Food & Drink 5 best potato recipes: spoiler – they aren't all roast potatoes...

16:15  01 august  2020
16:15  01 august  2020 Source:   realhomes.com

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1kg maris piper potato , 100g duck or goose fat fat (for a luxurious taste), or 100ml/3½fl oz olive oil, 2 tsp flour, maldon salt, to serve. Put a roasting tin in the oven (one big enough to take the potatoes in a single layer)

Thoroughly drain the potatoes and briefly shake them around in the colander or pan to roughen up the edges. Melt the lard in a deep flameproof roasting Turn the potatoes and return to the oven for a further 20-30 minutes, or until golden-brown and crisp. Recipe Tips. You can add extra flavour to the

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The best potato recipes tend to be simple ones that make the most of this versatile, affordable and hearty food. From comforting mash, to the most amazing triple-cooked chips, we have tried them all – or we thought we had until we came across these...

Of course, a lightly boiled new potato with butter and herbs is a thing of beauty, and you can't beat the best roast potatoes, but how about trying something new? These potato recipes can be exciting side dishes, but many are what the potato really deserves – being the main event of the meal.

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These roast potatoes maximize the crisp-to-creamy contrast in each ch The result is this recipe , which we firmly and un-humbly believe will deliver the greatest roast potatoes you've ever tasted: incredibly crisp and crunchy on the outside, with centers that are creamy and packed with potato flavor.

Thanks to Jordan Moore, Senior Recipe Developer at Gousto for sharing these easy potato ideas with us. They really will have you working potatoes into every meal of the day and will help you out when the cupboards are looking a little bare.

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1. Crispy hash browns

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I'm putting it out there, the hash brown is the best part of a full English. And so we think that it is time we all learnt to make our own. Then it gets to shine simply topped with an egg or maybe a dollop of sour cream and chives. Or for vegans, serve with garlic spinach, avocado and vine roasted tomatoes – it's the perfect candidate for a breakfast-for-dinner type meal. Jordan from Gousto's top tip is to squeeze all the moisture from your spuds for the crispiest hashy-Bs. Just gather in a clean tea towel and press out all the extra starchy liquid.

Food blogger shares secret ingredient to perfectly crispy roast potatoes – and you'll either love or hate it!

  Food blogger shares secret ingredient to perfectly crispy roast potatoes – and you'll either love or hate it! Food blogger shares secret ingredient to perfectly crispy roast potatoes – and you'll either love or hate it!Sometimes too much oil makes them soggy, too little oil and there's no golden crunch.

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes Haiku: "Yay, no marshmallows! Savory sweet potatoes , glad that I found you!" Super easy recipe and delicious; I left mine in longer, stirring frequently enough that the sweet potatoes browned evenly, but my onions were a little burnt and shrivel-y

Fluffy inside, crunchy outside, these roast potatoes are a perfect sidekick to any roast dinner. ( They 're even better the next day, eaten straight from the fridge!) You can make roast potatoes ahead and reheat them for a stress-free roast dinner. Parboil the potatoes as above, but allow the drained


  • 4 maris piper potatoes
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 egg (omit for a vegan option and add 1tbsp plain flour to help bind)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Vegetable oil


1. Grate the potatoes into a tea towel. Gather the edges and wring out over a sink.

2. Peel and finely chop the onion

3. Add the beaten egg (or flour for non-egg) to the potato, along with the onion Mix well and season.

4. Put a good glug of oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. When hot, add spoonfuls of the potato mix and flatten each into 1cm thick patties.

5. Cook for 2–3 mins on each side until crispy.

2. Tornado potato

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You might have seen these tasty tornado potatoes doing the rounds on Instagram. They look cool, but taste pretty amazing too and you can treat them like a jacket potato, or serve them nacho style with dips and dressings. We love Jordan Moore's idea of creating a 'build-your-own tornado potato bar' for family meals, where everyone gets to top their own potato with a choice of sauces, veggies and cheese – just pop everything in bowls on the table with a serving spoon and let them do the rest.

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Place potatoes in a single layer on a roasting pan or baking sheet. Roast for 20 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, turning occasionally to brown on all This is a great recipe , each time I make it I vary whatever spices I feel I want to use, it's very versatile! I normally like to cut up the potatoes and then

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  • Floury potatoes (enough for one each)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (for every two potatoes)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Skewers
  • Optional: grated parmesan, smoked paprika or herbs of choice


1. Preheat oven to gas mark 3/165ºC/145ºC fan.

2. If you have a spiralizer, use it to cut the potato into a spiral then gently push a skewer through lengthways. If not, prick the potato allover then microwave for one minute. Then skewer the whole potato, and take a knife to cut a spiral from one end to the other (cut at an angle, turning the potato as you go).

3. Grasp the skewer and gently pull the potato apart to separate the layers. Brush with olive oil and season to taste (add your parmesan, paprika or herbs if using).

4. Put the potatoes on a baking tray. One with a bit of depth is good so that the skewers are resting on the edges, suspending the potato for even cooking.

5. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown, then serve.

Tornado potato serving suggestions:

  • Three cheese: cook with a coating of parmesan then drizzle with cheddar cheese sauce and a sprinkle of grated cheese of choice (we like Mexicana or Red Leicester).
  • Spicy BBQ vegan: sprinkle your uncooked potato with cayenne and paprika. Once roasted, serve with vegan mayo and vegan BBQ sauce.
  • Fully loaded: serve your cooked potato with crispy bacon bits, sour cream and chopped chives.
  • The nacho: once cooked drizzle and dollop with sour cream, salsa, guacamole and extra grated cheese.

3. Homemade crisps

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We love a big bowl of handcut crisps on the side of a few drinks on a Friday night. And the good news is that you can easily make your own. This can be made with potato peelings and enhanced with sweet potato, parsnip, carrot or beetroot slices. Want to pretend they are healthy? Whack some kale or beetroot in to crisp up too! Just make sure you get them all nicely coated in oil and seasoning.

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Roasted sweet potatoes are pretty darn delicious with a simple sprinkling of salt, but should you want something more, these spuds are super versatile and take well to extra flavorings. Toss the cubes with a shower of ground cinnamon before they go into the oven, then add a generous drizzle of honey

This recipe delivers lemon-flavored roasted potatoes to your table, making a great side dish for Roast potatoes in preheated oven until tender and golden brown, about 1 hour. It's a good thing that I always check because even after adding the broth, the liquid was eventually absorbed or evaporated.


  • 50g potato peel (2 large potatoes worth should do)
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • Pinch of chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper, to taste
  • 50g kale (leaves only)


1. Preheat oven to gas mark 2/150ºC/300ºF and line two or three baking trays with baking parchment.

2. Mix the oil and seasoning, then use half to coat the potatoes.

3. Remove the woody stalks from the kale and roughly chop into bite-sized pieces. Coat with the other half of the seasoned oil. Rub for 1–2 minutes until well-coated and starting to soften.

4. Spread the potatoes in a thin, even layer on as many baking trays as needed. And pit in the oven for 10 minutes.

5. Meanwhile place the kale on a tray in a thin layer. When the potatoes have had 10 minutes, add the kale and set the timer for 15 minutes.

6. Remove from the oven. Allow to crisp up for a few minutes before eating.

7. These are best eaten within a few hours but can be stored for 1–2 days in an airtight container. You will need to re-crisp on a low heat in the oven for 3–4 minutes before serving.

4. Hasselback potatoes

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Hasselbacks have become a trendy alternative to baked potatoes in recent years, and one reason is that you get the taste of a delicious jacket potato, but they cook much faster. They can be served in the same way, or like the tornado potatoes above, drizzle them with sauces and toppings that will fall into the gaps for a gooey, yummy dish. Jordan's top tip is to use chopsticks or wooden spoons, laid either side of your potatoes when you cut them, to avoid cutting all the way through. This recipe uses sweet potatoes, but switch in regular baking potatoes if you'd like.

Fondant potatoes: here's how to make your potatoes super tasty

  Fondant potatoes: here's how to make your potatoes super tasty Here's how to make fondant potatoes – a fancy, French take on the humble spudWe'd recommend opting for Maris Piper potatoes due to their high starch content. From there, all you'll need is a little oil, butter, stock and seasoning. Doesn't sound too difficult, right? Right! So let's get to it...


  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 7/220°C/ 425°F.

2. Cut the potatoes in half lengthways, then lay skin side up. Cut narrow slices (think £1 coin width) into the potatoes, making sure not to cut through the base.

3. Mix the cumin, seasoning and oil in an ovenproof dish, then rub the potatoes with the oil and place them with the skins up on the dish. Cook for 40–50 minutes until crispy and browned.

This recipe from Gousto is part of their Harissa chicken and sweet potato dish.

5. Potato cakes

Potato cakes are another way to eat breakfast for dinner. If you serve with homemade beans as Gousto have you can enjoy it for any meal of the day. Or for a really comforting feast, add your favourite sausage and eggs.

Make the potato cake mixture ahead so that you can shape and allow to firm in the fridge for a while. This makes them less likely to fall apart in the hot pan when you cook them.


  • 400g potatoes
  • 10g chopped chives
  • Olive oil
  • 5 tbsp plain flour
  • Salt and pepper


1. Peel and chop the potatoes into bite sized pieces.

2. Put in a pan of salted water. Bring to the boil then boil on a high heat for 15 minutes or until tender.

3. Once cooked, drain and run under cold water until cool enough to handle. Return to the pot and mash until smooth then add half of the chives, 2–3 tbsp of olive oil and season well.

4. Add the flour and mix to form a dough. Create a ball with the dough then divide into 6 balls on a floured surface. Flatten each ball into a patty with your hands and sprinkle with extra flour. You can now put in the fridge for half an hour to firm them.

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5. Heat a wide frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add a knob of butter and two tablespoons of oil, then once hot add the potato cakes.

6. Fry for 4 minutes on each side (or until golden brown) then remove and pat off the oil on kitchen towel. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

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