Entries in potatoes (26)

Tuesday
Jun182013

ofm top twenty: chicken with potatoes

 

this ofm top twenty chicken with potatoes recipe from jill dupliex, which calls for poussin, rather than a bigger bird, was a convenient one-dish supper for one. however, given that, in the spirit of this recipe challenge, i had to actually follow the recipe as written it was less satisfying to make than my usual home-alone ventures - i was particularly itching to add some lemon to the mix of chicken, tomatoes, red onions and potatoes. i also would have swapped the potatoes (which i’m not particularly keen on) for something more appealing, such as fennel or squash. however, i restrained myself and did as i was told.

so how did i get on?

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Friday
Jul202012

summer chicken

this was a very simple supper, created to showcase some teeny tiny potatoes that a friend provided me with from her garden. this is my first home grown (albeit not by me!) garden produce of the year and given how feeble my courgette and tomato plants are looking, it might be the last!

the potatoes were mixed with slices of both fennel and red pepper plus some shallots, garlic and chilli before being tossed with olive oil and lemon juice. the squeezed lemon halves were then cut into small pieces (1-2 cm) and they were added to the roasting tray too (they caramelise as they cook and taste delicious – eat the whole lot), along with my seasoned chicken thighs, to be roasted for 30-40 mins at 200c.

the accompaniments were asparagus (just boiled) and courgette chunks which i fried with garlic, chilli and strips of sundried tomatoes until they softened. very easy and very delicious.

Saturday
Oct082011

moro top ten: poor man’s potatoes

 

“this dish may be simple but there’s something about it that is inexplicably good”

from the original moro book, this is a good potato based side dish if you fancy a change from the more ubiquitous patatas bravas. onions, garlic and peppers are slowly cooked with bay leaves until they are soft and sweet and then the potato is added. variations include a dish with re pepper instead of green and with the addition of chopped egg (that’s one version i won’t be trying!).

so, how did i get on?

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Wednesday
Sep282011

moro top ten: trinxat

 

“we first ate this dish at a simple restaurant on the outskirts of barcelona – it is like a particularly delicious bubble and squeak”

this recipe from moro east combines potatoes, turnips and greens with a couple of types of pork to create bubble and squeak, spanish style. i was quite excited by this as it was a good excuse to buy turnips, a vegetable i only use rarely (has anyone any recipe recommendations to show them off?).

so, how did i get on?

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Sunday
Jul102011

potato pizza

this is the second potato pizza i made, to accompany the pork version - i took the same approach, just with roasted tomatoes in place of the pork.