800gpotatoesclassically a waxy potato like Desiree, but works well with variety really
800mlchicken stockstock pots work well for this
Peel the potatoes, then cut in half laterally. Traditionally, these would be turned into barrels, or cut into circles, but it's far easier to leave as they are, reduces waste, and they just taste better!Heat the oil in the frying pan over a high heat (make sure it covers the whole base by swirling the pan), then add the potatoes, flat side down. Add in the garlic, thyme, half the butter and duck fat if using. Season generously, and continue to fry until the flat side is golden brown.
Preheat the oven to 180C, 160C fan, gas mark 4. Transfer the potatoes to the roasting dish, along with the garlic, thyme and all the fat from the frying pan. Add the stock to the pan, so that it comes to just under the top of the potatoes.Dot the remaining butter over the top of the potatoes.Bake in the oven for 45 minutes, until a dark golden brown, tender right through, and the stock has all but disappeared.Serve, and enjoy!
Easy Fondant Potatoes
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.