Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lucky the potato dog!

We have all heard about pigs that sniff out truffles...well here's our dog who sniffs and digs out potatoes!





We had dug all the top spuds out of this bed but we let littlest one and Lucky dig it over for us. They found another whole bucket full between the two of them.

This week they were turned into two delicious meals.

My elder son made this sausage and potato saute by frying some red onions in some butter, adding the partly boiled new potatoes and some cooked chopped sausage. We used a lamb sausage which had been spiced with coriander and cumin. Delicious.

This other potato bake is such a delicious side dish with a spicy lamb or pork free range chop. Thinly cut the washed new potatoes and layer them in a greased dish. As you layer sprinkle with salt and pepper then pour over about 750ml of fresh chicken stock. Bake uncovered for an hour.

Both these recipes were from Harvest!

7 comments:

ATW said...

Great post!! I have very limited success with potatoes.. I have tried them in buckets and they did well...Great photo with the Potatoe picking dog.. very Funny:)

Kit said...

Looks like they had fun! I like the potato bake in chicken stock too - good with rosemary and thyme in it.

Linda said...

Such beautiful potatoes!

Cath said...

So cute, Lucky is such a sweet dog. Does she still do her begging dance?

Wendy said...

Haha Cath, yes she does and is rewarded each time!

Lilian said...

That's such a useful trait! The dish looks yum - must give it a go. I haven't had much success with potatoes. Tomatoes went crazy as did rock melon but zero success with potatoes.

Little Home In The Country said...

So funny! It's amazing how many potatoes remain after you think that you've got them all dug out. They hide, I think... good job, Lucky!!! Your potato dishes look delicious... I'm going to make the one with the sausage as I've got some lovely homemade pork sausage and plenty of onions to use up.