Potato Casserole w/Saffron, Almonds, Bread Cr

Potato Casserole w/Saffron, Almonds, Bread Cr Category Casseroles 
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Ingredients And Procedures

2 lb Potatoes

Salt and pepper Saffron threads (several -pinches) 2 tb Spanish or other fragrant

-virgin olive oil 1 Slice dense white bread

1/2 c Almonds, blanched -- roughly

-chopped 2 lg Garlic cloves

1 t Paprika

1 c -- water; boiling

1 tb Pasley -- chopped, for garnish

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Peel potatoes (leave skins on if thepotatoes were organically grown). Cut into large chunks and place in a baking dish large enough for potatoes to form a single layer. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with saffron. In a skillet, heat oil. Tear bread in pieces and fry with almonds and garlic until golden, about 5 minutes. Remove garlic if it gets too dark. Grind bread-almond mixture with a mortar and pestle or in a food processor with a little boiling water until fairly smooth, then stir in paprika and season with salt and pepper. Add bread-almond mixture to the potatoes, along with remaining water. Cover dish with foil and bake 45 minutes. Remove foil, stir contents and continue baking until liquid has been absorbed and potatoes are tender. Broil to brown the top. Garnish with parsley. Serves 4. Per serving: 365 calories: 7 g prot; 12 g fat; 55 g carb; 0 chol; 590 mg sod; 7 g fiber;vegan Vegetarian Times, Nov 93/MM by DEEANNE

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