Posted by: adeliciousmoment | January 15, 2012

As good as it gets

Well, the holidays are over, and my life is returning to some form of normalcy (whatever “normal” means). I’m settling into a daily routine, and glad for it.

One of life’s greatest mundane pleasure is food. Wouldn’t you agree? Don’t get me started rambling about the sublime feeling of satisfaction that comes from roasting your own chicken, or the bliss of tasting homemade pasta and sauce. I love food. But I don’t always love to cook. As fantastic as it is to whip up a delectable feast with my own two hands, I find nearly as much joy in producing a quick and easy dish, with little effort–saving more time to indulge in eating, rather than preparing food.

A very tasty and easy snack or side dish, which is incredibly popular here in South Australia, is potato wedges served with sweet chilli sauce and sour cream. The potato wedges are twice-cooked. From what I understand, they are first deep-fried and then baked. Glen and I buy the frozen kind, which have already been fried. All we have to do is pop the wedges into the toaster oven and bake them for about half an hour. Then, voila! The wedges are ready to be consumed.

Last year,  on a rather chilly summer evening, Glen and I ordered wedges from the cafe at the top of Mount Lofty in Adelaide. We enjoyed them with glasses of rose wine, which went together brilliantly. We were served an enormous bowl of wedges, along with the ever-popular sweet chilli sauce and sour cream, and we ate this bowl-full of goodness while gazing out the wall of windows at a glowing pink sunset descending upon the city below. It was an unforgettable evening full of simple pleasures.

Let me tell you, there is something almost magical about the combination of tangy and creamy flavours dancing between the sweet chilli sauce and sour cream, coupled with the crisp earthiness of the potato wedges. Try it, and you will see what I mean. There is nothing else quite like it.

(Image source: thefoodpornographer.com)

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Responses

  1. That flavor combination sounds completely yummy.


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