Roast potatoes "à la provençale"

Roast potatoes "à la provençale"
These roast potatoes with echoes of Provence are cooked in 2 stages: boiled first, then finished in the oven until golden and crisp.

They can be served on their own, to accompany meat, or simply with a good green salad.
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Last modified on: September 12th 2021

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Stage 1 - 15 min.
Roast potatoes "à la provençale"
Peel and rinse 1 kg potatoes.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Roast potatoes "à la provençale"
Cut the potatoes in to chunks of fairly even size (about the size of your thumb).

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Roast potatoes "à la provençale"
Cut chunks to make lots of faces (rather than slices) as these crisp up better.

Rinse the chunks again.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Roast potatoes "à la provençale"
Put the potato chunks into a large pan. Add 1 tablespoon coarse salt, 2 bayleaves and 2 sprigs rosemary, then enough to water to cover.

Stage 5 - 40 min.
Roast potatoes "à la provençale"
Bring to the boil, then simmer for about 30 minutes.

Stage 6
Roast potatoes "à la provençale"
The potatoes should be soft, to the point of breaking up in the pan.

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C)

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Roast potatoes "à la provençale"
Drain the potatoes.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Roast potatoes "à la provençale"
Spread the potatoes out in a single layer on a sheet of cooking parchment laid on a baking sheet.

Taste a piece and if it still lacks salt, sprinkle with more salt, then pepper.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Roast potatoes "à la provençale"
Brush all the potatoes with olive oil.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
Roast potatoes "à la provençale"
Scatter herbes de Provence over.

Stage 11 - 30 min.
Roast potatoes "à la provençale"
Roast for about 30 minutes, keeping an eye on the colour towards the end.

Stage 12
Roast potatoes "à la provençale"
Eat piping hot to make the most of them while they are still lovely and crisp.
For even more of the Provencal spirit, use herb olive oil instead of plain, and add 1 or 2 cloves of garlic " href="/lexique.php?id=40" target="_blank">garlic "en chemise" to the pan while boiling the potatoes.

You can cook any variety of potatoes like this, but for the best results, use a floury type, such as Bintje.
Should be eaten immediately.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,525 Kcal or 6,385 Kj20 gr190 gr76 gr
76 %8 %18 %12 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
136 Kcal or 569 Kj2 gr17 gr7 gr
7 %1 %2 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
381 Kcal or 1,595 Kj5 gr48 gr19 gr
19 %2 %4 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
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  • For 4 people : 4.40 €
  • Per person : 1.10 €

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