Sunday, April 04, 2010

Zinfully Creamed Fingerling Potatoes

This is my version of a dish prepared at the Cast iron chef challenge at the WCC in Sandy , Utah last week. There was no recipe from the chef but the flavors are spot on from his original version. ENJOY!

1 lb. each purple, red and golden fingerling potatoes
1 to 2 Tbs. olive oil
1 ½ to 2 c. heavy cream
¼ tsp. whole lavender, crushed
1/8 to ¼ tsp. fresh ground nutmeg

Quarter fingerling potatoes lengthwise into wedges. Spread oil around bottom of a 10” Dutch oven. Add potatoes to the Dutch oven then pour just enough cream over the potatoes to barely cover the top of the potatoes. Sprinkle the crushed lavender and nutmeg evenly over the cream. If you want a more savory dish sprinkle with a pinch of fresh ground black pepper but, try it without the pepper the first time you prepare this, you may not want to add the pepper.
Take a 12” square of parchment paper and fold it in half from corner to corner to make a triangle the, fold the triangle in half to make a smaller triangle and fold a third time in half. The folding should be from point to middle making a smaller triangle each time. Take the triangle and place the point over the center and place the edge on the circumference of the Dutch oven. Trace and cut the outer edge then cut straight across the center point to make a small hole in the center. Unfold the triangle and you should have a rough circle piece of parchment. Place the parchment gently on the top of the cream and potatoes to prevent a skin from forming on the surface of the cream. Cover and simmer using 8 coals under and 11 coals on top, for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove parchment and serve. Cream should be slightly thickened. Serves 6 to 8

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