Saturday, 3 May 2008

Sticky Garlic Potatoes

Nigella Lawson's Feast is one of my favourite cookery books. There are so many wonderful recipes and everything I have made is very tasty indeed. These potatoes are a favourite in my house and I made these them last night. The potatoes are boiled first and then after they have been drained they bashed and squashed in the pan along with some garlic, before being cooked in the oven. They are a combination of mashed and roasted and galic caramelises in the heat. They are truly delicious and so easy to make. I think they are my favourite way to have potatoes at the moment.

750g little new potatoes
8 cloves of garlic
125ml oliive or vegetable oil

  • Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil then cook the potates for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to Gas 7/220C. Drain them and then put back in the pan.
  • Peel the garlic clovesby squashing them with the flat of a knife so that they bruise gently and come out of their skins. Put them in the pan with the potatoes and then bash it all with the end of a rolling pin so they are cracked and split.
  • Put the oil in a roasting tin and heat up in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully tip the potatoes and garlic into the hot oil and cook for 15 minutes. Turn them and cook for another 15 minutes.

These are wonderful and if you like potatoes then you will love these sticky garlic roast come mashed ones.

I am off on my holidays to Cuba tomorrow so there won't be any posts here for a couple of weeks. I shall be enjoying some diving and sipping cocktails on the beach. I hope you don't envy me too much. I will be back in a couple of weeks so until then take care and I'll see you all very soon.

Thursday, 1 May 2008

I've been tagged

My friend Brenda from Tea and Wheaten Bread has invited me to play tag. I have to pick six words that describe me and then have to tag six other bloggers to do the same. The idea is to get to know people a little better and let them get to know a little bit more about me. I think it is a great idea and am happy to join in.

I wasn't sure how I would describe myself so asked my husband for a bit of help. I think these words describe me quite well

  • Funloving
  • Adventurous
  • Sensitive
  • Thoughtful
  • Passionate
  • Dependable

The people I'm tagging are: