Half-Roasted Potatoes with Paprika (serves 4)
When I make roast potatoes I parboil them first, drain them, shake them in the pan, and toss in oil in a metal oven-proof dish.
Half-roasted potatoes are different – take 8 or so large new potatoes, leave skin on and boil for 10 minutes or so until tender. Squish them with a potato masher, spoon a good tbsp. extra virgin olive oil into a metal oven-proof dish, place potatoes in dish and brush them with extra virgin olive oil, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle them with smoked paprika (it must be smoked paprika). Cook in oven for 30 mins. They come out of the oven with a delicious smoky flavor. Good with roast chicken (and lots of other things – very moreish!).