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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Crispy Potato Roast

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I did us some lovely Lamb Chops for our New Years Eve Supper last night.  I simply rubbed them with a mixture of rosemary, thyme, garlic, sea salt, white pepper, olive oil and a bit of  good balsamic vinegar that I mashed together with my mortar and pestle.   I let them macerate for a good hour or more while these delicious potatoes were baking and then I quickly grilled them in a hot skillet with a bit of butter for about a minute and a half per side.   They were done perfectly!


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These lovely potatoes were the perfect side dish!  Simple to make, yet very impressive to look at.  I had found a similar recipe on  Joyously Domestic earlier this year and had pinned it.  But as you know, I cannot leave well enough alone and so I made a few changes and I think they turned out even more fabulously than hers did, if I don't say so myself!

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I cut down on some of the fat mixture, using half the amount in her recipe and I added extra flavour by using  a bit of worcestershire sauce,  garlic powder, thyme and paprika.  

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Cutting the potatoes in half lengthwise cut down on the cooking time needed.  I also covered them with foil for the first half hour or so, which also cut down on the cooking time.   I uncovered them for the last half of the cooking time, which afforded them plenty of time to crisp up on all of the edges.  I did not use any bacon.

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These were just gorgeous  . . .  just buttery enough, with plenty of flavour . . .  nice and tender inside, but there were also plenty of lovely crisp golden edges to satisfy.   They went wonderfully with the lamb chops and I am thinking they would also go very well with a steak or even grilled chicken or fish.   I was very happy with how they turned out!

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*Crispy Potato Roast*
Serves 4 

A deliciously different and very attractive side dish for those times when you want something just a tiny bit special!

2 TBS butter, melted
2 TBS olive oil
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp paprika
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 medium onion, peeled and cut into thin slices
8 medium potatoes


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Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 5.  Butter a 9 inch round baking dish very well.   Set aside.

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Peel your potatoes and cut them into half lengthwise and then cut each half into very thin slices.  Keep them together.   Slide a knife under each potato half and place them into the buttered baking dish.  Stick some onion here and there in between the slices, wedging it in here and there. NO need to put it in between every slice.  Divide it more or less equally amongst the potatoes.   Whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour them evenly over top of the potatoes.  Cover the baking dish loosely with foil.  Place into the preheated oven.   Roast for about 45 minutes.  Uncover and roast for a further 25 to 30 minutes until the potatoes are done through and the are golden brown on top with crispy edges here and there.

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Serve hot with your favourite meats.  Steak and Lamb go especially well.

12 comments:

  1. Happy New year Marie!!!
    This look delicious!

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  2. This looks absolutely wonderful and delicious...I would be so thrilled to serve this to company! Thank you!

    Please stop by...I'm an avid cook and have shared some of my recipes in this recent post!


    Happy New Year to you and yours!

    Jane x

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  3. Thanks Gloria! All the best to you in 2015! xoxo

    Thanks Jane. I will take a look later today. Happy New Year to you too! xoxo

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  4. Mmm, these look fabulous!! I am absolutely making them this week with our pork tenderloin! I love that you found a way to cut down the cooking time, I've seen that inspiration recipe before and the 2-hour cooking time makes me nervous... Genius, as usual :)

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  5. Thank you Carol!

    Not only that April, cutting them in half first lengthwise ensures that they sit in the pan better! Plus the bottoms absorb all that delicious butteriness instead of sitting above it all! xxoo

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  6. Happy New Year !
    Theses potatoes look delicious. I'll make them as soon as possible.

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  7. Thank you Heloise! I do hope you do enjoy them!

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  8. These are gorgeous. They'd really be the perfect side dish. Pinned to try!

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  9. Thanks Holly, I hope that you enjoy them when you try them! xo

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  10. Apparently the way to,cut them without going all the way through is to,put the potato in the middle,of,two,chopsticks to stop the knife a bit before the end. They look fabulous, I'm going to try mine with a bit of goose fat over the top. Mmmmmm , thanks for sharing. X

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  11. Hi Frugal, thanks for the tip! These ones are cut all the way through however. They are not hasselback potatoes, although admittedly they do look quite similar. But I will remember your tip the next time I make hasselbacks! Thanks so much! xo

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