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A perfect combination of simple flavors - stewed potatoes with carrots and onions. A similar vegetable dish is suitable for vegetarians and, of course, for a lean menu. Lenten potato recipes are so delicious and varied, and they are countless. Here and potato pancakes, and zrazy with mushrooms, and casseroles, and pies. However, there is not always time to prepare something tricky. This is where fried potatoes, traditional mashed potatoes and stews come to the rescue! Any of the listed dishes is suitable not only for a lean table, but also as a side dish for the main course.
- Cooking time: 40 minutes
- Servings: 2-3
Ingredients for potato stew
- 350 g potatoes:
- 140 g carrots;
- 120 g onions;
- 25 ml of vegetable oil;
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- ½ teaspoon of cumin;
- a few bay leaves;
- salt, a pinch of sugar;
- water or vegetable broth;
- green onions for serving.
Method of cooking stewed potatoes with carrots and onions
Finely chop the large onion. Pour vegetable oil into a deep frying pan with a thick bottom or a roasting pan, heat the oil over moderate heat. Put chopped onion into the heated oil, add mustard seeds and caraway seeds, add a few leaves of lavrushka. Then add salt to taste and a pinch of sugar. Very little sugar is needed to balance the flavors and to caramelize the onions. If you love garlic, at this stage of the stew recipe, you can chop a small clove and add it along with the onions.
While stirring, fry the onion with spices for 10 minutes over medium heat. The onions should take on a caramel color, and significantly decrease in volume.
Scrape large carrots, cut into thick slices. I cut with a vegetable cutter into large strips. Add carrots to the fried onions, cook everything together for another 5-6 minutes.
Peel the potatoes, wash them, cut them into large pieces. For stewing, I do not recommend boiled potatoes - you get porridge. Add the chopped potatoes to the fried vegetables.
Pour hot water or vegetable broth into the pan so that the liquid almost covers the vegetables. The amount of liquid in a potato stew recipe depends on the size of the pot. Next, cover the pan with a lid with a small hole, simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. There is no need to salt, since the salt was added at the very beginning to the onion.
After 15 minutes, remove the lid and increase the heat, cook for another 5 minutes to evaporate excess moisture. You don't have to evaporate if you like the consistency of a very thick soup.
Finely chop a small bunch of green onions and sprinkle the hot potatoes with a green onion before serving! Serve hot potatoes with carrots and onions. Bon appetit, this is a very simple dish but so delicious!
The recipe is suitable not only for lean and vegetarian menus. Stewed potatoes are an excellent side dish for boiled meat, poultry or fish.