- 200g broad beans, fresh and podded, or frozen
A member of the legume family, broad beans are pretty hardy and adaptable – they grow in…
- 750g salad or new potato (I used Charlotte)
The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…
- 1 red onion, very thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
- ½ tsp sugar
Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…
- 150ml pot soured cream
- bunch chives, snipped
- ½ tsp Dijon mustard
Heat a pan of salted water; once boiling, add the broad beans. Bring the pan back to the boil for 2 mins, then lift the beans out with a slotted spoon into a bowl of cold water. Tip the potatoes into the pan, then boil for 15-20 mins or until tender. Drain and leave to cool. While the potatoes are cooking, put the onion into a shallow bowl, splash with the vinegar and scatter over the sugar, then leave to soak. Pop the beans out of their jackets.
For the dressing, mix the soured cream, chives, mustard, 1 tbsp water and plenty of seasoning, measure 2 tsp of the vinegary juices from the onion, then stir to combine. Taste and add more of the vinegar if you like, then discard the rest. Peel the skins off the potatoes if you like, then cut them in half or into quarters and toss with the dressing and onions.
Parmesan-crusted potatoesPut 750g new potatoes in a roasting tin, coat with 1 tbsp oil. Roast at 220C/ fan 200C/gas 7 for 30 mins until golden. Mix 50g finely grated Parmesan with a little pepper and scatter over. Roll potatoes in cheese. Roast for another 10 mins until cooked through and crusted with cheese.