Saturday, 4 August 2018

Compost Fry-up.



August is not only my bottling month, it's also the month when we return to eating 'Compost Fry-up'.

Last night's (not the above; my last night's photo was rubbish) comprised of Potatoes, Beans, Long Peppers, Aubergines, Peppers, and a few baby Tomatoes.

I cook the Potatoes and Beans beforehand, then the rest is chopped and fried in Olive Oil and Garlic Butter, with the Potatoes and Beans added later. Just before it looks well cooked I add a teaspoon or so of ground Cumin; and that's it.

I'm no saintly Vegetarian, but I could eat this several times a week. It was so good!

31 comments:

  1. That looks so good, I could also live on that.

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    1. I suppose I have a real love of Cumin, and this uses the flavour so well.

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  2. That looks and sounds good but then anything with Cumin in it is good.

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    1. We are not related by any chance are we?

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    2. Must be; it's my favourite spice!

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  3. And not a courgette in sight. It is rare for you to mention potatoes. I like cumin and use it on meat.

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    1. Actually there were Courgettes in there, I forgot to mention them! Cumin on Lamb chops is very good.

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    2. Well I suppose they managed to pick up some flavour from all the other ingredients.

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    3. If you were here, I'd change your mind!

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    4. Your choice of old photo is misleading. It contains broccoli.

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    5. I know, but the one I took yesterday was all steamed up.

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  4. I love the colours of those vegetables but I also like the plate; very pretty.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. The plate was made in Italy, to a French design (Moustiers), and bought in England. A truly European plate.

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  5. Your plate is pretty ...... white china is the best and shows off the food ... all of our china is white ...... your compost fry up looks and sounds delicious. On lots of restaurants menus at the moment, the new ‘in’ dish is allotment salad ..... I think they got the idea from your compost fry up !!! XXXX

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    1. I'll sue! I agree about white; most of what we have is white. On the other hand we're very much in love with our recent purchase of French antique blue and white plates.

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  6. There looks to be tenderstem broccoli on there too Cro. I am concocting a similar dish for my lunch today before fourgettes take over my garde.

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    1. Not only delicious, but also a good way of using-up all those excess vegs.

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  7. I'm cooking beans, tomatoes and potatoes today but no cumin allowed! We can use it on lamb chops though. Your fry up looks much more interesting than just plain beans and tomatoes.

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    1. This is a very dry dish; no tom sauce lingering at the bottom. I may have beans and toms for lunch (no cumin).

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  8. The title was a bit alarming, I thought you meant actual compost, lol. Looks very appetising.
    Briony
    x

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  9. We are having something similar today Cro. What a joy to browse around the garden gathering bits and bobs.
    Gill

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    1. Never short of a meal in August... just rummage around and Bob's your Uncle.

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  10. We shall have something similar for supper tonight but with added lardons and egg!

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    1. That's the version they offer at Maxim's in Paris, and at The Dorchester in London.

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  11. Love the name "Compost Fry Up" perfect !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I think it suits it; we've put better things on the compost (Quinces, Grapes, etc)!

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  12. Oh, forget the bleedin' food for a minute and give us some stories about your time as a dresser for Sandy Powell, pleeeeeze Uncle Cro.

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  13. Compost meals are very versatile, I make compost soup all through winter.

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    1. So do we Judith; same thing, more liquid.

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