Garlicky fondant potatoes

Garlicky fondant potatoes

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(48 ratings)

Ready in about an hour - plus chilling


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

  • Vegetarian


  • kcal195
  • fat7g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.58g
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  • 1 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 50g butter



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

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 x 750g bags Charlotte potatoes, cut in half if large
  • 1l hot vegetable stock
  • 2 sprigs thyme, leaves only


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


  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.

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Comments (65)

louizewood's picture

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

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..........

adelphi10's picture

Oops, forgot to rate!

emsmith's picture

Oops! Sorry. Forgot the star rating.

emsmith's picture

So nice to have a new way to serve up potatoes! Strangely, I found the opposite to Rachel's comment (maybe it's just my hob) in that mine actually only took about five minutes to reduce down and crisp up on the stove. Ended up with gorgeous soft potatoes with gorgeously crispy skins in a beautiful garlic and herb reduction. Delicious served up cold the next day too.

weinib's picture

Really really tasty potatoes (: I never put thyme in and I always put LOADS more garlic in than that (I only ever make about 500-750g potatoes and use at least three large garlic cloves, but that's just a personal preference). I find that it can take a bit longer than 15 minutes on the stove, but take care not to over cook on the hob, because the fondant can go too thick.

doilygirl's picture

KitKat - I don't peel mine. I think if you wanted to peel your potatoes you should have one that would take to being boiled in stock. Floury potatoes would just dissolve into the stock.
I think it would would say to peel them in the ingredients list if they needed to be.

Good Luck...

wendla's picture

Question: do I peel the potatoes or not? In the picture they're not peeled... so is that the way I should leave them? Hope I'll get an answer. Thanks! :)

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carylh's picture

The best tatties ever!!!!

robbieboy's picture

I just love and use regular fresh garlic in a few as not to overdose on it.

dreamyxxx's picture

YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY whole family loved these and they taste just as good eaten cold.

dawn1984's picture

These were really nice but i didnt have any thyme so i just added some dried herbs and a pinch of rosemary. lovely!

duluwa's picture

I should've listened to mrsvandicamp, these really are addictive! Would definitely make again :)

tracylove's picture

Really not sure what did wrong with these but i followed instruction to the letter and they just ended up tasting like potatoes !!?? I might have another go with more garlic and less stock .

mrsvandicamp's picture

Do not make these otherwise you will end up addicted honestly I make them constantly lol!! Amazing (:

becks80's picture

Even my friends who don't really like potatos loved these!

soph1eg's picture

This is a great dish to make for a dinner party as most of the cooking can be done earlier in the day.


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