On Thursday, Michael had a meeting a lunch so I didn’t ride over to join him at the NCBS cafeteria. Instead, I decided that I could use a break from Indian food so had a try at cooking for myself!!
I went to a small local market and bought some potatoes and a tomato. We already had bread and cheese so I planned to make a Cheese & Tomato Sandwich with some fried diced potatoes.
The first problem was that I couldn’t get the gas stove to light and I still haven’t figured out why. But, there was an Induction Hotplate so I mustered my resolve and used it instead.
Now, I know NOTHING about Induction cooking except that you have to use a special type of pot on them. Since I was going to start off with oil in that pot, I wanted to do a test run with something less dangerous. I put one of the pots on the hotplate, added a bit of water and turned it on. Amazingly, it boiled almost immediately!!
I was still worried about heating the oil so I spent several minutes trying all of the buttons and settings to decide how to best cook.
Once I was satisfied I added the oil, which heated immediately, and then the cubed potatoes…..
So far, so good!!
After they had cooked, I cleaned out the pan and placed my cheese sandwich in to cook…….
The only spatula that I had was actually a rice dipper but it still worked ok.
And……voila….lunch is served…..
I finished off the meal with some deep chocolate cookies that I had found in the store and a steaming cup of tea….
It was good to know that we could cook for ourselves and really good to have a short break from curries.