Monday, 23 February 2015

Lazy Fondant Potatoes

This is a lazy form of fondant potatoes which doesn't even require the potatoes to be peeled.


  • 3 large potatoes, washed and any bad bits cut out
  • 25g butter
  • 1 chicken or vegetable stock cube
  • 200ml boiling water
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped in half


  1. Cut the potatoes into slices about an inch or an inch and a half in width.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan large enough to hold all the potatoes over a medium-high heat.
  3. When the butter starts to bubble, place the potatoes into the pan.
  4. Sear the first side of the potatoes for 3 or 4 minutes and then turn them over.
  5. Give the other side a further 3 or 4 minutes.
  6. Dissolve the stock cube in the boiling water.
  7. Pour the stock water into the pan and add the garlic.
  8. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  9. Turn the potatoes again and give another 5 to 10 minutes. If the pan is starting to get dry add a bit more liquid, but remember that you want it to all be reduced down before serving.
  10. Remove the potatoes from the pan, serve as a side dish and drizzle any remaining liquid in the pan over the potatoes.

Serves 2.