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One can of tuna and six potatoes, can make this delicious, quick and simple Potato Tuna Pie.

The sky was cloudy, and the tree were swaying by the wind and in a blink of eye it started raining, I felt kind of lazy to go shopping or even cook a good meal…

The time was ticking… What should I make for dinner? I opened my fridge to find not much to work with, just potatoes, onions and cheese.

Oh boy! Not really much, I opened my pantry with just one can of tuna. Yay! That’s all I need, my dinner is secured.

I said to myself, let’s get creative and twist my mom’s ground beef or chicken pie to make it with tuna, which surprisingly turned out to be delicious, quick and simple. I guarantee you that the kids and all your family will enjoy it.

My husband loved it, he went and shopped for the ingredients the next day……

In Morocco, we called it “Btata” or “Batata”. Potatoes is a staple food in our culture, we make different recipes from bread, salads, entrees to pastry.

Kids or adults who doesn’t love potatoes. Despite the fact what I’ve heard or read, that potatoes is not too good for you, whenever I need to power up my performance, I look no further than the potato.

Potatoes provide the carbohydrate, potassium and energy I need to perform at my best? Potatoes are more energy-packed than any other popular vegetable and have even more potassium than a banana.

Let’s talk about some facts about potatoes:

  1. From Western South America, where potatoes were uncovered 500-800 BC, to spread across the World ( Europe, Africa, Asia, North America), until becoming an European staple food Wikipedia
  2. The Portuguese introduced Potatoes, which they called “Batata”, to India in the early seventeenth Century when they cultivated it along the eastern coast. We call it “Batata” in Morocco.
  3. British traders introduced potatoes to Bengal as a root crop, ‘Alu’. By the end of the 18th century, it was cultivated across northern hill areas of India. Potatoes were introduced to Tibet by the 19th century through the trade route from India.
  4. Potatoes were introduced to Europe from the Americas in the second half of the 16th century by the Spanish. Today they are a staple food in many parts of the world and an integral part of much of the world’s food supply. As of 2014, potatoes were the world’s fourth-largest food crop after maize (corn), wheat, and rice.
  5. Following millennia of selective breeding, there are now over 4,000 different types of potatoes.[6] Over 99% of presently cultivated potatoes worldwide descended from varieties that originated in the lowlands of south-central Chile.
  6. Potatoes is loaded with carbohydrates, naturally fat-free, cholesterol free, low in sodium, a good source of potassium, and an excellent source of vitamin C.
  7. One medium potato contains 3 grams of plant-based protein, which is an important component of almost every cell and tissue in the body. And 2 grams of fiber, that may aid in regulating blood glucose, and increasing satiety, (makes me feel full longer)
  8. Carbohydrate-rich foods like potatoes have been getting a bad rap lately. Today’s most popular fad diets recommend restricting all or specific carbohydrate-rich foods. This is unfortunate because carbohydrates have many important functions and eliminating them from our diet is neither necessary nor healthy.

 

Potatoes

The sky was cloudy, and the tree were swaying by the wind and in a blink of eye it started raining, I felt kind of lazy to go shopping or even cook a good meal… 

The time was ticking… What should I make for dinner? I opened my fridge to find not much to work with, just potatoes, onions and cheese.

Oh boy! Not really much, I opened my pantry with just one can of tuna. Yay! That’s all I need, my dinner is secured.

Let’s get creative and twist my mom’s ground beef or chicken pie to make it with tuna.

Surprisingly turned out to be simple, quick and delicious. I guarantee that the kids and all your family will enjoy it.

My husband loved it, he went and shopped for the ingredients the next day……

 

Potato Tuna

  • 5 to 6 white potatoes 
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons of cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons of parsley 
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese
  • ⅓ cup of cheddar cheese
  • 1 can of tuna
  • 6 eggs
Preparation:
  1. Set a pan on low/medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and add the diced onions to the pan.
  2. Peel potato skin with a peeler and cut the potatoes in small cubes size, then add it to the pan with onions.
  3. Sauté both the  onions and potatoes until tender, brown and crisp to your liking.
  4. Add all spices to the potato and onion mix, stir in all spices and cook for another five minutes, then set aside to cool.
  5. Open the can of tuna, drain all excess water and shred the tuna meat to small pieces in order to sprinkle on the pie. 
  6. In a bowl beat lightly eggs and add cilantro, parsley, a pinch of salt and pepper, the potato onion mix and stir all very well.
  7. In the same pan you cooked the onion and potato mix, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil on a medium heat
  8. once oil is hot, add

 

I find Tuna’s taste is not always consistent due to many factors such as flakiness and tenderness and in some cases, even acceptable. I used this one that you don’t have to but with this recipe you can barely taste the tuna due to the combination of spices and herbs that really mask

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