Basic fondant potatoes

Basic fondant potatoes

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 8

A fondant potatoes recipe for tender, golden spuds. Cooked with butter, stock and thyme, fondant potatoes are the perfect side to a roast

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal138
  • fat6g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 1kg new potatoes evenly sized, small
    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…

  • 25g butter



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

  • 100ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 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…

  • few thyme sprigs


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


  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5.  

  2. Peel the potatoes and pat dry with kitchen paper.

  3. Heat the oil and butter in a flameproof dish, add the potatoes and brown all over. This will take about 5 mins.

  4. Season well, add the thyme sprigs and stock, and bring to the boil. Transfer the dish to the oven, uncovered.

  5. Cook for 25-30 mins until the potatoes are tender.

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25th Oct, 2012
Delicious... I had no thyme so used rosemary instead... perfect to go with casserole as it is very comforting.
mylococo's picture
25th Aug, 2012
For 2 people I halved the potatoes but stayed with the original amounts for everything else... extremely tasty and easy to do.
24th Nov, 2019
Can this recipe be re-heated?
lulu_grimes's picture
25th Nov, 2019
Hello, Thank you for your question, yes the potatoes can be reheated. We hope you enjoy the recipe.
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