My Signature Dishes : Jordanaise Potatoes

This dish goes down as a legend in our house. Not sure how I came up with it – messing about with ingredients probably – but once you’ve tasted these spuds, I guarantee you will cook them over and over again. They go with almost anything, but tonight they’re going with roast chicken and roast root veg.

Chances are, you’ll be heating the oven anyway for the chicken / lamb / pie etc but if not, heat it to 200 celsius. Then you’ll need:

Potatoes (waxy are the best) cut into 1 inch cubes
2 x tbsp plain flour
1 x tsp paprika
1 x tsp cayenne
7 x cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp dried oregano
4 x tbsp groundnut oil
Good pinch of sea salt

Put the potato cubs in a bowl then add the flour. Mix until potatoes thorough coated then add the rest of the ingredients, saving 1 tbsp of the oil, until the potatoes are thorough coated. They should have a red / orange sticky coating on them by now.

Pre-heat a shallow baking tray in the oven with the final 1 tbsp of oil. When really hot, add the potato mix and spread evenly.

Oven bake for about 40 minutes, turning the potatoes every 10 minutes or so. May take less time, or more time depending on how many potatoes you’re doing.

I promise you, this is proper comfort food.


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mrs Friday Food on August 24, 2010 at 07:23

    Now I can vouch for these potatoes, they are absolutely delicious and so more-ish! I can still taste the garlic but boy was it worth it…..


    • Posted by Anita C. English on September 10, 2011 at 13:50

      I can’t wait to make this dish and will be sure to report back.
      Andrew when are you going to write you cooking and wine book?
      I happen to enjoy the above with a passion!


  2. I made these pototoes for the first time and it was a winner with my family. They are delicious and easy to make.


    • Posted by Anita English on September 25, 2011 at 14:04

      I made these potoatoes yesterday to bring over to Yael’s house, (former Citigroup friend) and they came out absolutely delicious! This dish was a perfect compliment with the array of dishes that was served. Unfortunately, it disappeared quickly and I only got the last few morsels to taste. Everyone raved about it and wanted the recipe. So I told them about you and to check out your Blog:) Thanks again!


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