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Jamies Blackened Potatoes

I scribbled this recipe down a few months ago whilst watching Jamie Oliver on tv. So I neither know the correct recipe or the title of this dish, but I can tell you that this potato and onion dish is so tasty.

The potatoes look burnt, but they are actually just coloured by balsamic vinegar.

Now, I am going to let you have a glimpse into my messy world of scribbling recipes down. Those with a squeamish nature, may want to turn away!

Jamie's Blackened Potatoes

And for those of you who cannot decipher that, here it is.

1/3 pack butter,
1/2 cup olive oil
4 bay leaves
a few stalks of rosemary
a few red onions, peeled and cut in half
6 potatoes, cut into wedges
1 clove of garlic, halved and bashed
1/2 bottle balsamic vinegar
1 glass of red wine
salt & pepper to season

On the cooker, heat a deep roasting tray, add the butter, oil, rosemary and bay leaves. The herbs will flavour the fat. When the fat is hot, add the potatoes, red onions and garlic. Season with salt & pepper and give a good mix through. Slosh in about half a bottle of cheap balsamic vinegar.

Cook for one hour in a hot oven. Toss ingredients occasionally. Lose the fat and add a glass of wine. Squash the cloves out of their skins and mix back in. Put back in oven and cook until potatoes are dark and caramelised.

These come out very dark, but don't worry, this is how they should be.

Serves 4 - 6

I served my blackened potatoes with little balsamic tomato & basil puff pastry tarts and carrots tossed in a little butter and coriander.

It was a really lovely family meal. Thanks Jamie!


  1. Never seen such tasty looking blackened potatoes - love the recipe and love your scribbles (exactly what I do but you are neater!)

  2. dear holler. The food looks fantastic, but I was especially taken with your lime green le creusset in the background. Looks almost good enough to eat!

  3. I saw this episode Holler but you are one step ahead of me in trying it out:D

  4. Jamie's the best, isn't he? These look delicious. :)

  5. I don't eat potatoes all that often, but suddenly I have a craving.

  6. I just saw this episode too. Your scribbles are more advanced than my naive belief that I will remember the recipe (or even the idea to find the recipe online)

  7. Beautiful presentation! This dish looks full of flavor. Jamie's show is so enjoyable to watch, I get a lot of great ideas from him.

  8. Yum yum, I'm drooling here (as I'm not allowed to cook such things as my parnter tuts and says 'carcinogens...')

  9. Absolutely delicious and Jamie's fantastic!!!
    I've added your recipe to my "to try" list.

  10. And I thought there could be no improvement on classic roasted potatoes! These look fantastic. (And that IS a mighty fine looking Le Creuset in the background!) ;)

  11. Al lady after my own heart Holler - thats exactly how I record my recipes!


  12. Those potatoes look so good! I can't wait to try them!

  13. Hi Johanna, They were lovely and the onions tasted delicious too! I am glad you are a scribbler too!

    Hi Little Miss Moi, I love my le creuset, it is such a joy to cook in. Graham and I got it as a wedding gift.

    Hey there Val, I like watching Jamie cook, but I turn away when he is doing meaty stuff!

    They are a favourite here now Wendy :)

    Potatoes are always a treat, aren't they, Wheeler!

    I know what you mean Lisa!

    Hi Psychgrad, I am lucky to remember the ingredients long enough to scribble them down. There is always a quick dash to find a pen and book to write in.

    Thanks Lisarene. He does have some good ideas doesn't he? I always think, now why didn't I think of that!

    Poor you Miss Bliss! We all need a treat, now and again :)

    You can't fail to like it Twostella!

    Hi Ricki, roast potatoes, hmmmm!

    I love my le crueset, I would have another in a flash. I keep eyeing them up in all their lovely colours, but alas I have no room :(

    Hi David, so many recipes, so little time :)

    Hi Judy, give them a go! Go on :)

  14. Oh yum! My mom has made something like this, well with lots of butter, onions, parmesan cheese, potatoes and pan fried until everything is delicious. When you say lose the fat, you mean dump the oil out I'm assuming?

  15. I made these a wee while ago when I saw Jamie makin them... Had to do it straight away before I forgot the recipe because i never made notes lol. i'll have to keep pen and paper handy when watching cooking shows.


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