07 October 2016

Roast Potato and Double Red Onion Bake



Hands up who can resist potatoes?

Really? You have more willpower than me. I adore potatoes. I love them baked, boiled, mashed, roast or fried. I'm here, I'm ready, pass them to me now!

This potato bake is a side dish, but honestly I could sit down with a fork and just eat this for dinner. Yes I am that greedy.






It's a simple dish really.  Yes, you know I'm all about the easy dishes, it's why you love me right?

Simple doesn't mean lacking in flavour. It just means fresh and quick with the main flavours shining.

Potatoes, red onions and thyme seasoned and baked to perfection (crispy bits), then topped with pickled onion slices for the contrast to the sweet flavour of the roast onions.

The pickles onions are actually Red Onion Deli Toppers from Baxters new range. Red onions in vinegar and spices. They are super handy for adding to dishes like my potato bake to give them that finishing POW!

They also quickly perk up sandwiches, wraps, salads and baked potatoes.

They are rather addictive!





The quantities don't really matter with this dish, just season it well.

I used rather huge baby potatoes, but any potatoes would be fine. Just cut a good quantity of onions and potatoes, toss in a little oil and fresh or dried thyme, season and bake until crispy.

I do recommend topping it with the pickled red onions, it really gives another dimension to the flavours. If you eat dairy, some feta crumbled over the dish during the last 10-15 minutes of cooking would be good too as it browns up a little and crisps a bit at the edges rather than melting.



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Roast Potato and Double Red Onion Bake
A simple red onion and potato bake flavoured with thyme and seasoned with black pepper. The finishing touch is pickled red onion slices. Serve as a side or just pick up a fork and get stuck in.
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 large baby potatoes
  • 4 small red onions
  • a few sprigs fresh thyme
  • a good grinding salt and pepper
  • a generous topping of Baxters Red Onion slices
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 180c/160c fan/350f/gas mark 4.2. Slice the potatoes length ways in half and half again so you have long wedges.3. Peel and quarter the onions.4. Toss the potatoes and onions in the oil with the thyme and season with salt and pepper, then place on a oven-proof dish or roasting pan and roast in the oven for 45-50 minutes until the edges are crispy, the potatoes are crisp but fluffy inside and the onions are soft and sweet.5. Serve as a side or eat with a fork!6. Enjoy!
Details
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Yield: Serves 2-3 as a side dish





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34 comments:

  1. I also love potatoes. This dish is my idea of heaven and I could also eat the whole thing as my meal.

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    1. Yes I know what you mean. I started tucking in before it reached the table. Just to make sure it was ok you understand.

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  2. what a lovely, simple idea. Looks so pretty too!

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  3. Lush, we loved baked potato dishes here and with the 2 different types of onions I know my family would love this dish:-)

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    1. It's so good Camilla, you have to try it. The flavours work so well together.

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  4. yep love roast potatoes and this looks delicious with the pickled onion - I could eat it for a meal - just throw in a tin of chickpeas and a few handfuls of baby spinach and it is all I need!

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    1. Oh that is an excellent idea Johanna. I'll have to try that.

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  5. What a colored and delicious recipe!
    love

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  6. What a simple yet really tasty recipe.I love the Baxter deli toppers.

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    1. Yes they are really good, aren't they Nayna?

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  7. Me too, adore potatoes. And roast onions are another favourite, so this looks doubly delicious!

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    1. Definitely doubly delicious. I hope you try it Kavey.

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  8. Love potatoes! Roasted, steamed, mashed, fried or baked! This recipe sounds very simple and delicious!

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  9. What a brilliant idea to spice up your potatoes. These look so tasty!

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  10. I would quite happily munch my way through this too - I'm a potato addict! Looks absolutely yummy.

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    1. Yes me too and we always seem to like the same food Becca, so I could have laid bets on you liking this one.

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  11. All about the roasted veggies right now!

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  12. The second it gets colder I start craving potatoes. Weird I know but I just can't get enough! This looks like a tasty new way to cook them :)

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    1. I know it's a weird thing isn't it? It's obviously our bodies telling us something. I thing cravings are always about that and we should listen to them and try to figure out what we are lacking.

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  13. Wow, loving this and going to try this with some Indian spicy twist.

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    1. Good idea Ritu, that would be really tasty.

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  14. I love pickles and potatoes, this looks like a lovely dish, nice and simple but tasty.

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    1. Thanks Janice. It is super simple, but really tasty, especially for us potato lovers.

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  15. This is absolutely autumn food heaven - no question! I need to make this stat!

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    1. Yes it is rather good and an easy to through together side dish.

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  16. This is absolutely autumn food heaven - no question! I need to make this stat!

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  17. Looks gorgeous. I love this kind of storecupboard cooking - jazzing things up with something simple from the cupboard

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    1. It's the best way to cook, if you ask me :)

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  18. Great idea, it looks very simple to make and I'm sure is delicious. GG

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