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Potato dish suggestion

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wowfudge Thu 27-Dec-18 18:36:15

I'm cooking roast duck for eight on NYE and serving it with parsnip puree and a green vegetable. I can't decide what potato dish to serve with it. Any suggestions? The parsnip puree is a Diana Henry recipe and it's creamy. If I don't serve potatoes in some form there'll be protests so that's not an option!

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BikeRunSki Thu 27-Dec-18 18:37:12


wowfudge Thu 27-Dec-18 18:42:05

Thanks for the suggestion. I've discounted Dauphinoise due to the parsnip puree being creamy as the whole thing could be rather heavy. We're having leg of lamb on New Year's Day and I was thinking of serving that then.

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ikltownofboothlehem Thu 27-Dec-18 18:47:47

Parmentier potaoes are lovely

myrtleWilson Thu 27-Dec-18 18:50:47

hasselback? Or we thinly slice potatoes into rounds and lay them (overlapping a bit) into a buttered baking tray and dot with a bit more butter then roast so you get round thin chips...

tumpymummy Thu 27-Dec-18 18:51:22

I agree dauphinois would be too creamy and rich. Why not roast potatoes or parmentier as already suggested. I would have said mash but you already have the puree.

BIWI Thu 27-Dec-18 18:51:55

Why not baby new potatoes, served with butter melted over them and some chopped chives?

ivykaty44 Thu 27-Dec-18 18:53:04

I would do

gruffalocake2 Thu 27-Dec-18 18:53:08

Would boulangere work as that’s the same idea as dauphinois but stock based so not creamy?

wowfudge Thu 27-Dec-18 18:53:13

Thanks ladies - I'm going to go with Parmentier for the colour and texture.

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wowfudge Thu 27-Dec-18 18:54:30

@ivykaty44 - I read that Delia recipe a few minutes ago!

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ivykaty44 Thu 27-Dec-18 18:55:31

BrokenWing Thu 27-Dec-18 19:02:13

A send vote (if you change your mind) for hassleback potatoes, surprisingly simple but impressive looking. Easily sliced between two wooden spoon handles. Crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, brush with melted butter/olive oil and add any spices/herbs you like.

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