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Mmmm Mmmm Potatoes 23Jun08

maggie's special potatoes

Today I bring you my favorite potato recipe. I honestly don’t remember where I got it from or if I made it up myself.

small potatoes – washed and ready to go
fresh rosemary leaves – chopped
1 chopped yellow onion
2-3 cloves of garlic – chopped fine
shallots – sliced thin
extra virgin olive oil
grey poupon
sea salt
fresh ground pepper

Step 1: The potatoes
Boil the potatoes until soft – not cracked! About 8-10 mins will do depending on the size. Drain the potatoes and slice in half or quarters.

Step 2: The spices
In a frying pan, drizzle some olive oil and throw in the onions. Let the onions sweat a bit and then throw in the garlic and chopped rosemary leaves.

Step 3: Mixing it all together
Throw in the cut potatoes, open sides down. Throw in 2-3 tablespoons of dijon mustard. And mix it around until it’s covering every potato. Let the whole thing cook until potatoes are brownish and crispy. Salt and pepper it up & it’s okay to have burnt garlic and onion bits!

Step 4: The best part
In a separate pan – i like using my cast iron – drizzle some olive oil and throw on the shallots. Cook until crispy brown. Throw this on top of the potatoes when serving.

I like to add a dollop of sour cream :)

  • joejhorn says:

    Wow, they look good. I’m going to have to try them. I love potatoes too. I really love French Fries and Oven Fries.

    I just did an entry all about potatoes on my wordpress blog if you are interested.


  • Celine says:

    Good day,I have just read your post in SAM and it looks like I have missed pttaoo day’.Would you be good enough to let me know if I am still able to order any pttaooes and onions?Thank you a keen home grown veg gardener in Sale.


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