Day 11 of the “Living on WW2 Rations Experiment” and I feel like I’m wasting away! Obviously I’m being slightly over dramatic here because at around 100 lbs overweight I can afford to eat very little for several months and then some.
This 2nd week has been harder for me. I used a lot of my fats up early in the week making homity pie. Craving a short pastry and tasty potatoes I was generous with my rations for that dish and now I’m feeling the pinch. I needed something tonight that would stick to my ribs yet not use what is left of my dairy free fat and cheese so when I saw this recipe in the Ministry of Foods leaflet on “Potatoes”, it looked man enough for the job, and it didn’t disappoint.
Just a warning that all WW2 curry recipes seem to contain an apple and sultanas, a slug of vinegar and often a teaspoon of sugar. This one did also. I’m not complaining. It tasted good! (although quite frankly most things are tasting good at the moment as I’m feeling a little hungry).
Potatoes in Curry Sauce
- 2 lb potatoes
- 1/2 oz fat
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 medium chopped apple
- 1 small tomato
- 1 dessertspoon of curry powder
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- 1/2 pint stock
- 1/2 teaspoon of mixed herbs
- 2 cloves
- Pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon of sweet pickle or small amount of sultanas
- 1 teaspoon of vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- salt to taste
Boil or steam the potatoes and keep warm. Make the fat hot in the pan and put in the chopped onion and apple and fry lightly without browning. Add the curry powder and flour, mix well and add the stock gradually and the rest of the ingredients. Boil gently for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, add more water where necessary. Pour over the potatoes and serve at once.
PS: I didn’t add cloves and I added some peas.