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homemade lemon and thyme salt

Lemon And Thyme Rock Salt

I was wanting this lemon and thyme rock salt combination for a recipe that I am going to try. I will share the recipe of course if it tastes good. However when I went to purchase said salt mixture I was a little shocked at the price. A staggering £27 per kilo. When I made this at home it gave the kitchen amazing aromas. Even now when I remove the lid the smell is divine with this homemade version.

shop bought lemon and thyme rock salt

Of course we are Cheap Dinner Ideas and we are not be going to pay that for something basic. So homemade lemon and thyme salt it was then. So first I bought some basic supermarkets own brand rock salt Coming in at £2.86 per kilo that makes the Lemon and Thyme rock salt ten times more expensive. 10x can you believe that.

basic supermarket rock salt

The next thing I had to buy was an unwaxed lemon, I bought them from Sainsbury’s and cost me £1.50 for 4. That works out at around 38p each. I only used 1 lemon and once grated I sliced it up and put it in the freezer to add to drinks or fish dishes. I used around 100g of the rock salt (35p) and if you add the cost of the lemon (38p) it comes to 73p for 100g.

grated lemon zest with the grater and lemons

The thyme was of course free from the garden. This post tells you what herbs you can grow in your garden for growing and cooking.

lemon and thyme together in a pot lemon and thyme rock salt

Now just add the salt, the natural qualities will dry out the lemon zest and the Thyme.

Other Homemade Salts

Now you have made this you can make any homemade flavoured salts, what will your favourite be

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how to cook Boulangere Potatoes

How To Cook Boulangere Potatoes

Potatoes, the humble ingredient that can be transformed into many delight. With this super quick prep method you can slam them in the oven and forget them. Great for busy households and even better you can make 2 at once, eat one save one or even freeze for later. Originally Boulangere Potatoes were cooked by French bakers as there ovens were cooling down for the day. They would turn of the ovens, place their particular mix of potatoes in the oven whilst cleaning the bakery. About an hour and a half later when they were done so were their Boulangere Potatoes. the word Boulangere is a French word for baker. Now for the quick method of how to cook Boulangere Potatoes.

How To Cook Boulangere Potatoes The Quick Method

Thinly slice some potatoes or use a mandolin, one large potato per person I use. Boil the kettle and then dissolve one vegetable stock cube in a measuring cup. (as per instructions on veg stock cube) Arrange sliced potatoes in a shallow dish, add a knob of butter and pour over the veg stock. Cover with tin foil and place in the oven at 170c for about on hour fifteen mins. Remove foil add a little grated cheese on the top return to the oven and they are done. Its the simplest method ever. The kids love them with anything and they are so quick and easy to prepare.

To add more or different flavours you could add other herbs to you Boulangere Potatoes with rosemary and garlic

how to cook Boulangere Potatoes

how to cook Boulangere Potatoes

Boulangere Potatoes

How To Cook Boulangere Potatoes Potatoes, the humble ingredient that can be transformed into many delight. With this super quick prep method you can slam them in the oven and… Sides How To Cook Boulangere Potatoes European Print This
Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 Calories estimated 20 grams Fat estimated
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 1kg of potatoes, Desires or any to hand
  • 1 Large onion sliced
  • 250ml veg stock
  • 30g of butter
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Thyme or rosemary

Instructions

Fry the onion sin 10g of butter Whilst they are frying slice the potatoes thinly or use a mandolin When the onions are brown on the edges remove from heat In layers add the potatoes and fried onions into a shallow oven proof dish Season each layer and add the herbs of your choice Pour on the stock and add the butter Cover with foil and place in the oven for about an hour Remove the foil and cook for a further 30 minutes so the edges of the potatoes go brown and crispy how do you make Boulangere Potatoes

Notes

I sometimes add cheese after removing the foil. It gives it another flavour dimension and the potatoes go even crispier.

Boulangere Potatoes

Now if you want to go for the full authentic Boulangere Potatoes then there is a few extra steps involved. You need to firstly fry off some onions. Some recipes direct you to just layer the onions raw with the potatoes but I like a little more texture and flavour in my Boulangere Potatoes. Do go out to your garden and get some herbs, free extra flavour. Woody herbs are best as they withstand the lengthy cooking time.

how do you make Boulangere Potatoes

 

How do you make your Boulangere Potatoes?

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