Garlicky fondant potatoes

Garlicky fondant potatoes

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Cooking time

Ready in about an hour - plus chilling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

These make a delicious change to steamed or boiled potatoes - they can be made ahead and finished on the stove top

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
195
protein
4g
carbs
31g
fat
7g
saturates
3g
fibre
2g
sugar
0g
salt
0.58g

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 50g butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 x 750g bags Charlotte potatoes, cut in half if large
  • 1l hot vegetable stock
  • 2 sprigs thyme, leaves only

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Heat the oil and butter in a large roasting tin. Add the garlic and cook over a medium heat for 2 mins. Tip in the potatoes and toss to coat in the garlic butter and oil.
  2. Pour the stock over the potatoes and season with pepper and a little salt. Bring to the boil then transfer to the oven. Cook for 40-45 mins or until tender.
  3. Transfer to the stove-top and toss over a medium heat until most of the liquid has been absorbed and turned to a shiny glaze – about 15 mins. Tip potatoes into a warm serving dish and scatter over the thyme and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2005

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davestevens3's picture

These were really nice, and very easy. Did them in a casserole pot rather than a roasting tin, and they cooked much quicker (around 15 mins - although i didn't do as many as the recipe states).

Also used chicken stock and finished with parsley. Recommended for anybody who gets bored of standard boiled new potatoes!

cath34980's picture
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Absolutely delicious and so easy to make! Will definitely be making them again.

andrea0018's picture

Like Margaret A, i would also like to know the amount of stock to use in the recipe...just want to get it right, as one does!!!

motherwell's picture

Can anyone confirm the amount of stock? Looks like 1 litre?
Thanks

pixieloveheart's picture
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Really tasty, we have these all the time now!

meisterstueck's picture
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These were just great - I might use a bit more garlic next time. They take quite long to make but it is definitely worth it!

w1lmington's picture
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Surprisingly yummy.

sal123's picture
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Hubby said it was the best spuds he's ever tasted.
Daughter said they were too salty.
Any idea how to reduce the saltiness from the stock? (no, I never added additional salt to the recipe).

Myself, as cook thought they tasted great, quite a long cooking time, but minimal faff once they were underway: and all the ingredients were to hand - home grown.

kennedyd1's picture
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I have made this recipe several times...as some others have suggested i have increased quantity of garlic....soooo yummy and the whole family love them..Mmm!

eleanormayo's picture
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Great! I would up the garlic next time though to really pack a punch!

srasin's picture

Soooooooooooooooooooo good best potatoes

maacka's picture
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Agree with Tracy - cannot see what all the hype is about - they just tasted like normal boiled potatoes... don't think I will be making these again...

deborahleemary's picture

only added a little garlic to the mix...great recipe!!! My family really loved the flavors...will definatly be sharing this recipe with my friends...thanx!

rheahardy's picture
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Fantastic. I added rosemary and it was a great combination.

freya99's picture

These are so nice. Absolutely addictive! I made an enormous pan, intending to use the extras for potato salad, and suddenly they had all disappeared

podpopper's picture

worked a treat would compliment a wide range of dishes

louizewood's picture
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Really really good!!! Made these loads of times and everybody loves them. Might try them with the xmas dinner this year! I always add a lot more garlic as I love it, so addictive!!

Bungly's picture
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Very good. Very rich! Will make again.

csharpy's picture

absolutley love these potatoes where really easy to make i did put less stock and more garlic in but where fab!!

melynda's picture

really nice..........

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