Crispy Grilled Pepper Potato Slices.

I'm feeling pretty lucky today, my feet landed firmly on the right side of the bed.  First, I found a fiver whilst 'ti...




I'm feeling pretty lucky today, my feet landed firmly on the right side of the bed.  First, I found a fiver whilst 'tidying' my room up.  We won nearly £50 on three scratchcards, the sun is shining, I won a book & I finally got some ground almond to make some cookies this weekend.

Oh, and the biggest thing of all.  My appetite is back.  WHOOPEE!

It flooded back just before I got to my Nan's on Saturday afternoon.  Luckily, my Nan is never short of food.  Before you know it, I was set up, with a packet of biscuits to my left, a diet coke, tea, special K bar and bucket of mints to my right.  My Nan would never let anyone go hungry whilst they are under her roof.  God forbid!

Saturday I had a bit of a baking spree, I made another couple 'o batches of doughnuts, and a big plate of brownies.  Vanilla Fudge Swirl Brownies to be precise.  They were gone by 8'o clock, things like that don't stay around very long our way.  I didn't get to take any pictures, I was in such a rush and doing everything near enough one handed. 

We took half of the baking over to our friend, who had requested something chocolatey and home baked.  She asked nicely, and I don't need more than one excuse to whip out my apron & wooden spoon.

 

I did some experimenting recently, and this was the best result to come out of the kitchen.  They are beautiful, especially if you have a big old cast Iron griddle pan.  They are also incredibly easy to make.  They take no more than 5 minutes prep, and about 45 minutes cooking.  30 minutes of that, you can just sit back and read a magazine.

SERVES 4

1lb new potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon cracked black pepper
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon light soft brown sugar
2 vegetable stock cubes
1/2 tablespoon Worcester sauce
Pinch of salt to season

First off, cut your new potatoes in to thin slices.  About 1/2 cm thick.  Take a big saucepan, and bring to boil with the stock cubes.  Once it's boiling add the new potato slices, cover and leave to boil, on a medium heat for 25-30 minutes.

Whilst this is cooking, mix together the black pepper, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, olive oil & Worcester sauce together.  Whisk for a few seconds until it starts to combine.

Once the potatoes are done, heat up a griddle pan, to high temperature.  Dip a piece of bread in oil, once it sizzles when touched to the pan, it's hot enough.

Drain the potato's, and cover in the black pepper mixture, make sure it's covered evenly and leave to the side for the 10 minutes to so it takes for the griddle pan to heat up.

Place the potato's down onto the griddle pan, making sure the side fully touches the pan, try to not overlap them too much, so that all the skin can crisp.  Cook each side for about 5-10 minutes until the skin starts to crisp and blacken in places.

Remove, season with salt and serve!  I have to say, it goes pretty well with grilled chicken, or even on their own in bowl as a snack.  You can also make these potato's on the barbecue, yet another excuse to hope for nice weather!



See you in a bit!


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25 Comments

  1. The chips look fabulous! They look like they have a nice little crunch with a soft interior. Glad to hear you're feeling better. Luck is obviously on your side!

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  2. Wow they look so tasty! so good when you get a bit of luck :)

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  3. ooo i've only just stumbled upon your blog and i just read your bio! I'm also from Warwickshire, i live in a little village just outside Stratford! Very small world! Lovely blog :)

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    1. That is so strange! We must be pretty close by, Stratford is 20 minutes from me!

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  4. you are talking my language new friend with the potatoes and the peppers. nice pics as well.

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    1. Cheers Peter, language of the potatoes, That's something I'm fluent in!

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  5. this is the perfect summer meal! And the potatoes look sooo good. Love your blog! Following you now :)

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    1. Thank you, I'm also a follower of your blog!

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  6. OOoh those sound SO good! I can't wait to try them out!

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  7. Yummy! I love crispy potatoes, and these look amazing!

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  8. Hey there. I nominated you today for a versatile blogger award- I really enjoy your blog and the nomination is well deserved! :)
    http://theboothebearandthegojiberries.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  9. I love the idea of the black pepper mixture on the potatoes before they are fried -- particularly because I really like Worcester sauce. I know my husband would really like them too. Hmmmm, what to read during the 25 minutes while they boil.... a magazine or that book that I can't seem to finish. Glad you have your appetite back!

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    1. I love worcester sauce, it's one of my favourite things to use in cooking, I probably go a little overboard most of the time, Hope you enjoy them!!

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  10. These chips would be the ideal side - so crispy crunchy and flavoursome!

    Cheers
    CCU

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  11. A perfect backyard summer supper, with a glass of cold beer!

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  12. These look and sound delicious! I am trying to eat healthier, so these might just be the way to do that while still enjoying my food! :)

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    1. That why I love veggies, you can make lots of great things with them!

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  13. These look great!! Any idea how many PP's? x x

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  14. i like potatoes from grill , this dish looks so tasty :)

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