Potatoes with Black Pepper

Bengali aloo

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By Madhur Jaffrey

Published 2023

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We take black pepper so much for granted, sprinkling tiny amounts on most foods without much thought. Apart from its taste, black pepper has a very enticing perfume and a delicate tartness as well. These properties are drawn out when the spice is used in generous quantities, as in the French steak au poivre or in these very Bengali potatoes. The dish is simplicity itself to make and may be eaten just as easily with European foods as with Indian. You could also stick toothpicks into the pota