Brooklyn, NY – By Jake Fishbein, CEO Cooking Culture
Potatoes are one of those foods that are good in a multitude of ways. I’m particularly partial to my mother’s Smashed Potatoes, which are just godly. And now its Hanukkha, so I’m just as likely to be counting Latkes to fall asleep as sheep. Today I have a recipe for an equally delicious potato dish. These Roasted Potatoes and Prunes are crunchy and delicious, especially when you pour some honey on top. The inspiration for this recipe came from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Roasted Potatoes with Caramel and Prunes in his cookbook, Jerusalem.
2 1/4 lbs Russet Potatoes
1/4 cup Goose Fat or Vegetable Oil
5 oz dried prunes
Honey, to taste
Salt, to taste
Heat the oven to 475 degreed Fahrenheit.
Peel the potatoes and cut them into pieces about 1/2 inch thick.
Rinse the potatoes in cold water. Then place them in a pot of cold water. Bring the pot to a boil. Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the potatoes to a colander and shake the colander to create rough edges on the potatoes.
Pour the Goose Fat or vegetable oil in a baking pan. Place the pan in the oven for 8 minutes and remove from the oven.
Using tongs, carefully place each piece of potato into the oil in the pan. Alternatively, you can carefully pour the potatoes into the pan and mix them so they are covered in oil. Return the pan to oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden.
After 50 to 60 minutes, remove the potatoes from the oven. Scatter the prunes around the potatoes, sprinkle salt over the mixture, and return to the over for a further 5 minutes to heat up the prunes.
Remove the pan from the oven. Using a spatula, transfer the potatoes and prunes to a serving dish. Then drizzle as much honey as you’d like on top. Serve immediately.
As a Texas native, Braden Bradley made the move to New York City in 2010 after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas State University to experience the opportunities the city has to offer. After being named Mr. Gay New York, starring in Pride: The Series, maintaining his charity column in Social Life Magazine, and volunteering for The Trevor Project, Braden discovered that life is truly what we make of it. He is also an active member of the Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village and can be found singing in the gospel choir. Braden currently works as a publicist in New York City.
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