Boiled potato on rye bread, aka potato salad on toast (kartoffelmad)
Despite my longstanding love for heavy bread piled high with toppings, it was only recently that I came to meet my favorite smørrebrød combo of them all, which also happens to be the most simple: <em>kartoffelmad</em>, or literally "potato food." While variations abound, it's usually some combo of mayonnaise + boiled potato + both raw or pickled and crispy fried onions + herbs for garnish.
<br />Once you've prepped the boiled potatoes, which you can easily do in advance, it takes about 2 seconds to make. The layers of ingredients—toothsome seeded bread, creamy boiled potato, salty mayo, bright pickled onion, crispy fried onion, and fresh herbs make for a symphony of flavors of textures that would satisfy even the most demanding diner. It's basically deconstructed potato salad on toast; what's not to love?!
<br />Since it's already vegetarian, it's also super easy to make vegan, which is how I've been enjoying it for lunch these past few weeks.
Potato onion pakoda or bhaji | how to make potato onion pakoda or bhaji | aalu pyaaz ke pakode
Aalu and Onion Pakodas are a staple in Indian homes during monsoons. It is usually served with tomato ketchup or green chutney and is finger licking good. It tastes even better with a cup of yummy ginger chai.
I'm a pastor's wife, and I often find myself cooking for large groups. I first put together Potato Onion Supreme for a wedding shower dinner when our organist's son got married. Afterward, I had three requests for the recipe! This dish is fast and easy, so it's nice for adding a festive touch to a Sunday dinner. But it's equally at home at church potlucks or Grange socials.