Patates Spastes – Potatoes with Wine

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Patates Spastes – Potatoes with Wine

Patates Spastes – Potatoes with Wine

Patates Spastes – Potatoes with Wine , is a unique way to cook potatoes.This is a delicious twist on classic baked potatoes. This technique was taught to me by an old friend of mine from Cyprus.They crack them so to absorb the flavour of the wine. They are very tasty, although you don’t have to use wine if you don’t want to. Also this way they get to cook quickly.

Cyprus potatoes are well-known here in the UK. They grow in rich red soil, and they make good chips – not just because they are long but the are very tasty. They boil well too, you can do what you like with them, and you won’t be disappointed, in my opinion. I have never baked them as they are kind of flat – probably not the best shape for baking. I only buy them when they are in season. You really must try them if you haven’t already.

If you love tasty potatoes then this recipe is ideal. You could sprinkle these with any herb you like or even chilli flakes to add extra flavour. It’s really up to you, I like it this way so every one can enjoy them.¬†Traditionally they are sprinkled with crushed coriander, but I prefer thyme. Like I said –¬† it’s really up to you of course.

So…. let’s get some made……

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Patates Spastes - Potatoes with Wine
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
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Votes: 2
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the small oven if you have on one, or main oven. Gas mark 4/180c
  2. Wash your potatoes and dry them.
  3. With a mallet or rolling pin smash the potatoes only once. They shouldn't be disintegrated but cracked open slightly.
  4. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper and thyme, then drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Cover with tin foil then part cook for 30min, in the pre-heated oven.
  6. Take out of the oven, then put in a deep saucepan. Pour in the wine and simmer until they are fully cooked.
Recipe Notes

Traditionally the potatoes are fried, but I prefer the healthier option of baking them. As mentioned, you can use red or white wine, but traditionally it is red.

 

They go well with this BBQ.

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