Monday, August 23, 2010

Simple Fare - Potato and Bean Curd

Simple fare
Just for the two of us!
Cheap! Good! Easy!


Stir-Fried Potato

2 medium-sized potatoes, cut into strips
1 piece fish cake, cut into strips(leftover from mee siam)
1 large white onions, cut into strips
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 red and 1 green chilli, sliced
1 tomato, wedged
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
a little dark soya sauce
juice of half a lemon or 2 teaspoons vinegar
sugar to taste
water


1. Heat a little oil in a pan, stir fry potato strips till lightly brown and remove from pan.

2. Add a little bit more oil in pan, saute onion and garlic for a while and add the potatoes.

3. Stir to mix and add some water, bring to a boil, then simmer to cook potatoes.

4. Once potatoes are soft, add fish cake, oyster sauce to taste and a little dark sauce for colour, lemon juice, chilli and tomato and sugar. Stir to mix and let fry for a while and it is done. There's very little gravy for this dish.





Stir-Fried Bean Curd(tau kwa) with Bean Sprouts (leftovers from mee siam)

1 piece of bean curd, sliced and fried
a handful of bean sprouts
some chives, cut to 3-cm lengths
1 tomato, wedged
2 cloves garlic, chopped
oil
any seasoning preferred

1. Heat oil in pan and saute garlic for a while. Don't let it turn brown.

2. Add bean curd, stir fry for a moment, then add bean sprouts, chives, tomato and seasoning all at one go.

3. Stir fry till mixed and remove from heat. Serve with rice.


9 comments:

  1. Sometimes simple is still the best. I like it.

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  2. I love that beansprout and tofu stir-fry! Homey and delicious!

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  3. Both look good and nice to me.
    Healthy, and very "ching" and won't feel cloying to eat.

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  4. Those two dishes are light and simple. Don't feel heavy after eating them!

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  5. I agree. Simple is best! I love such dishes :)

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  6. My mom used to cook tau kwa with bean sprouts and I love it. No chance to cook them now as the big man and little man in my house don't like them. Bean sprout is a girls' dish in my house.

    I'll like to try your stir fry potato one day.

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  7. simple stuff are the best :) love it.

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