Minty new potatoes recipe

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serves: 4 - 6
Skill: easy
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 122 kCal 6%
Fat 7g 10%
  -  Saturates 4.5g 23%
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  • New potatoes cooked in a foil parcel on a BBQ with minty butter. Prepare in advance so they are all ready to put on the BBQ when your guests arrive.


    • 500-750g (1-1½lb) new potatoes
    • 4 spring onions, sliced
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
    • 50g (1¾oz) butter
    • Salt and freshly


    • Place the potatoes in a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer them for about 10 minutes. Drain the potatoes well and leave them to cool.

    • Place the potatoes on a double layer of foil, scatter the spring onions and mint on top, then put the butter in the centre and season well with salt and pepper. Wrap the foil up around the potatoes, keeping them in a single layer.

    • Cook the foil parcel on a medium-heat barbecue for about 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until the potatoes are tender.

    • Remove the parcel from the barbecue, carefully open it and tip the potatoes into a serving dish.

    Top tip for making Minty new potatoes

    Cookery Editor, Sue McMahon, suggests that the potatoes can be boiled the day before. The boiling reduces cooking time on the BBQ. If you want to omit this stage, the potatoes can be cooked in the foil parcel from raw, just allow a longer cooking time and turn the foil parcel regularly, so that the potatoes cook evenly.

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