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Clam Happy

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Yesterday I discovered 2 fabulous steaks frozen in ‘Jimmy’s Sauce’ in my freezer. Jimmy’s Sauce is a South African bottled sauce that my husband is very partial to, so he was happy as a clam (are clams really that happy, and if so, why?). I decided to make some sort of potatoes to go along with and finally settled on the below recipe as it was super quick and easy and my husband was desperate to BBQ his steaks. This was so good, I think it will be a regular side in our house from now on.

Rosemary Crushed Roast Potatoes
Serves: 4

12 small washed potatoes, with skin on
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
Salt & Pepper

Put potatoes into a saucepan of salted water and bring to the boil.
(I just microwaved them until soft enough)
Turn down heat and simmer potatoes for about 15 minutes or until a skewer just penetrates the potato. Potatoes need to be just under cooked.
Drain the potatoes and arrange on a lightly oiled baking tray.
Use a potato masher to squash each potato flat until it is twice the original diameter.
Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil.
Scatter with salt, black pepper and rosemary.
Bake in a preheated oven 250°C for 25-30 minutes or until golden and crispy.

I really had to know about the clam thing, so here it is:

happy as a clam
To be exceedingly happy and content.
The full phrase is “happy as a clam at high tide.” Clams can only be dug up at low tides, so at high tide a clam is safer and secure, so therefore, happy.

We could obviously learn something from clams. They don’t need possessions, smart phones, jewelry or fancy cars to be happy. Just being safe, secure and free of the worry of being ripped from their homes, boiled alive and consumed by huge bipedal invaders is enough for them.

Yeah, I can see that…

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Author: kolandasimone

40, on my way to 40 something...Still not sure what I want to do when I grow up, retire probably... Food obsessed, love to cook it, read about it, eat it... Chock full of useless information that crowds out the useful stuff sometimes.

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