Garlicky fondant potatoes

Garlicky fondant potatoes

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(58 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 cloves, 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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13th Apr, 2019
Really tasty. I quartered the recipe for 2 servings and used margarine. I hadn’t cooked with a baking tray on the hob before but it all worked well. I cooked this with the sea bass recipe here
Suffolk Primrose
1st Jan, 2018
So easy, so delicious. Brilliant
4th Nov, 2017
These are so much nicer than boiled spuds and really almost as easy - especially as I had the oven on anyway for a belly pork and chickpea meal (also on this website).
12th May, 2017
Tried these last night,wonderful. Only thing I'd do differently is trim each end of the potatoes so that they sit better in the dish and brown them well at the first stage. (I watched the gf video) At the last minute I found that I didn't have any vegetable stock so used a chicken stock which I made weak after reading other reviews,so it wouldn't be too salty. Will definitely make these again.
12th Apr, 2017
One of my favourite recipes, I make it without the butter, using a little extra olive oil and we are dairy free due to allergies
13th Feb, 2016
These are absolutely delicious. Very simple to make. These will definitely become a regular for us.
25th Apr, 2015
my they was good. took a while but method wasn't complicated. will definitely do again.
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8th Dec, 2014
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30th May, 2014
A fantastic recipe that I'm sure will become a staple favourite in our house :)
6th Dec, 2013
very nice! have a look at my similar recipe with shallots and balsamic vinegar


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