Sunday, August 28, 2005

Summer's Flying, We've Both Been Frying

Sizzling Recipes For IMBB # 18 hosted by At Our Table

photograph picture of kartoffenpfannkuchen galette de pomme de terrephotograph picture of kartoffenpfannkuchen galette de pomme de terre

At around nine pm last Wednesday evening, just before I was about to head to the kitchen to rustle up some dinner, Fred suddenly announced "I want some Kartoffenpfannkuchen right now". He asked me if we had any potatoes, onions and eggs. (That was about all we did have). Fred's paternal side of the family is German and he suddenly had a hankering for these potato cakes his grandmother made him when he was a child. He looked up Kartoffenpfannkuchen on the net for a recipe but his German wasn't up to scratch so he searched for "Galette de Pommes de Terre" instead. Funnily enough, and with no prompting from me, he ended up on fellow blogger Estelle's site where he followed the recipe found here.
We served it with a little carton of Apple Sauce I found abandoned in the fridge. I have to say, it was unexpectedly delcious. The only problem being, it was too small. I could have eaten twice as much. I am going to let Fred into the kitchen much more often in the future.

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My attempt at making Delicious Days' Antipasto Speciali was a visual disaster when you compare it to their beautiful version. I'll blame it on nightfall and a lack of natural lighting with which to take any decent photos. They didn't taste that great either. They were ok, but a bit bland. I had to add a lot of salt and extra rosemary. Still, there was only one left over at the end of the party so they can't have been all bad.

Archive Alert! This time last year we were having a goodbye party for our dear friend Hans. Funnily enough, we had a party last night, and an unexpected visitor turned up - Hans! Just back from Budapest. He's back home at last. Hooray.

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Summer's Flying, We've Both Been Frying


  • At 28/8/05 14:29, Blogger boo_licious said…

    Yum, potato cakes look great. Too bad the salsa did not turn out.

  • At 28/8/05 15:17, Blogger Nic said…

    I agree. The potato cake looks amazing.

  • At 29/8/05 05:02, Blogger Estelle said…

    Hi Sam, I'm glad you liked the galette! This recipe is probably one of the most popular on my blog, which is really amazing. A student even analyzed the recipe as part of a thesis on French food-blogs!!

  • At 29/8/05 11:47, Anonymous Nicky said…

    Dear Sam,
    sorry to hear, they didn't turn out so well! How about a quick trip to Munich, we'd love to serve you a batch of them and try to convince you of their potential :) Be assured, it also took us a few times to figure out the right temperature of the oil, thickness of the dough and the amount of salt...


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