Friday, July 9, 2010

Recipe: Spiced New Potatoes with Mayonnaise


This is such a scrumptious moreish side dish. I served these roasted potatoes alongside my cheddar and chive quiche, but this dish is also very good served at the beginning of a meal, as finger food. People can pick up the little potatoes and dip into the mayonnaise, or you can put coctail sticks into them to make it slightly less messy! Also, despite what a lot of people think, it is SO easy to make your own mayonnaise, it takes less than 5 minutes really, and it always tastes so good. The mayo recipe here is a good base recipe as well, if you want to make any special flavoured versions (Lime/ diijon mustard/ curry etc.)

Spiced roasted new potatoes with homemade mayonnaise (serves 4 as a starter) 83p per portion

For the potatoes

500g baby new potatoes
Extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp Schwartz Fajita spice mix
½ tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp dried thyme
½ tsp garam masala
Salt and black pepper

For the mayonnaise
3 egg yolks
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, crushed
300ml olive oil
Salt, pepper and sugar to taste

1. Whisk the egg yolks, vinegar and garlic together. Whilst whisking gradually add the olive oil until you have a fairly thick consistency. Add plenty of salt, pepper, and a little sugar to taste. Put in the fridge until ready to serve.
2. Preheat the oven to 180C. Boil the potatoes in salted water for 7 minutes, then drain.
3. Put the potatoes into a roasting tin, drizzle with plenty of extra virgin olive oil, put all the spices, herbs, salt and pepper, and mix thoroughly to coat.
4. Cook in the oven for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove from the oven, put on a plate and scrape any leftover spiced oil from the roasting tin over them. Serve with the mayonnaise or as a side dish by themselves.

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