Recipe: cumin-spiced Jersey Royals with mint and chive dip

It's Jersey Royals season! The tasty tatties are a great British homegrown product that we should all champion. Try them in this sensational snack recipe with an aromatic, spicy kick


Recipe: cumin-spiced Jersey Royals with mint and chive dip

An ideal starter or party dish to serve when entertaining.

Serves 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes


1kg Jersey Royals, scrubbed

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp cumin seeds

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


200g low fat Greek-style yogurt

2 tbsp chopped fresh mint

2 tbsp chopped fresh chives

STEP ONE Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan oven 180°C, Gas Mark 6. Cook the Jersey Royals in lightly salted boiling water until almost tender – about 10-15 minutes. Drain well.

STEP TWO Tip the Jersey Royals into a roasting pan and add the olive oil and cumin seeds. Season with a little salt and black pepper, then toss to coat. Roast for 25-30 minutes, until browned.

STEP THREE While the potatoes are roasting, make the dip by mixing together the yogurt, mint and chives. Serve with the Jersey Royals.

Cook’s tip: If you like, use 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander in the dip instead of mint.

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