Hash BrownsWednesday, June 16, 2010
Food painting artwork30 x 30cm acrylic on canvas. Some time ago I experimented with a technique I'd noticed in Egon Schiele's work (warning - link NSFW). Transparent overpainting of the background. I really quite like it. Last time I toyed with white over black. This time I'm toying with chromatic black over gold.
And the theme this time? OK, suspend belief now - a potato moon in an alien sky. Yes, rather surreal. This is probably from watching too many cartoons and wacky anime. It's a surreal SciFi theme. At least I avoided adding any giant robots which seems to be de rigueur for anime.
The meatless meals recipe
This recipe can also be used to make many kinds of vege fritters. In hash browns the starch in the potato holds it all together. For other vegetables, a tablespoon of milk is often all you need to add as a binder. If you're worried, add an egg too.
1/3 cup plain flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 shakes pepper
1 cup grated potato (roughly one medium to large potato)
Mix flour and seasonings in a bowl.
Then mix in the potato.
Divide the mix into 4.
Pat into balls then squash out as thin as possible (aim for 10cm diametre). It may be easiest to squash them out in the pan.
Fry fairly hot in lots of butter for about 5 minutes on each side until golden brown and delicious looking.