Exploring The Humble Potato with Tessa Kiros

I really had a tough time deciding what recipe I was going to cook from January’s book for The Cookbook Guru.  So many beautiful recipes and not a lot of time.

As I started flicking through the pages, lingering over recipes that sparked memories of my travels I started to realise that there was quite a few different ways to prepare potatoes.  As a self declared household of potato lovers it started to make sense that perhaps rather than trying to create one recipe, what I would do it create a few using the same ingredient to share with you all.  It nicely dovetails too with an idea that has been perculating in my brain for sometime about creating a potato post showing some of the varied ways you can employ this humble and delicious vegetable in your kitchen.

This is the recipes that we choose to undertake (and it was a joint effort in our household for this post):

Janssons Frastelse



  • Tava (Cyprus) p. 173

Each of the recipes was fairly simple to create and gave us a great way to try one of our favourite vegetables cooked in new ways for us.  The outright favourite had to be the Hasselback Potatoes, but I also liked the flavours and the ease of making the Tava and would definitely give it another try.

What is your favourite way to cook potatoes?

Happy Cooking & Happy Eating,



3 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s been years since I’ve made Hasselback potatoes! And since potato is a very common vegetable it is quite inexpensive and abundant. In fact, in Finland, the national dietary recommendations suggest you have a some potatoes daily in your diet. 🙂 we don’t quite follow the standard, but one of our favorites is making homemade fries baked in the oven with a little olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs.


    1. Leah says:

      Oh make some again soon, they really are delicious. Someone suggested making them with sweet potato (kumera) which I think would be equally as delicious. Homemade chips sound good too, herbs make all the difference, don’t they 🙂


  2. I’m with you on the hasselbacks!


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