Today, my husband, Russell, and I spent a few hours digging for gold in our garden. Digging for golden potatoes that is to say. Russell, pitchfork in hand, me gloved, basket in hand and fully prepared for the sunburn, scratches and bug bites, finger-sifted through the dirt and rubble in search of the precious and peppery misshapen little orbs. Here a treasure there a treasure. Here an anthill there a mosquito, spider or wasp. It’s all in a days work and well worth the effort and aching back.
Here is what I did:
Boil the scrubbed potatoes until they are nearly tender. Drain and return the potatoes to the pot, Knock them about a bit and return the pot to the stove as you heat goose or duck fat on a rimmed sheet pan at 450°. Tip the potatoes onto the hot fat and bake until golden and crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, turning or shaking halfway through baking.
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