I just made an amazingly good omelette with left over mashed potatoes, spicy green relish, and cheddar cheese (and eggs of course). Eggs are one of the greatest and cheapest forms of protein in my fridge ( tofu doesn’t last and beans take too long). I heated up some mashed potatoes in a skillet, added some green relish, cracked 4 eggs over the whole thing and added salt and pepper. After the egg looked 90% cooked, I added grated cheddar cheese and mixed it all up into a mash, then let it sit so that it crisped up on the bottom. I had wanted to add some left-over chicken too, but I forgot it was in the fridge 😦 Voila! Dinner.
Here’s the green relish recipe, a la Nassy:
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1 jalapeno
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 3-4 tbsp mayo or plain yogurt
- juice of one lemon
- salt to taste
- Put it all in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
What can I do with this Relish?
Since this is essentially an Indian food recipe it will go well with Indian Food. I used it in grilled cheese Panini (mozzarella, sourdough, and relish) and I’m sure it’ll be great as a spread in other types of sandwiches. It was a great flavor for the mashed potatoes in the above omelette. I’d really like to try it as a sauce for grilled shrimp or seared scallops. If you add it to sour cream it’ll be a great dip for crudite and chips.