Garlicky fondant potatoes

Garlicky fondant potatoes

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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

    ol-iv oyl

    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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14th Oct, 2011
Really tasty, we have these all the time now!
13th Oct, 2011
These were just great - I might use a bit more garlic next time. They take quite long to make but it is definitely worth it!
27th Sep, 2011
Surprisingly yummy.
30th Aug, 2011
Hubby said it was the best spuds he's ever tasted. Daughter said they were too salty. Any idea how to reduce the saltiness from the stock? (no, I never added additional salt to the recipe). Myself, as cook thought they tasted great, quite a long cooking time, but minimal faff once they were underway: and all the ingredients were to hand - home grown.
26th Aug, 2011
I have made this recipe several some others have suggested i have increased quantity of garlic....soooo yummy and the whole family love them..Mmm!
26th Jun, 2011
Great! I would up the garlic next time though to really pack a punch!
13th May, 2011
Soooooooooooooooooooo good best potatoes
11th May, 2011
Agree with Tracy - cannot see what all the hype is about - they just tasted like normal boiled potatoes... don't think I will be making these again...
25th Feb, 2011
only added a little garlic to the mix...great recipe!!! My family really loved the flavors...will definatly be sharing this recipe with my friends...thanx!
3rd Feb, 2011
Fantastic. I added rosemary and it was a great combination.


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