Straw Potatoes with Lemon Salt


Photography by Angie Norwood Browne


Straw Potatoes with Lemon Salt and Rosemary

Lemon Salt:

zest of one lemon

3 T. sea salt

Straw Potatoes:

canola and vegetable oil mixed 1/2 and 1/2

1 3/4lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, julienned

a few sprigs of rosemary, chopped fine

1. Make the salt: in a mortar and pestle, bash together the lemon zest and salt until salt is flavored, colored, and fine. Place in a dish.

2. Heat 2 to 3 inches of oil in a sturdy, high sided pan; bring to deep frying temperature 350. Fry until golden brown. Place on paper towel to drain excess oil, then toss with lemon salt and rosemary.

Recipe from April Bloomfield’s Rosemary Straw Potatoes with Lemon Salt

Food Styling by Jean Galton


About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy

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