Apr 14, 2009

Peanut Flavored Potatoes

 

Okay, so sometimes I’m definitely a few sandwiches short of a picnic, but I do have my moments! Oh yes, I do! This is one of them!

This recipe has been brooding in my mind for some time now. I have this thing for incorporating peanut butter into my recipes; it really adds depth to meat, chicken and even soups and stews come to life when you add a slight hint of peanut flavor to them. Or at least I like to think it does. I’ve created lots of ‘peanut dishes’ over the years, but mainly meat or chicken based recipes.

I’ve got my Nigerian Suya with chicken and regular peanuts, which is yummy. And my Ghanaian peanut soupIndonesian Chicken Salad as well as my Indonesian Steak Sandwich all call for peanut butter. I guess it’s safe to say I’m a bit of a peanut freak.

This time I wanted to see if I could get a little peanut flavor into a simple side-dish as well. Especially with BBQ season right around the corner, and well, a BBQ without a few good side-dishes is no BBQ to me. Then it hit me! I absolutely love satay sauce with my fries or even on top of my baked potatoes. Why not bake them together to begin with?

You’re gonna love me for this one, mark my words!

Ingredients:

1 pound potatoes
3 tbsp peanut butter
5 tbsp chicken broth
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp curry powder
1 small chili pepper
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 garlic clove
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp oil

 

Directions:

Peel, wash and dice 1 pound potatoes. Cut them in about 1 1/2 inch pieces.

 

Parboil them in generously salted water until slightly fork tender but not cooked all the way through. You’re aiming for potatoes that still have a little bite to them, so to speak. I popped mine in the microwave and gave them about 10 minutes. (zout means salt, in case you were wondering:)

 

I like it real spicy, so I’ve de-seeded and chopped a small green chili pepper. Feel free to tone it down a little if this is too spicy for you—you can also use a pinch of cayenne, but you do want to have a little kick to the potatoes later on, so don’t leave it out all-together.

Grate or mince a large garlic clove as well. Two if you’re really into garlic, or when you have a serious vampire problem in your neighborhood. 

 

I’ve combined 3 heaping tbsp peanut butter, 1 tsp oil, 2 tbsp soy sauce, a heaping 1/8 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp curry powder and 2 tbsp chicken broth with each other. To keep this a vegetarian dish, simply replace the chicken with vegetable broth.

 

Start whisking until you end up with a thick paste.

 

Add the minced chili pepper and garlic and stir it in.

 

Finally, add 3 more tbsp chicken (or vegetable) stock and 1 tsp (or more) sugar and stir to combine.

 

In the mean time, back at the mansion… the potatoes should be done. Well, not done done. You should be able to pierce them with a fork, yet feel they’re still slightly undercooked. Drain them and dab them dry.

 

Transfer them to a baking dish where they’ll fit snugly together, yet won’t be stacked on top of each other. Pour the peanut dressing in there and coat every potato with it. The rest will lurk at the bottom. Pop them in a pre-heated oven and bake at 350F (175C) for 45 minutes.

 

Flip them over every 15 minutes or so. This to prevent the peanut sauce on top from burning and to make sure they’re evenly coated with peanut flavor.

This photo below was taken after 15 minutes oven time.

 

Roughly 45 minutes and 3 turns later, they should have a nice brown peanut layer to them. If you want to give them a little extra tan, turn on the grill for an additional 5 minutes.

Garnish with chopped parsley, serve them, sit back and check out the faces of people taking their first bite… it’s fun! I’m easily amused. These babies taste every bit as good as they look!

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    36 Comments »

    1. 1

      I am gonna cry. Why does my boyfriend hate peanutbutter?! I will make this when he’s away from home! Please go away soon :)

      Mae on Apr 14, 2009 @ 10:35 am Reply
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      Mae, I can’t take any responsibility over broken relationships, you hear me :)

      Luckily we’re all peanut addicts here (and no peanut allergies). I couldn’t live without them.

      Kay on Apr 14, 2009 @ 10:38 am Reply
    3. 3

      This looks divine! I love adding peanut butter to my stir frys but never thought of it on potatoes. Yummm!

      Cat Sparks on Apr 14, 2009 @ 11:38 am Reply
    4. 4

      You post the best recipes! Never thought of this.

      Joyce on Apr 14, 2009 @ 12:45 pm Reply
    5. 5

      Your posts are so outrageously good! I want this for breakfast! Now!

      Miss M.J. Ma'am on Apr 14, 2009 @ 4:39 pm Reply
    6. 6

      What a gorgeous recipe! The peanutty potatoes look fantastic!

      Cheers,

      Rosa

      Rosa on Apr 14, 2009 @ 7:33 pm Reply
    7. 7

      This looks crazy good. You have the best foodblog I’ve seen in a long time. Amazing recipes and photos.

      Nicky on Apr 14, 2009 @ 8:04 pm Reply
    8. 8

      I read the title to this post and thought “Peanuts in potatoes?! But it’s the Dutch Girl. It must be good.” How glad I am that I looked further. I’m definitely bookmarking this one.

      Erica from Cooking for Seven on Apr 15, 2009 @ 1:08 am Reply
    9. 9

      Super looking potatoes and a great idea – am a bit fan of peanut butter and potatoes, so this one’s a keeper !!

      Arch on Apr 15, 2009 @ 4:51 am Reply
    10. 10

      I made these tonight (substituting vegetable broth for the chicken as I’m a vegetarian) and ground cayenne pepper for the chopped pepper (because I didn’t have a pepper on hand) and they turned out FANTASTIC!! Absolutely delicious.

      Thank you for sharing this recipe!

      SoozieQ on Apr 15, 2009 @ 4:56 am Reply
    11. 11

      Argh, I am sorry to say that I have neither the curry powder right now or ground ginger. I think I am going to have to try this recipe as soon as I get those two things on hand though! That sauce looks like it could very easily go onto things other than potatoes with great results though. I’m thinking it would be a great peanut chicken sauce or some other stir fry.

      Aaron B from IL on Apr 15, 2009 @ 7:48 am Reply
    12. 12

      Wow! You is fantastic Kay!

      Mrs Ergül on Apr 15, 2009 @ 10:43 am Reply
    13. 13

      I’ve made these last night. They were nothing short of fantastic!

      Michelle on Apr 15, 2009 @ 10:46 am Reply
    14. 14

      I made that baked egg/puff pastry recipe that you posted a few days ago, and it was a huge hit at our church’s Easter brunch. Thanks for the recipe!

      Rachel on Apr 15, 2009 @ 3:31 pm Reply
    15. 15

      Found you via PW and don’t think I’ve ever seen better food photography! Every photo is a piece of art in itself. Fabulous recipes and great photography. I am so happy to have found you.

      Sarah on Apr 15, 2009 @ 3:51 pm Reply
    16. 16

      Sure am gonna make this one!

      aadila on Apr 15, 2009 @ 11:20 pm Reply
    17. 17

      I bet this would be really good with cilantro instead of the parsley to carry through the curry theme. These look yummy!

      Ella on Apr 16, 2009 @ 12:29 am Reply
    18. 18

      I do love you for this one! I love putting peanut butter in, well, like EVERYTHING too. Can’t wait to try this!

      Farmer Gal on Apr 16, 2009 @ 3:26 am Reply
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      Ella, I’ll take your word for it! Cilantro is the one and only herb that sends shivers down my spine :)

      Kay on Apr 16, 2009 @ 7:01 am Reply
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      Hi! I really enjoy your blog and pics and recipes! I tried this one tonight – but instead of potatoes, used the sauce on mini chicken patties. The hubby LOVED it!

      Kim Ichikawa on Apr 16, 2009 @ 12:45 pm Reply
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      Hello. :)
      I made these potatoes and loved it! :)
      I’m portuguese and i’ve never tried peanut butter. Now i’m a fan!
      I used homemade vegetable broth and everything else i made the same way-
      Thank for this wonderfum recipe and congratulations for youbeautiful and delicious blog.
      I’ve posted my experience in my blog, and i’d be very happy if you could go there to take a look. :)
      :)

      Gasparzinha on Apr 19, 2009 @ 5:45 pm Reply
    22. 22

      Potatoes roasted in a peanut and curry sauce sound so tasty!

      Kevin on Apr 19, 2009 @ 10:10 pm Reply
    23. 23

      Hallo!

      the third recept i made from your blog! wow, what a delicious way to eat potatoes! lekker!
      :)

      ivette on Apr 22, 2009 @ 5:04 pm Reply
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      wow. These appeal to me A LOT! The texture of the completed potatoes really seems to be how I like mine. I can’t picture the flavor, but I think it would be great and I am one person who loves me some spice!

      oneshotbeyond on May 12, 2009 @ 6:22 pm Reply
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      Just perfect for a cold autumn evening’s snack! Thanks for sharing this spicy recipe :-)

      Sneh | Gel's Kitchen on May 17, 2009 @ 2:32 pm Reply

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