Heat the oil in a large frying pan and when very hot, put in the potatoes (only peeled if necessary). Lower the heat and allow to cook for about 5–10 minutes, moving around the pan so the potatoes brown on all sides and are just tender. Add the carrots and cook for a further 3 minutes, again turning the contents of the pan. Add the sesame seeds and cook for another few minutes until the potatoes are cooked.
Add the salt, cayenne pepper and lemon juice. Stir and fry for another 3–4 minutes.
‘Tuesday 12th February. 9. My head aches. Mem. not eat another boil’d potato in haste …’
A Year with the Ladies of Llangollenby Elizabeth Mavor, 1971.
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