Mustard Roasted Potatoes with Cherry Tomatoes

When you are looking for a potato dish that is just a little bit different, this is a super recipe with lots of flavour. 

Baby potatoes are tossed in wholegrain mustard and olive oil and then roasted. Cherry tomatoes are added near the end of roasting – just until they start to burst their skins.

Mustard Roasted Potatoes with Cherry Tomatoes

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 50 minutes
  • Ingredients
  • 1 kg (2 lb 2 oz)baby potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 300 g (11 oz) cherry tomatoes
  • Method
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F) (gas 6).
  • Put the potatoes in a medium-sized roasting pan. Add the oil, mustard, and seasoning and mix together until the potatoes are coated.
  • Roast the potatoes for 45 minutes or until they are tender.
  • Then add the cherry tomatoes and return to the oven for a further 5 minutes until their skins begin to burst.
  • Serve.
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Hash Browns

These tasty little hash browns are tossed with paprika and parsley and then cooked in butter.

Hash Browns

4 servings
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Ingredients
  • 700 g (1 lb 8oz potatoes, about 4 or 5 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 55 g (2 oz) butter (¼ cup, or ½ stick)
  • Method
  • Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F) (gas 5).
  • Add the cubed potatoes to a pan of boiling, salted water, bring back to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes to blanch. Drain and dry on a piece of kitchen paper.
  • Tip the potato cubes into a bowl. Add the paprika and chopped parsley. Season. Toss together until the cubes are coated with the paprika.
  • Now melt the butter in a shallow roasting tin or 1.2 litre (2 pint ) (5 cup) baking dish, about 2 minutes.
  • Carefully tip in the potato cubes and stir to coat with the butter.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until the potatoes are tender, golden brown and crunchy round the edges.
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Chunky Home Fries

Chunky Home Fries

These home fries are the best! They are easy to make and almost as quick as opening a bag of frozen supermarket ones! Plain or spicy.

Chunky Home Fries

4 servings
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes for 4 servings
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes

  • Ingredients
  • 900 g (2 lb) potatoes*
  • 3 tbsp oil, flavourless (not olive oil)
  • salt and freshly milled pepper

Note

  • * The varieties I would suggest: Maris Piper in the U.K. and Yukon Gold in Canada.


  • Method
  • Adjust oven rack to lowest level. Preheat to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6

  • Line a large roasting tin/pan with baking parchment (which prevents the chips from sticking) and add the oil.
  • Heat in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile wash and peel potatoes. Slice into 1.25 cm (½ inch) thick rounds and then into 1.25 cm (½ inch) thick strips.
  • Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and then add the chips and parboil for 5 minutes.
  • Drain well and pat dry with kitchen paper.
  • Carefully add the chips to the hot oil, turning to coat.
  • Season.
  • Cook in the oven for 40 minutes, turning halfway through, until they are golden and crisp.
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Spicy Chunky Home Fries

4 servings
  • Ingredients
  • 900 g (2 lb) floury potatoes (about 6 medium)
  • 3 tbsp flavourless oil
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • Method
  • Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F) (gas 6).
  • Line a large roasting tin/pan with baking parchment (which prevents the chips from sticking) and add the oil.
  • Heat in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile wash and peel potatoes. Slice into 1.25 cm (½ inch) thick rounds and then into 1.25 cm (½ inch) thick strips.
  • Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and then add the chips and parboil for 5 minutes.
  • Drain well and pat dry with kitchen paper.
  • Tip into a bowl and add the flour, paprika salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  • Then carefully add the chips to the hot oil, turning to coat.
  • Cook in the oven for 40 minutes, turning halfway through, until they are golden and crisp.
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Updated: April 16, 2020