28 (Thu) January 2021
Rösti à la Gustaf
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
with W and IZ
Because he once accused Americans of putting ketchup on everything (see comments at 11.185 Spaghetti & Allemansrätten Meatballs).
The cakes were easy enough to prepare, just a few minutes in a pan with oil. They were a bit limp in texture, a bit bland in flavor, but passable with a sprinkle of salt and lots of ketchup.
Not sure whether the dish should be characterized as Swiss or Swedish, or American.
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3 thoughts on “12.023 Rösti à la Gustaf”
Didn’t your wife think it was weird that you wrote the name of some random Swede with ketchup on your food?
Jokes aside, I don’t think anyone has ever written my name in food (maybe on a cake…).
1. wife and kid didn’t notice the lettering. they just smeared the ketchup and began eating.
2. not “random” swede – wife remembers you, and knows about our cooking exchanges.
3. as i was considering how to apply the ketchup, either as dots or zigzag, i realized that there were 6 pancakes and i did that thing where i counted on my fingers as i spelled out “G – U – S – T – A- F…6!” afterwards, i was thinking it was kinda creepy, especially because the letters are all warped, making me look like a crazy twitchy stalker, but too late.
I think it just balanced on the right side of the line between creepy and funny 🙂