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Photography: David Loftus

Perfect roast potatoes


One thing's for sure, if you can master the perfect roast potatoes, you're well on your way to the perfect Christmas dinner. This year, with a few e tra tric!s, "'ve managed to get them spot on. "'ve discovered that the hum#le potato masher is the secret to the perfect roastie, and you lot out there will #e a#le to ma!e these at home no pro#lem. "'ve done a lot of potatoes, as it's always #etter to have too many so you've got some leftover. " don't e pect you to have different flavoured spuds for Christmas, "'m $ust giving you options so you can choose whatever's perfect for you.
Nutritional Information - Amount per serving:

Calories 290kcal Car#s40.8g %ugar1.7g &at10.6g %aturates 1.4g Protein5.7g

P'"(T T)"% '*C"P*

Serves 6

Ingredients

+., !g -aris Piper potatoes, peeled sea salt freshly ground #lac! pepper olive oil + #ul# garlic, #ro!en into cloves red wine vinegar Flavour combo 1 . good lugs olive oil + #unch fresh rosemary, leaves pic!ed Flavour combo 2 ,/ g #utter, cut into little cu#es + #unch fresh sage, roughly torn + clementine Flavour combo 3 . ta#lespoons goose fat + #unch fresh thyme, leaves pic!ed . fresh #ay leaves

Method
Preheat your oven to 190C/375 /gas 5! Pee" your potatoes #ith a $ni%e or spee& pee"er an& 'ut any "arger ones so they(re a"" an even-si)e - t#i'e the si)e o% a s*uash +a"" is a+out right! ,ash your potatoes in 'o"& #ater to get ri& o% any e-tra star'h then tip into a "arge pot. 'over #ith 'o"& #ater an& season #e""! /ring to the +oi" an& 'oo$ %or a+out 6 to 7 minutes. so that they(re par+oi"e&. then &rain in a 'o"an&er an& "eave to steam &ry %or 3 minutes! 0ive the 'o"an&er a +it o% a sha$e to he"p 'hu%% up the potatoes 1 this #i"" he"p to ma$e them super 'risp "ater on! At this point. you nee& to &e'i&e #hi'h %"avour 'om+o to go #ith! 2ip your potatoes into a tray or pan in one "ayer. an& a&& your %at 1 o"ive oi". +utter or goose %at 1 then season rea""y #e"" #ith sa"t an& pepper! At this stage. 3(m not going to a&& any more %"avour! 2oss your potatoes in the %at. or use a spoon or %ish s"i'e to miit a"" up! 4ou 'ou"& get the potatoes up to this stage the &ay +e%ore. simp"y 'over them #ith '"ing %i"m or tin %oi" an& pop in the +ottom o% your %ri&ge or in a 'oo" p"a'e unti" you nee& them! Put your potatoes in the hot oven to 'oo$ %or 30 minutes unti" "ight"y go"&en an& three *uarters 'oo$e&! 5o#(s the time %or my ne# tri'$! 0ent"y s*uash ea'h potato #ith a potato masher to in'rease the sur%a'e area 1 the more o% your potato that(s in 'onta't #ith the pan. the 'rispier it #i"" +e! ,hi'hever %at you(re using. you no# #ant to prepare the rest o% the %"avourings! A&& a goo& "ug o% o"ive oi" to a sma"" +o#" an& a&& the her+s. gar"i' an& a sp"ash o% re& #ine vinegar. then s'run'h an& mi- it up a +it! 3% you(re using +utter. pee" in a goo& %e# strips o% '"ementine )est #ith a spee& pee"er 1 you #on(t eat these +ut they("" a&& ama)ing %"avour! A&& the %"avour to your potatoes an& give the pan a goo& sha$e. then pop +a'$ in the hot oven %or 60 to 65 minutes unti" per%e't %or your "i$ing! 4ou(re "oo$ing %or gnar"y. 'rispy. +u++"y an& &e"i'ious! 2rans%er to a p"ate "ine& #ith $it'hen paper to &rain o%% some o% the e-'ess %at. then tu'$ in7 3(& +e happy #ith any o% these %"avour 'om+os. +ut this year 3("" +e going %or +utter. +ut may+e #ith the rosemary an& gar"i'! So you rea""y 'an mi- it up ho#ever you "i$e!

Cartofi fript ra perfect!


0n lucru e sigur, dac1 putei maestru cartofii friptura perfecta, esti #ine pe cale de a cina perfecta de Craciun. 2n acest an, cu c3teva trucuri plus, am reuit s14i faa locului pe. 5m descoperit ca main1 de tocat cartofi umil este secretul de a roastie perfect1, i ai mult acolo, va fi capa#il s1 fac1 aceste la domiciliu nici o pro#lem1. 5m f1cut o mulime de cartofi, aa cum este 6ntotdeauna mai #ine s1 ai#1 prea multe, astfel 6nc3t s1 ai ni te resturi. (u m1 atept s1 avei diferite spuds aromate de Cr1ciun, eu doar oferindu4v1 op iuni, astfel 6nc3t s1 putei alege ceea ce e perfect pentru tine.
Informatii nutritionale - per porie:

Calorii290kcal Car#ohidrati40.8g 7ah1r1.7g 8r1simi10"6

g g

5ci9i grai saturai 1"4 Proteine5.7g

"-P'"-5 5C*5%T5 '*T*T5

Servete 6

Ingrediente

+., !g -aris Piper cartofi, curatati sare de mare piper negru proaspat macinat ulei de m1sline + usturoi #ec, rupt 6n cuioare oet de vin rou Aroma Combo 1 . urechi de #un ulei de m1sline + #uchet de ro9marin proaspat, frun9e ales Aroma Combo 2 ,/ g unt, se taie 6n cu#uri mici + #uchet proaspete de salvie, apro imativ rupt + Clementine Aroma Combo 3 . linguri de gr1sime de g3sc1 + #uchet cim#ru proaspat, frun9e ales . frun9e de dafin proaspete

Metod!
Se in'a")este 'uptoru" "a 190 8 C/375 8 s*uash este &e apro-imativ &reptate! / ga) 5! Co9i &e 'arto%i 'u un 'utit sau vite)a 'u itu"ui i a t:iat ori'e 'e"e mai mari. ast%e" ;n'<t toate sunt o 'hiar i &e &imensiuni - &e &ou: ori &e m:rimea unei mingi &e Sp:"a i 'arto%ii in apa re'e pentru a s':pa &e ori'e ami&on sup"imentar

apoi v<r%u" ;ntr-o oa": mare. se a'oper: 'u ap: re'e i +ine se)onu"! us'at timp &e 3 minute! pentru a merge 'u!

Se a&u'e "a %ier+ere i se %ier+e timp &e

apro-imativ 6-7 minute. ast%e" ;n'<t a'estea sunt %iert. apoi se s'urge ;ntr-o stre'ur:toare i se "as: s: a+ur =a stre'ur:toare un pi' &e un sha$e pentru a a9uta "a 'hu%% "a 'arto%i - a'est "u'ru va >n a'est moment. ave i nevoie pentru a &e'i&e 'are Com+o gust >n a'est sta&iu. eu nu am &e a9uta pentru a "e %a'e super-'"are mai t<r)iu!

S%at 'arto%ii intr-o tava sau tigaie ;ntr-un singur strat. i se a&aug: grasime - u"ei &e

m:s"ine. unt sau gr:sime &e g<s': - atun'i se)onu" %oarte +ine 'u sare i piper! ameste'a! e"e!

g<n& s: a&:uga i mai gust!Arun': 'arto%ii in grasimi. sau &e a %o"osi o "ingura sau pe te %e"ie &e tot Ai putea o+ ine 'arto%i p<n: "a a'east: etap: 'u o )i ;nainte. pur i simp"u "e a'operi 'u %o"ie sau %o"ie &e staniu i pop. ;n partea &e 9os a %rigi&eru"ui sau ;ntr-un "o' r:'oros p<n: '<n& ave i nevoie &e Pune 'arto%ii "a 'uptor %ier+inte pentru a g:ti timp &e 30 &e minute. p<n: s%erturi u or &e aur i trei A'um e timpu" pentru nou" meu tru'! ? or &e s*uash %ie'are 'arto% 'u o ma in: &e to'at 'arto%i A&auga o ure'he +un: &e u"ei &e preparate!

pentru a 're te supra%a a - mai mu"t &e 'arto%i ta 'are e ;n 'onta't 'u tigaie. 'ro'ant: va %i!3n&i%erent &e grasime pe 'are ;" uti"i)a i. a'um &ori i pentru a preg:ti restu" &e arome! si se ameste'a un pi'! mas"ine intr-un 'astron mi' si se a&auga ier+uri. usturoi i un strop &e o et &e vin ro u. apoi meste'a 'u )gomot =a': uti"i)a i unt. 'oa9a &e "a o +un: '<teva +en)i &e 'oa9a &e C"ementine 'u un 'u it &e A&auga aroma "a 'arto%ii i s: &ea 'ur: at vite): - nu ve i m<n'a a'estea. &ar e"e vor a&auga aroma uimitoare! p"a'u" &umneavoastr:! Cau i no&uros. 'ro'ante. /u"+u' si &e"i'ios!

pan un sha$e +un. atun'i pop ;napoi ;n 'uptor %ier+inte timp &e 60 "a 65 &e minute p<n: '<n& per%e't pentru 2rans%er "a o p"a': ':ptu it: 'u h<rtie &e A %i %eri'it 'u ori'are &intre a'este +u':t:rie s: se s'urg: o parte &in e-'esu" &e grasime. apoi ;nve"es'7 poate ameste'a totu i &ori i!

'om+o-uri aroma. &ar ;n a'est an voi merge pentru unt. &ar poate 'u ro)marin i usturoi!=e'i. ;ntr-a&ev:r se