Wednesday, October 10, 2012

MoFo #10: Pomegranate-lime-ginger applesauce!

HEY!  Don't think I don't hear you out there.  Some of you are thinking:  applesauce.  That's not a dip. It's a sauce.  Applesauce.  If it was a dip it'd be called appledip.

Well look, mac, I'm not in charge of naming things.  I just make the dips, that's all.  I made this today:

Pomegranate lime ginger apple sauce

Pomegranate-lime-ginger (whew) applesauce.

I made it to dip these:


Some latkes!  I don't fry things very often, and actually we rarely have potatoes, so these were a treat and a half.  I boiled a couple of large red potatoes, grated them, mixed in a grated onion, added a tsp of baking powder and a 1/4c chickpea flour, and fried those bad boys in peanut oil.  So freaking good.

The applesauce recipe (if you can even that) is extremely straightforward:

Pomegranate-lime-ginger applesauce
makes a boat load of apple sauce

3 lbs or so apples
3/4c pomegranate limeade (such as Trader Joe's)
1 tsp powdered ginger

1.  Slice the apples up (don't peel them) and put them in a large pot with lid.  Add the other ingredients and mix well.
2.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer and simmer for 30 minutes.
3.  Use a potato masher to mash to desired consistency.

And you're done.

They were soooo good together.  I always think that potatoes and apple seem like a weird combination, but once again, I'm reminded that I'm wrong about that...

We had a super late dinner after a super busy day and I've come down with what feels like quite a bad cold, so you'll have to excuse how blurry/grainy all my pictures are today.  I kinda think this one of the Emperor is cute though:

Mmm applesauce

He had a bad fall yesterday and banged his front teeth quite hard... so he's on soft foods for a couple of days.  (Hence the latkes...)  He looooved the applesauce, which is good, as I'm going to make him eat like 2 cups of it tomorrow.


The little one liked the sauce too.  And the biggest one is wondering why I don't make latkes more often.  Me too.


TRISTA said...

I just ate dinner and am completely full, and yet this gorgeous apple "dip" and fritters made my mouth water! The lime and pomegranate would lighten the fritters and be a perfect match.

Fanny said...

Oh yuuuum! We eat a lot of apple sauce for dinner her in Sweden, and it's almost along with potatoes, so it's not a weird combination to me!

Amey said...

such sweet pictures of your little guys! I love the Emperor gazing lovingly at the applesauce. You said you were making "applesauce" - but you didn't tell us it would be such fancy and beautiful applesauce! I love the color. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm always blown away by how good potatoes and applesauce is together, too. I must try adding stuff to my applesauce. Yum.

kzcakes said...

Those latkes look so good! I also love applesauce, dip or whatever it is, its just good! l love your theme, btw.