Seasonal local food recipe No. 148: Hugh’s roasted new potatoes with harissaPosted on June 1st, 2012 1 comment
I can vouch for this easy and delicious potato recipe. Harissa is the hot spicy paste wisely used in North African cooking.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall says: “Crisp, red and spicy, these potatoes are fantastic on their own, eaten greedily from the tin with your fingers… In all cases, serve with lots of green salad.”
Preparation / cooking time: 1 hour
750g new potatoes
3 tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tbsp harissa
2 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, coarsely chopped
Heat the oven to 190C/375F/gas mark 5. Cut the potatoes into even-sized chunks and put in a roasting tin – you need one big enough for there to be a little bit of space between them. Add the oil, season, and toss the potatoes so they are well coated. Roast for 30-40 minutes, or until the potatoes are starting to turn golden brown and crisp.
Remove from the oven, give them a good stir, then mix in the harissa, making sure it coats all the potatoes. Return to the oven for 10 minutes, until the harissa just starts to caramelise. Serve hot, scattered with chopped parsley.
Hugh adds: “To turn them into even more of a meal, serve them with crumbled ricotta, puy lentils or a poached egg, or add a tin of drained chickpeas to the potatoes along with the harissa for the last 10 minutes of roasting.”
NOT a good way to start the day before the sun comes up with my trusty hot water bottle on my lap and a nice strong cup of tea and the very first tasty delight on my rss feed reader makes me drool right in my lap! What a scrumptious delight Hugh! Gotta make that one tonight! Cheers for posting it 🙂
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