Ever argued over potatoes? When an Italian national lives with a traditional British potato-lover this is inevitable.
When I say "potatoes are boring" I get straight back "pasta is boring".
And this is what happens after the initial excitement of: "Oh, wow I am going to eat Italian every day!". This is now replaced with "Oh God, not pasta again!".
Now the truth is that since moving to the UK I have had the best potatoes ever. You can be spoilt for choice here as there are so many varieties available of all shapes, textures and taste. I have learned in the UK how to make the best roast potatoes, the best chips ( I had no idea parboiling before frying did the trick) and the best pies with fluffy mashed potatoes on top.
So to avoid ending my marriage because of potatoes (plus I can't cope with arguments very well either) today I brought to the table this tasty potato-sandwiches which can be a good substitute to the classic jacket potato and can make a frugal and tasty lunch. They are also cute served as a side dish.
My husband was beaming. And I was happy too.
So, who is the winner, better pasta or potatoes? You tell me.
- Prep Time : 20 minutes
- Cook Time : 60 minutes
Put the potatoes in a sauce pan and cover them with salty cold water. Bring to the boil and cook them for 40-45 minutes.
Drain and let them cool down for a few minutes then peel them. Cut the potatoes in half.
Put a slice of cheese on one slice of potato
Cover with the other potato half then wrap with a slice of ham.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley, garnish with a stick of thyme, some freshly ground pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.