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- 1.6kg new potatoes
- 7 tbsp mild flavoured, runny honey
- 3 tbsp caster sugar
- 150ml hot water
- 2 tbsp apple or cider vinegar
- 35g butter
- a few thyme sprigs
- salt and pepper
Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 25 min
Step 1Boil the potatoes in well-salted water until tender but still holding their shape well, 10-15 minutes depending on their size.
Step 2Drain, cool and carefully peel the skins (or leave on as we do with our very new potatoes and they work beautifully).
Step 3This step can be done a day ahead; store the potatoes in the fridge. Melt the honey and sugar in a wide, heavy-bottomed, preferably non-stick frying pan over a medium heat until it starts to brown.
Step 4Add the water and vinegar and stir. The sugar mass will harden, but just keep stirring until it starts to dissolve. Stir in the butter, thyme and cooked potatoes.
Step 5Leave to simmer until the water has gone and the potatoes are nicely coated with caramel. Season to taste and serve hot.