Fondant potatoes in a pan

Fondant potatoes

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 8 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 6

Try something new with potatoes. Fondant potatoes are favourites with chefs, and are seasoned with rosemary and thyme. They're gorgeous when served as part of a Sunday roast

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal409
  • fat29g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 6 medium Maris Piper potatoes



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 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…

  • 200g unsalted butter, cubed



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 4 large garlic cloves, bashed
  • 2 sprigs rosemary



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 2 sprigs thyme


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 200ml chicken or vegetable stock


  1. Slice the ends off the potatoes so they lay flat on either side.

  2. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium-low heat. When hot, add the potatoes cut-side down. Fry for 5-7 mins, or until deep golden brown, then flip and fry on the other side. Add the butter to the pan to melt.

  3. Scatter the garlic and herbs around the potatoes and season well. Carefully pour the stock around the veg, being aware of any hot butter that may splash out. Cover and simmer gently for 25-30 mins, or until the potatoes are tender, then serve.

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29th May, 2020
Lovely potatoes, definitely worth a try. I made them with coriander instead of rosemary and thyme. I will try them next time with half the butter. A bit too rich for our tastes. The best bit is you can make them on the hob, while the roast is in the oven.
24th Nov, 2019
Can you re heat this recipe?
13th Sep, 2019
Should that be 20g of butter?! 200g seems an awful lot!
5th Apr, 2020
I'm guessing it is 200g as fondant potatoes use a lot of butter.
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