Flavoured Ghee-Roasted Potatoes/pommes de terre assaisonnées au four au beurre indien

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Now I can easily sit here and pretend this recipe was all part of my genius plan and in a way it was.  I fancied some good old fashioned roast potatoes (thought I’d get a bit of practice in before Christmas!) but I didn’t have any goose or duck fat to hand.  In fact I generally don’t have any of those fats around the house and it was a Sunday, so I more-than-couldn’t-be-bothered to go and buy some at the supermarket, then I remembered, I’d recently made Karahi Gosht for dinner and had loads of leftover ghee.  I figured the properties were about the same so I’d give it a go and the results really were amazing!

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Hasselback Potatoes/Pommes de terre au four “à la suédoise”

It seems that now I’ve embraced the snow, the snow has embraced me!…or us shall I say…and has taken my post quite literally ‘letting it snow’ fairly consistently in the last few days till those dainty flakes I talked about have suddenly converted overnight into blankets of snow!

Leaving the house has turned into a test of survival, my teeth chatter so loud, they speak without me talking, my showers are no longer restricted to the morning but now also serve as handy ‘defrost mechanisms’ for when I need a quick shot of heat! But… I’m not complaining, the snow novelty hasn’t worn off just yet, plus we Brits never complain 😉 It just means that now the holidays are here and we’re being told not to leave the house unless necessary. I don’t go out as much and can spend more time baking! … 🙂

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