Thursday, November 17, 2011
A Good Idea That Didn't Quite Work
Here's a good idea that just didn't make it. The spices are right, it's potatoes and onions, and the yogurt should have made it nice and creamy.
But alas, it was not to be. The potatoes developed that tightness that comes when they are too dry as they cook, and the sauce curdled.
I think the main problems were that the dish I used was too big, so there wasn't enough of the yogurt and stock to cover the potatoes. It's one of those things that I noticed as I was putting the dish in the oven, but for whatever reason decided to keep going instead of pulling it out and adding more liquid.
It's a decent enough idea that it should have worked, so I hope to try it again, since the flavors were there. At least this mistake was still edible, even if it wasn't perfect. You can't always hit a home run, but if you learn something in the process then it's not a total loss.
When I figure out how to make it work, I will let you know how I did it.