Tuesday, February 24, 2009

jill dupleix's crash hot potatoes

jill is really on the pulse of things. she knows people crave delicious food, are time poor, may not all possess michelin star expertise and simply want ..... simple food..... so she gives it to us with two volumes - simple food and very simple food. she satisfies us on different levels and make us feel good about ourselves...that we can cook so we can have something good for us, which is delicious, which is simple. i feel like i'm raving. forgive me. i can't help it.
let me now rave on about the potatoes. these are a wonderful way to prepare potatoes. wonderful because they are simple and delicious. and on the night i made them, they also fitted in with someone's aversion to dairy. and they can be preboiled, ready to be roasted just before dinner is served....and....and..... i'm sure you'll be able to add to the list of great things this potato dish is about.

small potatoes
sea salt
olive oil
freshly ground pepper
your herbs of choice, eg, thyme, rosemary, sage

preheat the oven to 250 degrees celcius.
boil the unpeeled potatoes in salted water until tender.
place the drained potatoes on a oiled baking sheet and squash each potato with a potato masher until it is about 1-2 centimetres thick.
drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and herbs.
roast the potatoes in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden and crispy.

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