So I said to WK,
“Why don’t we give Vegetarian Mondays another go?”
Long, long time ago, back in the days where WK used to stay in Aussie for a very, very long time, he can haz Vegetarian Mondays. But ever since he’d gotten back home and stayed on for a couple of months, WK can haz no more Vegetarian Mondays. Of course, WK has his reasons and it can be all condensed into one, single word- Convenience.
So WK said,
“Alright! Let’s doyeet this Monday! We can help save the world, too, while we’re at it!”
Since it’s sort of like Our Thing right now, I had to be excited, because it’s just one of those things couples enjoy doing, just so that they can feel extra connected, especially when both of us are living in different continents. Hence, I came up with a Super Kawaii desu ne! dish for my very first Vegetarian Monday with WK.
Cute or not? I think it is.
To make Potato Salad Cake, I used
- 4 potatoes: steamed, skinned and mashed
- 1 small Japanese cucumber: thinly sliced
- 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes: washed and halved
- 1 tbp of lemon juice
- a dollop of mayonnaise
- a pinch of salt and pepper
- a cake tin (preferably a springform cake tin for easier removal)
- a big bowl and a spatula
It’s okay to be creative when preparing your ingredients. I steamed my potatoes in the microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes, peeled the skin off while it’s still hot, just so that I could drop it like a hot potato, and in fact, it actually is. Once they’re all peeled, I mashed them with a fork, while mixing in the salt, pepper, lemon juice, mayonnaise and slices of cucumber as well. Do a little taste test to see if it tastes right. Adjust the seasonings to your liking if it’s not.
Now, here comes the most exciting part: Putting the cake together!
- Separate the mixture into half and put the first half into the cake tin.
- Spread the mixture evenly, but please, don’t squish it, spread it gently.
- Line the halved tomatoes along the side of the cake tin.
- Spread the remaining half of mixture on top
- Chuck it in the fridge for a little while. Half an hour would be good, but it’s not necessary. Chilling it only makes it easier to be removed from the tin later on, especially when you don’t have a springform cake tin.
- Remove the cake from the tin. If you’re using a springform tin, just disengage the clip and lift the side of the tin up. If you’re not, then good luck tipping it over and out.
- Final step! Decorate!
Then, it’s done! Whee!~
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Oh, and guess what WK had?