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German Potatoes Made in a Rice Cooker

German Potatoes Made in a Rice Cooker

Our rice cooker has the capacity for 5 cups, but you can make this with a 10-cup capacity cooker too.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Potatoes
3 medium
Bacon
about 3 slices (or a block of bacon)
Onion
1/2 medium
Chicken soup stock or consommé granules
2 teaspoons
Hot water
200 ml
Butter or margarine
1 tablespoon
Coarsely ground black pepper
to taste
Dried parsley
to taste
If you want a sharp refreshing taste:
Grainy mustard
1 teaspoon

Steps

1. Cut the potatoes into quarters. Slice the onion 1cm thick. Cut each bacon slice into 4 pieces.
2. Dissolve the chicken soup stock granules in 200 ml of hot water. If you want a sharp, refreshing finish, add the grainy mustard here too.
3. Put the butter, soup stock, potatoes, onion, and bacon in the rice cooker in that order. Add some coarsely ground black pepper to taste.
4. Switch on the rice cooker as usual.
5. When the signal sounds, it's done. Transfer to a serving plate and top with parsley...
6. Now you have delicious German potatoes.
7. Variation 1: Use pork instead of bacon and add a generous amount. Add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce or ponzu sauce, and it becomes like nikujaga (simmered potatoes and meat).
8. I tried cutting a 300g block of bacon into 10 pieces, and using 300 ml of chicken soup stock to make the potatoes. ^^
9. Not all the ingredients will be immersed in the soup, but not to worry. Be sure to put the potatoes on the bottom! I added a bay leaf too for its rich flavor.
10. This is a version of German potatoes where the bacon is the star.
11. If you slice the potatoes rather than quartering them, the flavors penetrate it better maybe? The potato pieces become really tender, and it looks more luxurious. Guest should be happy with it too. ♪
12. C-chan made it with sausages. She says sausages are good in this too. ♬
13. It was good with ham too, but the ham does get a bit tough...
14. Here's a version with mukago (nagaimo yam bulbets) which have a limited season. This was delicious too.
15. Here I used 1 teaspoon of soup stock and 1 teaspoon of curry powder for a curry flavored version. ♪ This was great too. ^^

Story Behind this Recipe

I'm into rice cooker cooking. If you cook potatoes in a rice cooker, the flavors penetrate it well and they come out dense and floury. So I figured German style potatoes would come out well too.