General: potato recipe help needed

Subject: potato recipe help needed
From: destinai at (DestinaI)
Date: 21 Apr 1998 20:52:22 GMT
I am looking for a main course recipe with chunks of potatoes, crock pot or stove top or casserole. I am on an anti Candida diet and have a LOT of dietary restrictions.

Only fish, chick or turkey allowed, but I would like to be meat free with my potatoes. No dairy products except butter and eggs. No canned or jarred products, plain frozen vegies are OK. No pre-seasoned products. No wheat, rye, or barley. No aged or fermented or brewed products, like soy sauce or teriyaki or vinegar, olives, pickles, condiments. No fruit or sugar or artificial sweeteners. No mushrooms or other fungus. This is hard! But beleive me, there is food left. I have made indian curry potatoes with yellow onions and it was good, but I need variety!
From: jampot at (Todd)
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 17:44:30 -0400
Perhaps this might interest you:

Potato Gratin with peppers, Onions and Tomatoes

1/3 cup olive oil
4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
2 pounds Yukon Gold, White Rose, or russet potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/8" to 1/16" thick (6 cups)
1 yellow pepper, sliced 1/8 inch thick
1 red pepper, sliced 1/8 inch thick
3 large tomatoes, sliced 1/8 inch thick
1 Spanish onion, peeled and sliced 1/8 inch thick
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons fresh oregano

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees

Dribble 1 tablespoon olive oil into a 2-quart rectangular or oval baking dish (13x9x2) and scatter 1/4 of the minced garlic over the bottom of the pan.

Arrange vegetables in layers, starting with potatoes and peppers, finishing with tomatoes and onion. Sprinkle salt, freshly ground pepper, garlic, and oregano between each layer.

Pour the remaining olive oil over the surface and bake in the oven for 1 1/2 hours, or until fork-tender.

Serves 6
From: turner at (Johanna C. Colgrove)
Date: 21 Apr 1998 23:53:43 GMT
How about a spanish tortilla? Basic idea is slowly cook slices of potato in olive oil, then add beaten eggs. I don't remember the flavorings used. But it is very good, a fritatta sort of thing. Have it with a salad dressed with oil and lemon juice dressing.

Other ideas... potatoes (and other root vegies, carrots, beets) peeled and cut into 1" cubes, roll in a garlic herb oil mixture and roast at 400degrees until done. Potato soup with some vegetable pureed with it (it occurred to me that potatoes and artichokes cooked and pureed would make a really good soup with some chicken stock and some herbs and a little butter, use herbs du provence for flavoring).

I like bean soup with tomatoes, bell peppers and hominy in it, though cooking the beans and hominy from scratch is time consuming (2-4 hours on a stove top, or all day in a crock pot). Add okra, carrots, green beans if you like when it's close to being done. Use cajun spices in it. No potatoes in this recipe, though you could add them as part of the vegetables.

Can you have corn tortillas with some filling? How about potato, onion, green chile enchiladas in some homemade enchilada sauce?

Just some ideas, though I realize there's no recipes to go with them.
From: Petra Hildebrandt (phildeb at
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 14:21:31 +0200
DestinaI asked for variations to her anti Cadida diet...


This comes from the (German edition of the) American Vegetarian Cookbook from the Fit for Life Kitchen.

Aloo Ki-Sabzi (curried potatoes in tomato sauce)

1/4 cup sesame oil
1 tb cumin
1 tb dried curry leaves or 1 bay leaf
3 tb coriander seeds, ground
1 1/2 tb cumin, ground
1/4 ts paprika
1/2 ts kurkuma
6 medium tomatoes, skinned and chopped finely
1 bunch parsley, chopped
10 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 cups water
2 tb lemon juice (I think you could easily omit the lemon juice ...)

Heat oil in a large saucepan and stir-fry all the spices. Add tomatoes and parsley and simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add potato cubes, sauté for 5 minutes. Add water, bring to a boil. Stir thoroughly. Cover and let simmer for about 20 minutes. Remove lid and let simmer for another 5-10 minutes. Mash a few potato chunks for a creamy sauce. Taste for salt and pepper and lemon juice.

Can be prepared a few days ahead, keeps well in the fridge.


The only problematic part about this recipe is that the potatoes will need a long time to be done, because the acidity of the tomatoes doesn't go well with the starch in the potatoes.

Looking through your list of allowed food, I wonder about legumes: are you allowed to eat these? Maybe this could add a little more variety to your menu?

Love from Hamburg, Germany, and get well!
From: destinai at (DestinaI)
Date: 24 Apr 1998 12:52:16 GMT
>1/2 ts kurkuma

What is kurkuma?

From: Petra Hildebrandt (phildeb at
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 22:26:39 +0200
DestinaI asked:
>What is kurkuma?

Sorry Des, this slipped through while translating ... kurkuma is another word for (ground) turmeric.