August 19, 2006

Polish Potatoes

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Acting on Ayn Rand's advice, the British government has created 3000 new criminal offences. Among them are 300 new sexual offences, one for each page of the Kama Sutra, but there is also a ban on Polish Potatoes. As a symbolic act of civil disobedience, I am posting the following recipe from my wee wifey's mother's family.

6 tablespoons butter
8 ounces kielbasa
2 medium potatoes -- peeled, thinly sliced
1 large onion -- thinly sliced
1 large golden delicious apple

Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a wide frying pan over medium heat. Butterfly the sausage (slice almost thru lengthwise) and cook until browned on all sides. Arrange on a warm serving dish; keep warm.

Add 4 tablespoons of the butter to pan; add potatoes and onion and stir well. Cover and cook, turning often and adding more butter, if needed, until potatoes are tender (about 15 minutes).

Remove lid and continue cooking until potatoes are browned; arrange with sausage; keep warm.

Peel and core apple; cut into 1/2-inch-thick rings. Melt 1 more tablespoon butter in pan; add apple rings and cook until lightly browned on both sides. Arrange with sausage and potatoes.

Serve with horseradish and a serious mustard.

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