From Quids in! issue 4
So, what can you do with your home grown potatoes? Try one of Gill Holcombe’s recipes from her book Fish Pies and French Fries, Vegetables, Meat and Something Sweet … Affordable, Everyday Food and Family-friendly Recipes Made Easy.
Homemade Oven Baked Chips
Maris pipers are ideal for chips
- Peel potatoes and cut into large chunks while you pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 7 (220°C).
- Pour a few tablespoons of oil on to a large baking tray or roasting dish, add the chips and use your hands to mix and coat with oil.
- Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, shaking the tray halfway through the cooking time.
- Sprinkle with salt or any ready mixed seasoning from a jar, or just leave plain.
The quantities given below are enough for about 16 good sized has browns
- 2lbs (1kg) Potatoes
- 1 Onion
- 3 tbsp Butter, melted
- 3 tbsp Flour (plain, wholemeal or a mixture of each)
- Peel and grate the potatoes, wash them well in a colander to remove the starch, then squeeze dry in an old clean tea towel.
- Grate the onion and mix with the grated potato in a large bowl.
- Sift the flour in to the bowl add the melted butter and mix the whole lot together.
- Make the mixture in to cakes and shallow fry them in hot oil for a few minutes.
Cheesy Potato Bake
- 2lb (1kg) potatoes
- Cheddar cheese
- Half a small (150ml/5fl oz) carton of single cream (optional)
- Salt and pepper
- Wash, peel and thinly slice the potatoes
- Layer the potatoes with the grated cheese in a casserole dish, sprinkle with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Start with potatoes and end with cheese. Grate more cheddar on the top or any other cheese you may have.
- Pour milk into the casserole dish to about halfway up the potatoes adding a small carton of cream to the milk if you like.
- Cover the casserole dish with foil and bake in the oven on Gas Mark 3 (170°C) for about an hour.
- Remove the foil, turn the oven up to Gas Mark 7 (220°C) and cook for another 20-30 minutes until the potatoes are soft and the topping is crisp and golden.