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Clarissa Hyman's Sauteed Rosemary Potatoes With Cherry Tomatoes

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“This recipe comes from Clarissa Hyman's cookbook "Cucina Siciliana" and it's rustic, earthy and delicious in its simplicity. A tip for cooks from my country: try substituting the cherry tomatoes with peppadews! Use ready-pitted calamata olives, or you can sub with pitted green olives. I tweaked the original, and I suggest you use more potatoes, cherry tomatoes and olives if you like. Also, use lots of chopped fresh rosemary!!”

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  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into small chunks. Not tiny, mind, about 1/2 inch square).
  2. Parboil them for 5 mins., then drain, and blot dry on a bed of kitchen paper.
  3. Heat a thin layer of oil in a frying pan. Add the potato chunks, rosemary, garlic, some salt, and a lot of black pepper -- but not enough to spoil the taste for you!
  4. Stir the potatoes in the oil so they are well coated, and then leave to brown, flipping them over a few times. Keep checking so they don't burn or stick. You need quite high heat for this, otherwise the potato pieces will not brown well.
  5. After about 15 mins, when the potatoes are almost golden and crunchy, add the tomatoes, olives and garlic, and mix gently.
  6. Cook for a few more minutes until the tomatoes go limp and the skins split and char a little.
  7. Sprinkle with parsley, and serve.
  8. This is great with a leg or shoulder of oven-roasted lamb, or with roast chicken. It will also be a great side dish with fish.

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