Tuesday, March 17, 2009


stovies ingredients

Nobody could come to my planned St Patrick's Day party, so I put it off till another day. Since it was just me I made stovies, one of my favorite easy dinners. It's not really suitable for company--though I used to make it for Tom Stratman--but it's just the ticket when you're all alone and it's cold out. This makes enough for one good eater, or enough for a daintier person to have some nice leftovers.


1 medium onion, quartered and sliced
a handful of steel-cut oats
margarine to taste
1lb potatoes, peeled and cut into big chunks
8oz firm tofu, cut into cubes
a piece of cabbage about the size of the piece of tofu, cut into ribbons
1T nutritional yeast
salt, pepper, and Spike (a hippie seasoning)

Melt the margarine over medium heat in a 2-quart heavy pan and add the oats. Let them toast while you ready the onion, then add it. Peel and cut the potato while the onions soften, then add them to the pan along with enough water to come up an inch. Stir everything around, then add the tofu, the cabbage and the seasonings. Don't stir: just bring to a simmer, cover, and turn the heat down to medium-low. Let cook for about 35 minutes, till everything's tender. Give it a stir, then eat.

stovies in the pan


joannamauselina said...

I like stovies, even though someone else doesn't. Where did you get the Spike and what is in it?

rebecca said...

You can get Spike at the Madison Market. It has all kinds of things in it--onion, orange, yeast, spinach, bell pepper....