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Summer Veg: New Potatoes

New potatoes, boiled or steamed and tossed in butter are delicious, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything else with them.

Here are a few ideas:

• Melt a thick slice of butter in a casserole. Add small whole potatoes, whole cloves of garlic and a few sprigs of thyme. Put the lid on tightly and cook on on the hob on a medium, then a low heat for about 30 minutes. Toss occasionally, holding the lid down tightly. Season.

• Toss lukewarm boiled potatoes in sour cream, lots of fresh dill or mint, sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Add stoned green olives if you like.

• Roast whole small potatoes with melted butter, honey and balsamic vinegar or lemon juice.

• Dress freshly boiled potatoes with olive oil, sherry vinegar and roast ground cumin seeds.

• Bake with shallots, butter, balsamic vinegar and rosemary, covered with foil.

Original photograph by Lisa Linder

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