Jamie Oliver’s recipe for black roast potatoes for Xmas

  • Jamie Oliver revealed the secret to his new trick to make BLACK roasties
  • The celebrity chef, 42, revealed his secret – half a bottle of balsamic vinegar
  • He said ‘It’s a simple, slightly nutty, but brilliant idea’ but ‘quite shocking looking’
  • The ‘Arrosto Misto’ recipe will be broadcast as part of Jamie’s Italian Christmas

For most budding cooks, black roast potatoes are a definitely no-no.

But for Jamie Oliver, it’s all part of his ‘nutty’ new idea to spice up Christmas dinner.

The celebrity chef, 42, revealed the secret to his new trick to make the weird and wonderful black roasties – balsamic vinegar.

The celebrity chef, 42, revealed the secret to his new trick to make the weird and wonderful black roasties - balsamic vinegar

The celebrity chef, 42, revealed the secret to his new trick to make the weird and wonderful black roasties – balsamic vinegar

‘We’re taking a completely different approach to roast potatoes,’ he said of his controversial recipe.

‘It’s a very simple, slightly nutty, but brilliant idea.

‘Pretty much half a bottle of balsamic vinegar goes into it, so the roast potatoes come out black.

‘And they taste of heaven – they’re sweet, with onions and bay. It’s very different and absolutely delicious.

‘It’s also quite shocking-looking.’

The concept, which will be shown on his Christmas programme on Channel 4, is sure to shock traditionalists, who are more accustomed to roasting potatoes in goose fat.

We¿re taking a completely different approach to roast potatoes,¿ he said of his controversial recipe

We’re taking a completely different approach to roast potatoes,’ he said of his controversial recipe

But the chef insists the new take means the potatoes come out ‘dark, sticky and sweet’.

He suggested preparing the black potatoes the day before and reheating them in a dish before lunch.

The key ingredient, the chef said, was a ‘bolshy’ amount of balsamic vinegar, poured over the potatoes before roasting.

‘This is something new, it’s gnarly, it’s dark, it’s sweet, and sour. It’s unexpected, it’s kind of ugly, but the flavour is so good. It gets you thinking,’ he added.

¿This is something new, it¿s gnarly, it¿s dark, it¿s sweet, and sour. It¿s unexpected, it¿s kind of ugly, but the flavour is so good. It gets you thinking,¿ the chef said. Above, roast potatoes traditionally cooked 

‘This is something new, it’s gnarly, it’s dark, it’s sweet, and sour. It’s unexpected, it’s kind of ugly, but the flavour is so good. It gets you thinking,’ the chef said. Above, roast potatoes traditionally cooked 

Last year the healthy eating campaigner caused a stir when his first Christmas cookbook featured recipe suggestions waded in with more than 7,000 calories per person, and almost 10,000 for the day if you include his ‘leftovers’ suggestions.

Oliver recently revealed his Christmas lunch would be an intimate affair for the first time, with only his wife and children and no extended family.

He has been married to wife Jules, 42, since 2000, and they share five children, Poppy, 15, Daisy, 14, Petal, 8, Buddy, 7, and River, 1.

The cook said he plans to serve a traditional turkey this Christmas, alongside his homemade porchetta and a goose.

The concept, which will be shown on his Christmas programme on Channel 4, is sure to shock traditionalists, who are more accustomed to roasting potatoes in goose fat

The concept, which will be shown on his Christmas programme on Channel 4, is sure to shock traditionalists, who are more accustomed to roasting potatoes in goose fat

When the Oliver’s extended family come round on Boxing Day, he intends to serve up the leftovers of the ‘mixed roast’.

‘The Italians call it an Arrosto Misto – a mixed roast,’ he explained.

‘It’s their equivalent of a mixed grill. But it means that when the hordes descend the next day, you’ve got loads of leftovers left, you rattle out some salads and some cheese and some bread, and you’ve got a massive, beautiful feast.

‘We’ve slightly lost the art, in a lot of homes in Britain, of cooking something really big and then keeping the leftovers.’

Jamie’s Italian Christmas airs on Channel 4 on Tuesday 19 December at 8pm.

 






Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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