|Margarita's International Recipes|
There are few dishes as simple and universal as fried potatoes (french fries). In this Bengali version they are sprinkled with turmeric and fried in mustard oil, giving them a slight exotic taste. They didn't turn out great when I made them - I probably used the wrong type of potatoes and didn't wait until the oil was hot enough - as some stuck at the bottom of the pot while most refused to get crispy. I also over-salted them! Still, they were delicious and they were very quickly gone.
Bengali Fried Potatoes
4 potatoes 1 tsp. ground turmeric salt to taste mustard oil salt to taste.
Peel and cut potatoes into thin sticks. Coat with turmeric and salt. Heat enough mustard oil to cover potatoes in a deep frying pan, add potatoes and fry until crispy. Remove and serve.
Adapted from a recipe at the Recipes direct from Saswati's Kitchen website.