Herby fondant potatoes

Herby fondant potatoes

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

Trim your spuds, fry whole, then simmer with stock, rosemary, thyme and lemon to create a perfectly tender side dish

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy-free
  • Nut-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Egg-free
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
272
protein
9g
carbs
41g
fat
8g
saturates
1g
fibre
4g
sugar
2g
salt
0.3g

Ingredients

  • 1½ kg small floury potatoes, like Desirée or Maris Piper, peeled
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, bashed
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 3 lemon thyme sprigs
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 3 bay leaves
  • pared zest 1 lemon, peeled with a vegetable peeler
  • about 600ml gluten- and wheat-free chicken or vegetable stock (check the label)

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Method

  1. Trim the top and bottom of each potato so that they lie flat on both sides. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or flameproof casserole and fry the potatoes on both sides until dark golden, 10-15 mins.
  2. Poke in the garlic, thyme, rosemary, bay leaves and zest, then pour in enough stock to go halfway up the side of the potatoes. Simmer for 20-30 mins, then turn the potatoes and cook the other side for a further 20-30 mins, topping up with more stock if it evaporates. Continue cooking until the potatoes are really tender and most of the stock has gone. Season well and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2012

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bluesnicket's picture

No, this didn't work for me. All was well with the frying on both sides, but just a mess at the 'pour enough stock to go halfway up the side of the potatoes'. The crispy bottom comes off when you try to turn it over thus undoing all the previous frying to achieve the golden brown look. You are left with a half boiled potato in mush which has one lovely golden side.

I popped it in the oven at this point to try and salvage something. I wouldn't bother with this recipe again, I'm sure others can make a better job of it. As far as I'm concerned 'Go straight to roast potatoes'.

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