It’s Easter time which means your forthcoming long weekend is likely to be filled with food, family get-togethers and chocolate! Easter is a superb time for food, not just for the chocolate but for the wider traditional foodie connections to this time of year. To celebrate we have collated some awesome potato recipes you can make use of over the weekend which offers many culinary opportunities!
It’s tradition to replace fish for meat on Good Friday. Check out our featured fish recipe dish which you too can knock up for the occasion!
This beautiful recipe presents potato in a beautiful fondant format beside a delicious salmon fillet topped off with beurre blanc (a delicious French creamy butter comprised of shallots and white wine vinegar). Not only does this recipe show you how to carve a fantastic fondant shape for your spud but it also talks you how to best cook, flavour and season this kind of dish. Delicious, impressive and surprisingly simple!
Holy Saturday is prime time to relax, and what better to kick off a bit of downtime than with a spot of brunch after a well-deserved lay-in?
Get involved in this beautiful brunch dish which finds a wholesome and thick potato rosti base holding up a delicious mix of asparagus, poached egg and hollandaise sauce. This recipe informs you of how to create rostis and hollandaise sauce which of course you can take away and apply to your own dishes.
Easter Sunday is usually family day and no doubt you’ll have a few mouths to feed, here’s a recipe using the traditional ingredient of lamb with a little bit of a twist to your usual roast!
This is a beautiful looking dish and incredibly easy to knock up! After the initial prep of the individual ingredients, the mixture comes together and is stuffed into the centre of the squash making for an eye-catching presentation and mouth-watering taste. Not only does this dish incorporate the use of traditional roast flavours and ingredients but it also adds international influence to the mix with the inclusion of garam masala and coconut milk.
If you're after something a little more traditional, head to Simply Beef and Lamb who house some fantastic roast dinner recipes.
Easter Monday is another fantastic opportunity to relax! This should be the same for your cooking schedule too but that doesn’t mean quality and taste should suffer. Here’s a tasty ‘leftovers’ recipe to rustle up a delicious main with speed and ease!
This recipe is made up of the lamb leftover from you Sunday squash. This hot pot is a flavoursome means of using up your lovely ingredients in the company of lamb stock, potatoes and many other flavours. You’ll need to follow the structure of the dish closely to achieve the best results, the potatoes are stacked on top of the lamb, veg and stock throughout the cooking process; this allows the potatoes to soak up the delectable flavours of the stew bubbling beneath.
From all of us here at Love Potatoes, we hope you have a very Happy Easter!
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We think you’ll agree when we say there’s not much better than a crispy, fluffy, piping-hot roast potato on your plate. Spuds are an essential part of any roast and getting them right can make or break the meal! With this in mind we thought it would be a good idea to have a look at a few tips on how to make perfect and delicious roast potatoes.
Put on the oven, whack on some music and let’s get roasting!
We love a mini roast, they are easy, delicious and ready in under an hour. Even better than that, once it's in the oven, you can get on with something else entirely. You may have seen them in the shops as easy carve or small roasting joints but they’re all the same really, delicious joints of beef or lamb you know and love, just smaller!
Why wait til Sunday?
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