Crunchy new potatoes

Crunchy new potatoes

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Ready in 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Jazz up potatoes for no-fuss entertaining

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal137
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.03g
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Ingredients

  • 12-16 small-medium new potatoes, unpeeled
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 2 tbsp 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…

  • 1 tsp paprika
    Paprika

    Paprika

    pa-preek-ah

    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Boil the potatoes for 10 mins, then drain well. Arrange on a baking sheet, then crush each one lightly with a potato masher. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bake for 20 mins until crispy.

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saidlaymouni
3rd May, 2012
Fantastic
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mishchiefmia
23rd Apr, 2012
Love these! Went perfectly with the vegetable and bean chilli we had them with! http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1755638/vegetable-and-bean-chilli
judikirk
13th Mar, 2012
5.05
I steamed my potatoes for 10 minutes, and had a similar experience to some others - the potatoes were still too hard to crush and had a tendency to fly across the worktop! I felt they would need a little longer cooking time, so I put them in the oven for 15 minutes, then tried to crush them - and they looked just like the picture. I roasted for a further 25 minutes and they were perfect - crisp and tasty on the outside and fluffy inside. I didn't use as much oil as suggested, just a generous drizzle and it was fine.
mariane
4th Jan, 2012
I make these all the time, but miss out the paprika. I can't seem to get it right - ends up too spicy!
helenmacbeth
6th Oct, 2011
5.05
This is a lovely recipe and a huge hit with my guests!
wigram
12th Aug, 2011
5.05
Cooked to go with veal recipe. Careful when using masher that they do not totally disintegrate! Very nice but needed a lot more baking than 20mins (I doubled the time) - added unpeeled cloves of garlic instead of paprike and squeezed them out when serving - scrummy to eat with very close friends!!
joannie123
27th Jul, 2011
5.05
Lovely! really easy and a nice change
marktoye
25th Jun, 2011
5.05
A really nice alternative way of cooking new potatoes. Lovely!
maacka
20th Jun, 2011
5.05
Great potatoes!
rosenstielj
31st May, 2011
5.05
I cooked the potatoes whole. My husband said they were nice for being less fatty than roast potatoes usyally are. Woud definitely try again.

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