Tag Archives: potatoes

New Potatoes with herbs and anchovy butter

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This was a surprisingly good recipe! I was looking for a simple recipe for a side dish to go with steaks and found this from thekitchn. Here’s the recipe. 

Serves 2-4

1 pound new potatoes, scrubbed
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 oil-packed anchovy fillet
1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley (or dill, mint, or a mixture of herbs)
Additional salt, if needed

Place the potatoes, water and salt in a medium pot with a lid and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Lower heat and simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes, or until the tip of a knife pierces easily through one of the larger potatoes.

While the potatoes are simmering, place the butter and anchovy in a small bowl. Use a fork to mash them together, until the anchovy is in small flecks throughout the butter.

When the potatoes are done cooking, drain them in a colander and return them to the still-warm pot. Add the anchovy butter and herbs, and cover pot. Move pot around in a circular motion, so that the potatoes tumble around and are coated completely in the butter and herbs. Depending on the saltiness of your anchovy, you may need to add more salt. Taste a potato and add 1/4 teaspoon salt (or more) if needed. Serve warm.

Additional Notes

  • Fingerling or another type of small, creamy potato can be substituted for new potatoes.
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No-fuss Shepherd’s Pie

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Tried this recipe last week. It’s a simple recipe. It works. But I’m sure it can be improved. Here it is:

Ingredients 

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2-3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 500g pack lamb mince
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • large splash Worcestershire sauce
  • 500ml beef stock
  • 900g potatoes, cut into chunks 
  • 85g butter
  • 3 tbsp milk
    1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan, then soften the onion and carrots for a few mins. When soft, turn up the heat, crumble in the lamb and brown, tipping off any excess fat. Add the tomato purée and Worcestershire sauce, then fry for a few mins. Pour over the stock, bring to a simmer, then cover and cook for 40 mins, uncovering halfway.

    2. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 180C/ fan 160C/ gas 4, then make the mash. Boil the potatoes in salted water for 10-15 mins until tender. Drain, then mash with the butter and milk.

    3. Put the mince into an ovenproof dish, top with the mash and ruffle with a fork. The pie can now be chilled and frozen for up to a month. Bake for 20-25 mins until the top is starting to colour and the mince is bubbling through at the edges. (To bake from frozen, cook at 160C/fan 140C/gas 3 for 1 hr-1 hr 20 mins until piping hot in the centre. Flash under the grill to brown, if you like.) Leave to stand for 5 mins before serving.

Portobello and Potato Soup

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Found this recipe on a baby feeding Facebook page. Loving the recipes!

Recipes

1) 1 1/2 Potatoes (Left over from making baby porridge) – Cut cube
2) 1 white Onion – chopped
3) 1 tsp blended Garlic ( Optional)
4) 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter , if too dry while cooking can add 1 tbsp olive oil.
5) 3 Portobello Mushroom – Cut to piece
6) Salt , Balck Pepper & Parsley Flakes(optional)
7) Abt 1 1/2 cup of Water. ( Should put vege or chicken stock, more flavor)

Steps:
1) Put Butter with lower heat, add potatoes and Onion & Blended Garlic, stir fry for 5 minutes till tender.
2) Add in Portobello Mushroom stir for 5 minute again , then add water simmer for 10 minutes…
3) Then blend it till smooth, for Baby can serve with little bit black pepper.
For Adult add 1 tsp salt , black pepper & Parsley Flakes.