Friday, 2 September 2011

Baked New Potatoes

This method of cooking new potatoes leaves you with something which is halfway between roast potatoes and baked potatoes. It's a nice change from the usually ways of cooking new potatoes and it's especially fun to let your dinners unwrap the paper themselves.


  • 12 new potatoes (6 per person), washed, any bad bits removed and cut in half
  • 4 cloves of garlic (2 per person), peeled
  • 4 tbsp olive oil (2 per person)
  • 2 tsp chopped herbs (1 per person), sage is good, but you can use the same herbs that you've used in the dish the potatoes are accompanying
  • salt and pepper to season


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl until the potatoes are all covered evenly in oil and herbs.
  3. Take a large piece of greaseproof paper and place 6 potatoes and 2 cloves of garlic in the middle of it.
  4. Fold the edges of the greaseproof paper into the center and fold over themselves a few times to seal the package shut. If you can't get it to keep shut using just folding then use a couple of staples.
  5. Place on a baking tray and make the other package(s) with the remaining potatoes.
  6. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
  7. Serve on the plate while still wrapped up.

Serves 2.

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