Cookbook love, and five minute roast potatoes (really!)

Illustrating cookbooks is one of my favourite types of work. As is working for friends. When a friend writes a cookbook it´s a wonderful double whammy that makes it the best possible job.
This is "Nami-Nami kokaraamat", or The Nami-nami cookbook, written by Pille, blogger extraordinaire, dear friend and embassador of all things to do with Estonian food.
I haven´t checked out the recipes because the text is in Estonian, so all I can vouch for is one of them, which you can find here.

The recipe I´m sharing to day comes from this video , where Jamie Oliver mentions, in passing, a method for roasting new potatoes in the microwave for four minutes before grilling them for another couple of minutes with olive oil and herbs.
I tried it this morning, heating the grill (broiler over the Atlantic) while the potatoes were in the microwave.
People, this is a keeper. They were great, crunchy crispy outside, soft inside and truly quick. Wonderful. I can´t wait to try it with other vegetables.

7 comentarios:

stephen dijo...

thanks for sharing. .cool! another dose of yummy recipes

xps dijo...

Hay que mandar inmediatamente un ejemplar a Anchuras de los Montes, of all places. Me encanta lo contentos que están todos.

Stacy dijo...

I just tried the sausages with balsamic glaze—brilliant! How nice, as you say, not to have all the smoke and splatter of frying the sausages. (A little confession: when cooking with oil I usually heat the pan first and then add the oil afterward. I wasn't thinking and out of habit heated the pan before adding the balsamic vinegar. The whole kitchen is covered in vinegar splatters... ::sigh::) (Note to self: next time have the glass of wine afterwards.)

And how lovely for you to collaborate with a friend on a cookbook! The cover illustration is wonderfully cheerful—I especially love the child stretching over the table to reach the goodies!

Pille dijo...

Dear Ximena, your a best foodie friend ever, really :)

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