Buttery roast thyme potatoes

Buttery roast thyme potatoes

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

A wonderful melt-in-the-mouth accompaniment to a meat dish

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
321
protein
5g
carbs
42g
fat
16g
saturates
8g
fibre
4g
sugar
0g
salt
0.28g

Ingredients

  • 1¼kg small waxy potatoes, such as Charlotte or Anya
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 large onions, finely sliced
  • 4 sprigs thyme, chopped
  • 85g melted butter

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Slice the potatoes into rounds the thickness of a £1 coin. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onions, season with a little salt, lots of pepper and the thyme. Cook gently for about 15 mins until softened.
  2. Generously butter a large roasting tin and arrange a layer of potatoes over the base, overlapping each slice with a sprinkling of onions. Drizzle with a little of the melted butter and season. Continue layering, drizzling with butter, sprinkling with onions and seasoning until all the potatoes have been used, finishing with a top layer of potatoes. Cook in the top of the oven for 1 hr – the potatoes should be meltingly soft and the top golden and crusty.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2005

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techeuro's picture
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Worked just fine. The key is to cook it long and slow. I would go as high as 90 mins on 140c fan. Used Garlic salt to add some more flavour.

nuffinbuttrouble's picture
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I also struggle with the lack of quantities given on the website, such a shame because other than that it is such a great site. Allow longer than an hour for cooking or par boil spuds, mine weren't any where near cooked after an hour. good result in the end though

ejwheeler's picture

The original recipe states 1.25 kg of potatoes. I do wish BBC GF would check the text.

eleanormayo's picture
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Annoyingly this recipe does not state the quantity of potatoes you should use.

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