1. Cooking recipes: It sounds awfully posh,
doesn't it? But these potatoes are really an
easy and luxurious side dish to a roast or
steak. Serve this with your favorite healthy
4 potatoes, peeled, cut into barrel-shapes
using a cookie cutter
75ml/3fl oz chicken or vegetable stock
2 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed lightly
with the edge of a knife
2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
sea salt flakes and freshly ground black
1. Heat the butter over a medium heat
in a saucepan. When the butter is
foaming, add the potatoes and fry
until deep golden-brown on one side,
about 5-6 minutes. (Do not move the
potatoes as they cook.)
2. Turn over the potatoes and cook for a
further 5-6 minutes, or until goldenbrown on both sides.
3. Carefully pour in the stock, and then
add the garlic cloves and thyme sprigs.
(CAUTION: the hot fat will splutter
when it comes into contact with the
stock.) Season, to taste, with salt and
freshly ground black pepper.
4. Cover the pan with a lid and reduce
the heat until the stock is simmering.
Simmer the potatoes until tender,
then remove the potatoes from the
pan using a slotted spoon and keep