I am calling these ‘dear’ in memory of my grandmother, Doris Brock, because she would always say that anything small and appealing was ‘dear’. She was, however, quite a formidable character. She was known to give unsought advice to people in department stores; one example being, “Don’t buy that, you’ll look like a leprechaun,” to a woman looking at a green dress. She also responded to my Mum’s new hairstyle with the (now oft-quoted) phrase: “Are you getting ready for Halloween?” But let’s not forget that she was also a young woman during World War II, raising a baby daughter while her husband was on active service. I remember staying with her for a whole week each summer and loving the time we spent together. This year she would have been 100.
DEAR LITTLE POTATO ROASTIES
About 4 large potatoes
3tbsp olive oil (or any other oil of choice)
Serves 2 (or more if a smaller portion)
Heat oven to 220˚C/ Gas 7 and put oil into a large baking tray. Preheat oil for about 5 minutes.
Drain potatoes and place in tray.
Roast for a further 20 minutes.
If brown and crispy, serve right away. (Roast for an extra 10 minutes if needed).