Box the potato! The 3 coolest ways to prepare potatoes.

As the saying goes, all good things come in threes. For example, there were three Wise Men while Donald Duck had three nephews! And as the video above shows, we've come up with three great recipes for preparing potatoes in classy and tasty ways...

1. Creamy Potatoes

You'll need:

  • 11 small round potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chopped rosemary
  • 1 tsp chopped thyme
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 10 fl oz chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley

Here's how:

  1. Add the potatoes, olive oil, rosemary, thyme, butter, and salt to a pan.
  2. Next add the chicken broth and leave it to cook down until the broth has boiled away and the potatoes are soft.
  3. Press the potatoes flat using a second, slightly smaller pan and fry it on both sides until they are crispy.
  4. To finish, sprinkle on some parsley before serving.

2. Fondant Potatoes

You'll need:

  • 4 large potatoes (starchy)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 6¾ fl oz vegetable stock

Here's how:

  1. As seen in the video, peel the potatoes into cylindrical, rectangular blocks.
  2. Cut the potato blocks in half and fry them in a pan heated with oil until they're golden on the bottom. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Turn the potatoes over to fry them on the other wide before adding the butter and thyme.
  4. Pour the vegetable stock into the pan and leave everything to boil for a short while.
  5. To finish, place everything in an oven set to 390°F with the top and bottom heat on for 30 minutes.

3. "Boxed" Potatoes

You'll need:

  • 9 medium-sized potatoes (starchy)
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chopped rosemary

Here's how:

  1. First boil the potatoes in salty water until they're soft.
  2. Spread olive oil on a baking tray, place the potatoes on top, and and crush them using your fists or a suitable kitchen utensil.
  3. Season the "boxed" potatoes with olive oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Bake them at 390°F in a preheated oven with the top and bottom heat on for 15 minutes. Serve the potatoes with a dollop of crème fraîche.

The only problem with these three recipes is that you have to choose which one you want to prepare first. Quite a tricky decision! Let us know which one is your favorite!


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