner of last week’s Pantry Recipe Contest to be…STOVIES! The winner will receive an all-expenses paid weekend at the gorgeous Rooms at Grayfield Bed and Breakfast in Jonesville, Michigan. Perhaps if you ask the chef nicely, she’ll prepare Stovies for you while you’re there. 😉
Ok, ok, so my mom submitted this recipe. I can’t believe I didn’t remember it myself – it’s a tasty part of my childhood. Dad brought this recipe to the family, and we often ate it when he cooked. Mom sez:
Sautee a chopped onion and 2 or 3 cooked diced potatoes. Add a can of corned beef and half the can (start with less) of water. Add curry powder to taste. Can be served with an egg on top, too. Easy to double up on potatoes and feed four.
The curry adds a really interesting twist on the plain salty flavor of the corned beef. One of my chief memories of this dish is the way it makes my tongue tingle. That’s the turmeric in the curry powder, and I have a similar sensation when eating Indian food these days. Come to think of it, I was probably the only kid in my town (of 2000) who knew what curry even was in the mid-80s.
Thanks, Mom, for the reminder. Now I need to find a source of local, free-range, canned corned beef… *grin*
* No, this isn’t always the case…