Fondant potatoes

Try something new with potatoes. Fondant potatoes are favourites with chefs, and are seasoned with rosemary and thyme. They're gorgeous when served as part of a Sunday roast

  • Prep:8 mins
    Cook:40 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 409
  • fat 29g
  • saturates 18g
  • carbs 30g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 4g
  • salt 0.2g


  • 6 medium Maris Piper potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 4 large garlic cloves, bashed
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 200ml chicken or vegetable stock


  1. Slice the ends off the potatoes so they lay flat on either side.

  2. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium-low heat. When hot, add the potatoes cut-side down. Fry for 5-7 mins, or until deep golden brown, then flip and fry on the other side. Add the butter to the pan to melt.

  3. Scatter the garlic and herbs around the potatoes and season well. Carefully pour the stock around the veg, being aware of any hot butter that may splash out. Cover and simmer gently for 25-30 mins, or until the potatoes are tender, then serve.

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