Don't even know how we got on the topic, but I was steering a breadmobile over a long stretch of icy roadway when all of a sudden Kim Ode made mention that Beef Stroganoff could only be made with egg noodles.
What?......like Stroganoff would be made with semolina noodles....?
I wasn't following her train of thought.
I mentioned that she must have joined the Sue McGleno Stroganoff bowling team, that team of misfits that won't aknowledge that God, Klecko and all the Saints of Warsaw realize that Stroganoff can only be served over potatoes.
Now when Klecko says potato, he is basically assuming that the entire world knows that the only "true" potato is the little red - the baby red, and it has to be boiled and cut into the shape of small coins.
Mike Finley on the other hand might tend to agree with me, but he has always been a fan of the "Yukon Gold" potato, and he likes to bake them instead of boiling.
I'm willing to give Mike's reasoning more laditude than people who support the egg noodle, but the thing about the "Yukon" that troubles me is...it's so big, and it is hard to heat evenly in an oven.
When baking them, often times the walls get crunchy, and the core can be underbaked and hard.
You cannot mess up the little red / potato coin if boiling.....FACT.
So now I'm weaving down Robert Street. The cars are moving 1/2 the speed that they should be, and Klecko is starting to get annoyed.
"These cars are lined up all over the road, like an anaconda with scoliosis...hey, tell me this Kim, what do you like better, Stroganoff over real potatoes, or topped over those shoe string ones?"
"What" says Ode...."I'm not sure what you're talking about."
The shoe string potatoes. You've seen them, they come in the can, you know....it's about 1/2 the size of a Pringles can."
Kim responded while thinking.....
"Of course I know what shoe string potatoes are, and how they are packaged....I'm just saying that I've never seen, or heard of them being served on shoe strings....."
Klecko sunk deep into his truck seat....had his Toyota slid through some universal portal that spit him into some paralell word?
"Ode....what are you thinking? Remember back when Swanson Hungry Man dinners toured America? Remember when you forced your sister with that crappy frozen beef pot pie so you could enjoy the chicken version?
This was the era that the shoe string stroganoff ruled the world."
She didn't have a clue.
If you have a strong opinion on stroganoff....food of the angels, now's the chance to make your voice heard.