Pommes Salardaise

Don’t be afraid of using duck fat — it actually has less cholesterol than butter and gives these potatoes a golden, crispy coating. Serve these potatoes with rich dishes such as duck confit, roast chicken or turkey, even omelettes for a fresh take on ‘egg and chips’.

Ingredients

250 g pink-eye potatoes

50 g duck fat

100 g button mushroom, finely sliced

1 teaspoon fresh garlic puree

1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary leaves

Small bunch flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

Sea salt and white pepper, to season

Method

Preheat the oven to 220° C.

Place a large double-boiler saucepan over high heat. Add the potatoes

and steam for 20 minutes. Remove and when cool enough to handle,

peel and cut the potatoes into large dice.

Place a large heavy-based frying pan over high heat and melt the duck

fat. Add the diced potatoes and toss through the fat until golden. Remove

and place on a baking tray. Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook until

golden. Then add the garlic and herbs, cooking for a further 1 to 2 minutes.

Remove the mushroom mixture from the pan and sprinkle over the potatoes.

Place the baking tray into and cook for about 20 minutes or until crispy.

Remove from oven, season and serve.