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)

wendyboyden's picture

great recipe, and goes so well with zesty salmon and cod resipe, will use again

catwitch's picture

An absolute winner every time! I've lost count how many people have asked me for the recipe.

catwitch's picture

An absolute winner every time! I've lost count how many people have asked me for the recipe.

moosepup79's picture

Lovely change from the usual roasties, simple and very tasty.

patto4795's picture

In my opinion and as a garlic lover, this is the greatest, tastiest, moreish way i've eaten the humble spud. I do bucket loads of these at large gatherings/BBQ's and they always go within 5 minutes. I can never make enough and have handed out the recipe to many folk - Unbeatable!


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