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Sesame Roast Potatoes

An exciting and elegant variation on the usual roast potato.

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4 baking potatoes, about 175 g/6 oz each, peeled and halved lengthways
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons sesame seeds


Serves: 4


1 Place the potatoes cut-side down. Using a sharp knife, make cuts at 5 mm/¼ inch intervals along the length of each potato almost through to the base, so that they just hold together.

2 Heat the oil in a roasting tin in a preheated oven, 200°C (400°F), Gas Mark 6, until hot. Add the potatoes to the tin and spoon the oil evenly over each one. Roast the potatoes for 30 minutes. Baste well and sprinkle with a little salt, if liked.

3 Sprinkle the potatoes with the sesame seeds and cook for a further 30 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown and crisp. The cuts will open out a little during cooking to make a fantail shape.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1-1 hours
Oven temperature: 200C (400F), Gas Mark 6

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