Fermented food seems to be quite en vogue these days. People are pickling anything they can get their hands on. And why not? There are both nutritional and flavor benefits alike. We even have a pickling section on this blog! But the purpose of this post is to show off these beautiful kimchi fries, not to discuss the finer points of lacto-fermentation.
Did you know that the condiment market is the second largest in specialty foods behind that of cheese? Did you know that it's valued at $7 billion in sales a year? Or did you know that mayonnaise is the number one condiment in the US, topping sales at $2 billion a year? That's $2,000,000,000 in mayonnaise sales. MAYONNAISE.
Goshhhhhh!!! The Church of Poutine loves potatoes. We aren't partial to one kind; we spread the love for potatoes as far as we can. French fries, mashed potatoes, potato chips, scalloped potatoes, potato soup, potato pancakes, baked potatoes, and of course, Tater Tots.
Sometimes, you just need to indulge. I'm not talking about a two-bite brownie, or a couple of M&Ms. Nah, ain't nobody got time for that. You've gotta get a fork, dig in, and get straight down to the heart of the gastronomic gratification.
The poutine so nice, we baked it twice.
Potatoes are great. The humble, lumpy root vegetable is as prevalent as it is versatile. Baked, boiled, braised, fried, au gratin, scalloped, roasted, mashed, gnocchi’d, or in salad form, the potato is always a welcomed guest at any dinner table. Hell, we wouldn’t have this website if it weren’t for the potato’s delicious ubiquity.
The name of this poutine was painful to type out : The deconstructed samosa poutine. As a cook, the word "deconstructed" pains me to my core. It's basically taking a perfectly fine dish, and breaking it down to its basic layers, and throwing it all on a plate. No thank you. BUT. I am going against all I believe in & stand for, and I went with this deconstructed samosa poutine. No, no, hear me out.
So samosa : noun : an Indian fried turnover filled with minced meat or vegetables, usually potato, peas and carrots.