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Another original invention chez Kat. This one came about after finding these really cool red potatoes at the farmers market. What makes them cool? Mostly their deformities and the slight hints of yellow in the skin. They are super tasty as well. Because it’s autumn I decided to use some leeks as the pairing, there were plenty of those at the market. If you’re the DIY sort I recommend saving the green parts of the leek to make veggie broth. If you’re into that sort of thing.
This casserole comes with an absolutely fantastic story, of sorts. I took this dish out of the oven to cool then promptly went outside and got hit by a car. No kidding. I’m in the hospital right now typing this. I ended up getting a broken ankle and will need to be in a cast for six weeks. This is my first broken bone and my first cast. It might leave me out of the blogosphere for a little bit, but we’ll see.
Instead of me taking this dish to a potluck it came to me in my hospital bed just before midnight. It’s a hit-the-spot comfort food for sure.
I think it would be great to put some onions on top for decoration with some parmesan sprinkled over. This is where I’d usually redo this recipe to ensure it meets top quality potluck standards but as I said I’m immobile for a few weeks and I doubt I’ll be able to give it a go. Have at it, let me know if it works and take a picture for me.
For the playlist I dug up some good comfort music. It’s nice and long so you can start it while you’re chopping and slicing and let it play out until you put it in the oven. As much as I am a proponent of some good dancing moods being infused into cooking I can also appreciate the value of having some good, slow-cooking, wholesome flavour infused into the food from your good-lovin’ demeanor set by the music. Hopefully this playlist puts you in that spot. I know I listen to a lot of somber music so this probably isn’t everyone’s “feel-good” music but it makes me feel good and my ankle is broken. So, there. (Just kidding, I think it’s a great playlist however it makes you feel).
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Tots and Leeks Comfort Casserole
Makes 10 main dishes, or at least 15 smaller sides.