Small potatoes with thyme.
(photo credit: PASCALE PERETZ RUBIN AND CHAGIT GOREN)
Now that Yom Ha’atzmaut is over, we will start seeing children pushing grocery carts full of pieces of wood that they’ll squirrel away so no one else can find it. Then, next week, on Lag Ba’omer, the 33rd day of the countdown from Passover to Shavuot, they will prepare huge bonfires with all the wood they’ve spent hours upon hours collecting. Potatoes cooked inside the bonfire are a favorite treat on this holiday, but there are lots of dishes we can prepare for Lag Ba’omer in the comfort of our kitchen and without having to suffer smoke in our face. In recent years, potatoes have been considered a fattening carbohydrate, but it is a shame that they’ve been given such a bad reputation. They are a basic vegetable that is tasty, filling, and extremely versatile. Depending on how they’re cooked, potatoes can have a variety of flavors, textures, and crispiness. Below, I’ve explained two potato recipes (as well as two non-potato recipes) that are perfect for eating around the campfire. SMALL POTATOES WITH THYME
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