Crushed Jersey Royals – Cooking with Kids 1



The first Jersey Royals usually herald the start of the BBQ season here in the Mad House and we are delighted to be working with Tesco to share with you our Crushed Jersey Royals recipe using Tesco Jersey Royal New Potatoes now that they are finally in season. You have the Beast from the East to thank for the season starting later this year! Tesco Jersey Royals are delicious, earthy and nutty and one of the traditional foodie signals that Spring has arrived.

The first Jersey Royals usually herald the start of the BBQ season here in the Mad House and we are delighted to be working with them to share with you our Crushed Jersy Royals recipe now that they are finally in season.

My husband is a Jersey Royal purist – he just boils or steams them with some salt and fresh mint and serves them with a little butter, which I have to admit they are delicious that way.  This crushed Jersey Royals recipe is perfect for BBQ’s or for making when you have cooked up a double amount of Jersey Royals and have some left over.  Please tell me I am not the only one that deliberately cooks double?  Jersey Royals are generally only available for a limited period each year and have a heritage that dates back 140 years and can only be grown on the island of Jersey.

I almost feel ashamed calling this a recipe as it is THAT simple. Mini cooked them today and we served them with salad and roast chicken.  These are a big part of our open cod hash and this is just an adaptation of that recipe.  but they are equally delicious done on a BBQ – rather than cooking in a pan, just wrap all the ingredients in tin foil and place on the coals.  You can also cook this in the oven rather than on the stove like Mini did, but I believe that when you are cooking with children that them being able to see the changes makes it much more fun.

The first Jersey Royals usually herald the start of the BBQ season here in the Mad House and we are delighted to be working with them to share with you our Crushed Jersy Royals recipe now that they are finally in season.

Crushed Jersey Royals is such a versatile recipe and there is something amazing about the contrast between the soft centres of the potatoes and the crispy golden outsides. We made ours with spring onions and chives, but I you could use garlic and parmesan too.

Crushed Jersey Royals

Ingredients

  • 1 kg Jersey Royals
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 bunch (appox 6) Spring onions (finely sliced)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 15 g Chives

Tip: I was taught that foods grown under the ground should be cooked in cold water and ones above in water at boiling point. 

How to make Crushed Jersey Royals

Boil the Jersey Royals for 20 minutes until just cooked.
Slice your spring onions.
Pour the oil into a large saute pan and heat.  Drain and dry the Jersey Royals and add to the saute pan.
Crush the potatoes using a masher and season the potatoes.
Add the sliced Spring onions and cook for about 8 minutes until crispy and golden.
Sprinkle with the chopped chives.
The first Jersey Royals usually herald the start of the BBQ season here in the Mad House and we are delighted to be working with them to share with you our Crushed Jersey Royals recipe now that they are finally in season.

If you are using an oven then heat to 200 degrees centigrade and cook for 30 minutes.

TipNo need to peel the potatoes, just give them a wash in cold water.

Jersey Royal new potatoes are in season and in Tesco now

Crushed Jersey Royals

Crushed Jersey Royals is such a versatile recipe and there is something amazing about the contrast between the soft centres of the potatoes and the crispy golden outsides. We made ours with spring onions and chives, but I you could use garlic and parmesan too.
Course Side Dish
Keyword potatoes, vegan, vegetarian
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 kg Jersey Royals
  • Tbsp  Olive oil
  • 1 bunch appox 6 Spring onions (finely sliced)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 15 Chives

Instructions

  1. Boil the Jersey Royals for 20 minutes until just cooked.
  2. Pour the oil into a large saute pan and heat.
  3. Drain and dry the Jersey Royals.
  4. Add to the Saute pan.
  5. Crush the potatoes using a masher.
  6. Season the potatoes.
  7. Add the sliced Spring onions.
  8. Cook for about 8 minutes until crispy and golden.
  9. Sprinkle with the chopped chives.

Recipe Notes

If you are using an oven then heat to 200 degrees centigrade and cook for 30 minutes.

 Disclosure: This is a paid post in collaboration with Tesco Jersey Royals

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