jeudi, juin 23, 2011

Home-cooked Fare 家常便饭

Chinese Sausage Omelette (cooked scrambled egg-style)

Mum said she was sick of eating in restaurants - even if they were 5-star. She was craving for simple fare, stuff that she usually cooks for herself, stuff that her late father used to cook her, stuff that she would buy from the economical rice stalls back home. In other words, 家常便饭 or home-cooked food.

So while I served Hub's guest a heavy Thai dinner last night, I cooked the rest of the family the most basic of meals a few hours earlier : Ginger Pork, Chinese Sausage Omelette and Fried Potatoes in Dark Soy Sauce - all served with steaming hot rice porridge. And they enjoyed it like I had cooked them a gourmet meal with the most expensive of ingredients - not.

Fried Potatoes in Dark Soy Sauce

Fried Potatoes in Dark Soy Sauce :

3 large potatoes (half-moon shape, sliced thinly)
half an onion (sliced)
2 garlic cloves (chopped)
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
60ml water
2 tsp corn starch
salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in a frying pan.

Fry onions and garlic till fragrant.

Add the potatoes spreading them evenly over the pan.

Using a spatula turn them over from time to time. Cover with a lid if you have one to let them cook in their own steam.

Drizzle the dark soy sauce over the potatoes. Stir to mix well.

When the potatoes are cooked (shouldn't be too soft - al dente is preferred), add the corn starch solution. Turn off the heat and make sure the potatoes are coated evenly in the thickened sauce.

Serve hot with rice or rice porridge.

3 commentaires:

Pris a dit…

So nice to see that your family is visiting you!!! Loveee the egg with chinese sausage... the fried potatoes is something I got to try sometime. And the photos are so beautiful!!! Very old-school, chinese and family-like!!!! :)

Beau Lotus a dit…

You are looking radiant, Pris, congrats!

I look more pregnant than you :-)

Take care and looking forward to reading about baby in 10 weeks.

mobile a dit…

Oh my God how good it looks and for sure that is delicious. I can`t wait to give your recipe a try, thanks a lot for sharing.