Cider fondant potatoes

Cider fondant potatoes

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 6
Even though these are cooked in cider, all it adds is a sweet apple flavour that kids will love, and all the alcohol is burnt off during the cooking

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal158
  • fat7g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 6 medium floury potatoes, such as Maris Piper



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 25g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 2 garlic cloves, bashed
  • few sprigs thyme


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 300ml cider



    Cider is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of apples. Apple orchards were…

  • 300ml chicken stock


  1. Peel potatoes and trim the two longer sides so potatoes lie flat on both sides. Heat butter and oil in a frying pan large enough to hold all of the potatoes. When the fat is hot, fry on both sides until dark golden, around 10-15 mins, then add garlic.

  2. Pour in enough cider and stock to go halfway up the side of the potatoes. Simmer for 20 mins, then turn and cook the other side for 20 mins. Top up with cider and stock if the liquid evaporates. Transfer to oven for 10 mins at 180C/160C/ gas 4 once the pork is resting, until cooked through and most of the liquid has evaporated.

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Comments (3)

nkkingston's picture

Had these with roast pork. Nice accompaniment, but I find fondant potatoes a bit soggy. Might stick to roasties in future.

bowdenei's picture

Fizzbomb suggested these potatoes with the cider pork chops so will try tonight using vegetable stock in place of chicken stock. Not sure why emi changed chicken stock for apple juice. Using cider and apple juice together?!! But it looks good.

emz_273's picture

Worth doing where delicious, changed chicken stock for apple juice but still added stock cube crumbled... Definitely do again

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