Delicious crispy potatoes transformed from cold left over spudsPosted by Fiona Nevile in Vegetables and Sides, Vegetarian | 7 comments
We are going through a craze of eating Rooster potatoes at the moment. These are red skinned and extremely floury. The trick with Roosters is to wash them but not to peel them. The skin stops the spuds breaking up in the saucepan and can be easily peeled off before serving if you have time on your hands. Even the skin of a Rooster potato is tasty so there’s no prinky peeling here at the cottage.
Last weekend I discovered that D had a lot of cold, boiled leftover Rooster potatoes. The perfect excuse for making these fried potatoes. They are not as fatty as they sound, they are fried in a little olive oil and garlic very gently for an hour. I use garlic granules for this dish as they don’t become brown and bitter in the pan. Somehow the fat doesn’t soak into the flesh too much. It's important to give the potato slices enough room in the pan so that they can be flipped over easily. We generally use two sauté pans for these. This recipe makes enough for four normal people or two greedy people (guess which category we fall into?).
These are delicious with cold meat and and green vegetables.
Delicious slow fried crispy potatoes recipe
6 medium cold boiled potatoes
2 tbls of olive oil
2 tsp of garlic granules
Salt and pepper to taste
Slice the cooked potatoes into 7mm rings
Heat the olive oil in two sauté pans gently and turn the knob to the lowest heat setting – secret trick
Add the potato slices and turn them carefully to coat the flesh in olive oil
Sprinkle the upside of potato slices with the garlic granules and salt and pepper to taste
Leave the heat on the ring at the lowest setting and after fifteen minutes flip the slices over. Leave for 15 minutes before turning over again. Continue until the potatoes have been slowly crisping for at least an hour in total, checking every now and then to make sure that they don’t burn.
N.B. My mother was given this recipe when she was living in Germany. The trick to their crispy deliciousness is in the long cooking time and the low temperature. If you try to hurry them they don’t taste the same at all.
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