Gulasch For Mucka
Ingredients (3 big portions, no leftovers)
8 medium sized potatoes (quartered)
1/2 of a bunch of parsley (whole)
1 red pepper (medium chunks)
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 bay leaf
some tomato paste to taste
salt to taste
(I'm sort of guesstimating all the spice measurements, but just start with less, and add more if you nee
I decided to do a little tribute to my ancestors, and make an austrian dish; potato gulasch. My grandmother used to make this for us kids allot. It's a really cheap and filling meal, and doesn't take a lot of effort to make + it's absolutely delicious, no joke, it really is, and it's a perfect fall and winter meal!
Now just toss in your potatoes, add some water until they are almost completely covered. Throw in the rest of the spices; caraway, bay leaf, tomato paste, parsley, chili flakes and salt. Taste, add a little more if you need to. You can go pretty heavy on the paprika, but should be careful with the caraway, it's pretty intense.
At this point you just cover the whole thing, and let it simmer for a while, until the potatoes are through. Check on the water situation every now and again, the potatoes should be almost completely covered at all times.
When the potatoes are through you can start the thickening process. I just dissolved one teaspoon of flour in a little bit of water (you don't just want to throw it in the gulasch, since the flour could form into little chunks) So just pour in your mixture, slowly (not everything at once!), let it simmer and wait to see how much it thickens, and then if still to watery, add more.
I also took out a couple of the potatoes, mashed them, and put them back (just another way to make the whole thing less watery)
Thats it! I really enjoyed it allot, especially since I have not been eating typical austrian cuisine since I am back in Vienna! I think it was Kyle's Schnitzel recipe that got me thinking why I don't cook more austrian myself!