Iron Chef Challenge: #2

Chopped was fun last week, wasn’t it? Man, those entries looked amazing! We will now return you to your regularly scheduled Friday programming.

The weather is a little on the gray-side here in the Pacific Northwestern United States, so as of late, I’ve been filling up on stews and hot things. However, I realize not everyone is in “fall mode,” so I wanted to choose ingredients that are used year-round in hot and cold dishes. Perhaps you’ll end up cooking up a stew or casserole. Or maybe you’ll make a salad or spread. There are lots of options. And, not only are these ingredients widely available, they’re pretty inexpensive.

The secret ingredients are…..

Potatoes and Sesame

All forms of these ingredients will be accepted, and although they’re not technically closely related, we’ll include sweet potatoes. Keep in mind that there’s a whole world of spuds out there, so you don’t need to feel limited by the “same old” varieties.

A quick review of our few simple rules/guidelines:

1. Whatever you come up with has to be new, nothing from a cookbook or a blog, not something you posted last week that happens to involve the secret ingredients. It’s fine to use a recipe for a jump-off point, but make it your own!
2. Entries are due at 3 pm PST on Sunday.
3. Have fun and be creative!

To participate, just comment below with the link to your blog post by Sunday, 3 pm PST.

Unfortunately, this challenge is not well-suited for our raw participants. Remember not to eat raw potatoes, please! Also, avoid the green parts of potatoes, which indicate a high solanine content. Read about potato toxicity here.

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21 Responses to Iron Chef Challenge: #2

  1. Kirsten says:

    wow, what a way to stump us, with too many possibilities! can’t wait to see the entries!

  2. rita says:

    My entry is a sweet potato sesame soup:
    http://veganolution.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/suskartoffel-sesam-suppe/
    Yum, perfect if you live somewhere with fall weather :).
    On a side note: I think sweet potatoes can be eaten raw, if I remember correctly :).

  3. Micah says:

    Awesome! I made potato knishes- sesame seed dough packets stuffed with potatoes, spinach, mushrooms, and sauerkraut. Perfect fall comfort food!
    http://micahludeke.blogspot.com/2012/10/knishes.html

  4. Cara says:

    Again I managed to make a dish that fits my MoFo theme and this Challege :)
    Here we go:

    http://living-lohas.blogspot.de/2012/10/the-one-with-book-that-always-makes-me_20.html

    Potato Bread Sticks

    Thanks for collecting and posting!

  5. I made a Rosemary Potato Pizza with a Garlic Sesame Dipping Sauce – and I even managed to stick with my theme! (Apologies in advance for the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen tunes.)

    http://www.easyvegan.info/2012/10/20/rosemary-potato-pizza-with-garlic-sesame-sauce/

    So psyched that I was finally able to word my favorite food into this challenge!

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  7. Christine says:

    Potatoes and sesame. Two of my favorites!
    Sesame Crusted Eggplant Cutlets with Sweet Potato Hummus
    http://veggiefixation.blogspot.com/2012/10/veganmofo-iron-chef-challenge-potato.html

  8. Steffi says:

    Thanks for the great ingredients!
    Sesame Coconut Encrusted Portobello Stuffed with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Teriyaki Mushroom Gravy
    http://dontfearthevegan.com/2012/10/21/iron-chef-challenge-2-sesame-coconut-encrusted-portobello-stuffed-with-mashed-sweet-potatoes-and-teriyaki-mushroom-gravy/

  9. rita says:

    Had some leftover potatoes and wanted something freshly baked for breakfast, so I made another recipe for the Iron challenge: potato sesame buns :)
    http://veganolution.wordpress.com/2012/10/21/kartoffel-sesam-weckerl/

  10. Rachel says:

    Sweet Sesame Shepherd’s Pie – a classic with an Asian bent and a sweet potato topping.
    http://www.mymunchablemusings.com/2012/10/whats-cooking-iron-chef-sesame.html

  11. Nora says:

    My entry ;) ->
    http://voras-vegan-way.blogspot.co.at/2012/10/vegan-mofo-21-iron-chef-2.html

    “Two sweet potato dumpling variations with sesame crunch ;pp ”

    Yours,
    Nora ^.-^

  12. Wow! I can’t wait to go to everyone’s blog and check out their Iron chef entries. I read the posts and I’m salivating!

    Here is my entry http://www.kimcooksveg4u.blogspot.com/2012/10/iron-chef-potatoes-and-sesame.html

    I made Sesame Crusted Tempeh Asian Salad with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

  13. Colynn says:

    I made Vegan Redskin Potato and Kale Gnocchi in a White Wine and Sesame Reduction. :)

    Here’s my entry:
    http://butyesidoeatpotatoes.blogspot.com/2012/10/vegan-mofo-iron-chef-challenge-potatoes.html

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  15. I’m sharing Sesame Hasselback Potatoes, Sweet and Salty with 3 varieties: Garlicky Creamer Sesame Hasselback, Asian Purple Sesame Hasselback and Pumpkin Pie Sweet Sesame Hasselback Potatoes. (I had a lot of CSA box potatoes ;) )

    http://veggieconverter.com/2012/10/sesame-hasselback-potatoes-sweet-and-salty-vegan.html

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