For our newbies, the KFB foodie talk column - handled by Dobby of Dobbysignature - is basically for ladies and 'guys' that are interested in learning how to cook better ;).
Today she discusses Gizpotato.
Gizzard plus potato sounds like an odd combo doesn't it? Lately, i've been making giz potato alot so i thought i'd share this variation which is very similar to Gizdodo. The mild and sweet flavors from the Irish and sweet potato makes this meal absolutely divine. If gizdodo is too sweet for you, then you've got to try this. You could switch it up and make this gizpotato with just Irish potato instead if you don't want anything sweet within. The term gizpotato is a word used to describe the gizzard and potato combo; giz for gizzard and potato. There are two versions of this meal i.e the stewed version and the stir-fried version. Either way you choose to prepare it you'd still end up with a hearty dish.
How to make Gizpotato (Gizzard & Potato) Recipe
• Prep Time: 30 minutes
• Cook time: 30 minutes
• Total time: 1 hour
• Serves: 2 people
• 2 cups Gizzard
• 2-3 Cloves Garlic - optional
• 1 tsp. dry pepper - ground
• 1/2 teaspoon Thyme
• 1/2 medium size Onion
• 1/2 cup chopped Green Pepper
• 1/2 cup chopped Red Bell Pepper
• 3 red scotch bonnet pepper (Ata rodo)
• 4 plum tomatoes
• 2 seasoning cubes
• Salt to taste
• 5 medium sized Irish potatoes
• 1 large sweet potato - Optional
• 4 cups Vegetable Oil for deep frying
Step 1: Wash and peel the potato skin. Cut the potato into cubes and sprinkle some salt over it. Toss to mix properly and deep fry in pre-heated oil till brown – set this aside while you remove the oil from the pan.
Step 2: Cut up the gizzard into smaller pieces. Season the gizzard with pepper, garlic, chopped onion, thyme, salt and a little dry pepper. Allow to marinade for 20 minutes. Steam in a small pot till cooked for about 5 minutes, you want the gizzard to remain crunchy and not soft. Take out the cooked gizzard and keep the stock.
Step 3: Chop the green bell pepper, red bell pepper, onion and set this aside.
Step 4: If you intend making stewed gizpotato, rinse the tomato and scotch bonnet pepper. Blend till smooth in a blender. Pour the blend into an empty pot and cook till all the liquid evaporates. Add a little vegetable oil into the dry puree and stir fry till the oil separates from the puree. Get the gizzard stock and pour into the fried tomapep puree. Now we have our stew. Add the gizzard, chopped bell peppers, chopped onion and fried potato. Mix and leave to simmer for about 3 minutes
If you intend making stir fried gizpotato. Heat 2 tbsp. oil in the frying pan and fry the cooked gizzard till brown. Add the chopped peppers, chopped tomatoes and onion. Season and add salt to taste then stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the fried potato and toss the food to mix the vegetables and potato well. Leave for about 2 minutes and its ready.
Step 4: Serve hot!