Patatas Bravas

Having decided to have a go at patatas bravas , I needed a recipe. Step forward Felicity Cloake and her How to cook the perfect… in the Guardian . I’m starting to think it’s probably worth buying a digital subscription. It would be worth it just for her column alone , let…

Rumbledethumps

Rumbledethumps is essentially a variation of the Irish colcannon , or the English bubble and squeak . I can remember having plenty of bubble and squeak as a child, with Mum cooking leftover mashed tatties and cabbage in a frying pan. I can’t ever remember anyone calling it…

Batata Harra

To be honest, a year ago I couldn’t have told you what batata harra was, or where it came from; Wikipedia isn’t exactly replete with information either. It turns out it’s a Lebanese dish and the name translates as spicy potatoes , it’s also pretty damn tasty. You’re…

Clapshot

Clapshot is, technically, really easy to make, just boil some neeps¹ and tatties², mash with loads of butter and pepper, stir through some chopped chives and away you go. It’s just as easy to get it wrong though, too much turnip can overpower the potato and if the turnip is too…