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Mouthwatering Monday – Egg and Potato Fritters

Egg and Potato Fritters by Jyoti Singh
Egg and Potato Fritters

Egg and Potato fritters, were an experiment turned out good. Just to tell you, all my experiments are not as successful. I tried making raspberry pie last week, which looked like a disaster, although it tasted yummy; but we will talk about my failures sometime later (never). Today we will just make some fritters, with potato and eggs. πŸ™‚

 

Ingredients

Method

  • Except egg, mix all the other ingredients in a bowl to make a sticky dough.
  • Roll this mix into small balls of 2 inches and flat them with your hand.
  • Heat oil in a shallow pan on low heat.
  • Whisk your egg a little to mix yellow part and add a pinch of salt to it.
  • Roll small dough balls into egg mixture thoroughly.
  • Fry these fritters on low heat, turning them both sides, till they are golden brown.
  • Keep in mind to heat on low flame, as egg cook easily so we have to give some time to potatoes for cooking.
  • Take them out, and serve with chutney or ranch/dip of your choice.
Egg and Potato Fritters by Jyoti Singh
Egg and Potato Fritters

They should be served hot. Best combination is with tea or coffee. Enjoy this snack while I am off to learn about pies. 😦

Egg and Potato Fritters by Jyoti Singh
Egg and Potato Fritters

 

Enjoy!!!

 

P.S. My cooking is experimental. You will find many similar and different recipes, but the idea is to explore your food and do experiments with it. Enjoy Cooking Experiments and Experiences πŸ™‚

Tuesday Text – The Story Of Philosophy

 

The Story Of Philosophy
The Story Of Philosophy

The Story Of Philosophy‘, is a book by Anne Rooney, illustrating the advent of thinking Philosophers and the evolution of Philosophy over the time. This book traces it’s Philosophical roots from ancient Greeks to the modern thinkers.

Beautiful illustrations with side notes, and related short stories embedded in the text, enhances the whole experience of reading and learning. It won’t make any point in reviewing this book, as it actually is a journey of the philosophical ideas of various philosophers. So, I would rather present to you some snapshot, or shall I say intellectual words deserving a good sharing with wider audience.

When Rene Descartes said, ‘I doubt, therefore I think, therefore I am‘, he put forward a very good reasoning, that I reason, that is why I am into existence, but what am I? What is I? This is the difference between Being and Knowing.

Another riveting topic is, should we believe in God, or not? Or, why should we believe in God? Pascal’s wager gave us a solution about the existence of God. He said β€œIf God does not exist, we lose nothing by believing that he does – death brings annihilation whether we believe or not. But if he does exist, then we stand to gain everything (salvation) by believing that he does, and to lose everything (damnation) by thinking that he doesn’t.”

Thought proving discussion has taken place among philosophers of various centuries to understand, what are we? What is Human Being? Is he mind, or matter, or soul? Where does our soul go when we die? Where do we go, when we die? Is there a heaven and hell? What is Self? What is consciousness? As Searle, put it, β€œConsciousness is an emergent property of the brain”. But, is it, only that?

Most fascinating thing that happened in the history of Philosophy is the relationship that three of the world’s greatest Philosophers have shared with each other. Great Philosopher Aristotle, was a pupil of Plato, who was actually a devoted pupil of Socrates, the great thinker of his time. What an amazing Philosophical lineage?

Socrates has once stated that β€œman cannot search either for what he knows or for what he does not know. He cannot search for what he knows – since he knows it, there is no need to search – nor for what he does not know, for he does not know what to look for.”

How should we live? If everything is predestined by God, how does it matter? How can we judge action of others, if every one of us is behaving the same way as God has destined us to do? What is a free will? If there is a free will, what will we choose, good or bad? How will we choose? Can we ever live in a perfect ethical and morally good society? What is good?

At the end, a Quote by Bertrand Russel, summarize it all by stating β€œThe point of Philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.”