The Hairy Bikers’ fondant potatoes are really easy to make. Flavoured with garlic, thyme and butter these delicious potatoes are perfect served with your roast dinner.They’re ideal if you’re bored of the same old roast potatoes or boiled potatoes. The Hairy Bikers serve their fondant potatoes with pickled pears and roast partridge. You could serve them as a special treat for Christmas or Easter. These delicious fondant potatoes only take 30 mins to make and serve 4 people. If you’re feeding more people just double up the ingredient quantities. This recipe was taken from the Hairy Bikers' 12 days of Christmas special on BBC2.
4 good potatoes
2 cloves garlic, just a bit smashed
2 or 3 of sprigs of thyme
150g (5oz) butter
75ml (3fl oz) chicken stock (you can use vegetable stock to make this recipe vegetarian)
Sea salt flakes and black pepper
Peel the potatoes, cut a flat top and bottom on your spud. Cut out a round of potato with a pastry cutter. Cut off the sharp corners to make a nice barrel shape.
Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat until it starts to foam. Place the potatoes in the pan and cook for about 5-6 minutes until golden on the bottom. When done turn over the potato and cook for the same time again.
Add the stock. Put in the crushed garlic clove and thyme sprigs, watch out for this exploding everywhere. Season well.
Cover and simmer gently until the potato is cooked. Keep warm.
This recipe is taken from the Hairy Bikers' 12 days of Christmas special, BBC2, 2009.