‘Apeeling’ potato dishes for your New Years Entertaining!

Whether you’re hosting a party for four or forty this New Years, Pureety has some fantastic snack ideas for you to serve your guests. Potatoes are one of the world’s most versatile vegetables, so grab a bag and let us help you make some delicious party snacks!

1. Ultimate Bite Size Rosemary & Garlic Piped Potatoes

Looking for a simple recipe that makes a delicious, versatile and fancy-looking appetiser? These Piped Potatoes are pleasing to the eye (and taste buds) and add a touch of elegance to any New Years get-together.

All you need to make a this delicious dish is:

· 8 Russet potatoes
· ¼ cup of butter
· 2 eggs
· Pureety Made at Home Rosemary & Garlic Potato Seasoning

The process of creating Piped Potatoes is quite similar to making a great mash. To get started, preheat your oven to gas mark 8 (450 degrees F/ 230 degrees C) and peel and chop up some potatoes into medium chunks. Cover them in a pan of salted boiling water until they’re tender enough to stick a fork through. After draining your potatoes, start mashing! The butter goes in next, along with salt and pepper to taste. Introducing the eggs is probably the trickiest part, as you want to keep the mixture fluffy. Mix the eggs in one at a time to keep your mixture from becoming runny! When you’re happy with the mixture and certain it has no lumps, whip out a pastry bag with a star nozzle. Next comes the fun and fancy part!

You can make these potato treats in starter size to serve in a meal, or bite size to offer as appetisers. Line a baking tray with some parchment and begin to pipe your potato mixture into mountains. Spiral from the outside in as though you are drawing smaller and smaller circles with the piping bag, but be sure to have them overlap so you create some height. Lightly oil and sprinkle the Pureety “Made at Home” Rosemary & Garlic seasoning liberally over each piped potato. This adds a fab crunch and a real punch of flavor. Bake your Piped Potatoes until they’re golden brown. We recommend around 10 to 15 minutes, when the intricate ridges of the pipework become toasted and make your mouth water! These piped beauties are great served on savoury biscuits.

2. Peri Peri Sweet Potato Fries

This recipe is a crowd favourite, moreish and ever so simple to make. So simple, that you need not even measure your ingredients. Not to mention, these fries are baked, so a healthy alternative to regular potato fries.

· Sweet potatoes
· 2 to 3 tablespoons of oil
· Pureety Made at Home Peri-Peri Potato Seasoning

Slice your sweet spuds horizontally and then vertically to create narrow strips. I’m sure you didn’t need us to tell you what a fry should look like! The thinner you cut your potatoes, the crispier your fries will be. Next, toss your potato sticks into a large plastic bag along with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil. You could do this part in a bowl but we think a bag mixes the ingredients more evenly over the fries. Add salt, pepper and the Pureety seasoning of your choice into the bag, seal it and shake. Empty the contents of the bag onto a non-stick baking tray and arrange your potatoes evenly. Heat your oven to gas mark 8 (450 degrees F/ 230 degrees C) and bake for around 15 to 20 minutes. Turn them all once; it’s tedious and you’ll forget which ones you turned and which ones you didn’t but trust us, the taste will make up for any moment of potato-positioning doubt. Bake for a further 10-15 minutes until the edges are darkened and your fries look crispy. All that’s left to do is enjoy with a gorgeous dip!

3. Red Chilli & Garlic Potato Peels

The peel of a potato should never be discounted, as it’s actually as versatile a snack as the filling. We’ve all tried loaded potato skins but this quick recipe might save your skin when prepping for an impromptu party. If you chose to be the ultimate potato host, you could make this dish using the castoff skins of one of the other recipes we’ve given you.

· Potato peels (No discoloured ones please)
· Oil
· Pureety Made at Home Red Chilli & Garlic Potato Seasoning

Heat your oven to gas mark 7 (425 degrees F/ 220 degrees C) and line a baking tray with parchment. Toss the peels with the Pureety Made at Home Potato Seasoning. Arrange the peels over your parchment and bake for around 15 minutes, giving them a rustle halfway through. And that’s all there is to it! Serve on a platter with spring onions, olives, a range of cheeses, halved cherry tomatoes or whatever else takes your fancy. Like we said, versatile.

4. Potato Roses

These appetisers are tasty and surprisingly simple to create, so don’t let the presentation put you off trying it! Your taste buds will thank you.

· 5 small to medium potatoes
· 3 tablespoons of olive or vegetable oil
· Pureety Made at Home Original Potato Seasoning

Slice your potatoes so the edges are around ¼ of a centimetre thick. In a plastic bag ,coat your slices with the oil and Pureety Made at Home Original Roast Potato Seasoning until evenly coated. Preheat your oven to around gas mark 5 (375 degrees F/ 190 degrees C) and use butter or oil to gloss the dips of a cupcake or muffin tin. Depending on the number of dips in your tin, you’ll have to assign each of them the same number of slices to create consistent rose shapes. Now comes the ‘looks tricky but really isn’t’ part of our recipe. Line up around 8 to 10 potato slices in a row but make sure you overlap the ends. Roll up the slices from the first slice you put down and position them into one of dips in your muffin tin. For extra strength, you could spoon a dollop of mashed potato in each dip to act as a creamy glue to hold your rose designs in place. Repeat until you’ve used all your slices and then put your tin in the oven to bake for around 30 to 40 minutes until golden.

5. Bite Size Potato Gratins

A final mini treat for potato lovers, the bite size Potato Gratin. Creamy, yummy and let’s just say it, they’re pretty cute.

· 2 medium to large Russet Potatoes
· Olive or vegetable oil
· ½ cup of cheese
· 2 onions or scallions
· 1 cup heavy cream
· Pureety Made at Home Rosemary & Garlic Potato Seasoning

Preheat your oven to around gas mark 5 (375 degrees F/ 190 degrees C) and gloss the dips of a muffin tin with oil. Peel your potatoes and slice them; there’s no need for neatness in this final recipe! In a plastic bag coat your slices with the oil and the Pureety Made at Home Rosemary and Garlic Potato Seasoning until evenly coated. Once you’ve done this, layer the potato slices around the sides of the dips in your muffin tin. Grate your choice of cheese and mix with finely chopped onions or scallions, and a few dollops of heavy cream. Fill your potato slices with this mixture and season with salt, pepper and your choice of seasoning. Cover your tin loosely with foil and bake for 30 minutes. After this time, remove the foil and sprinkle extra cheese or seasoning onto your gratins if desired. Bake for a further 10 minutes without the foil until the gratins are golden. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes and carefully use a butter knife to remove your gratins from the tin. Melt in the mouth, individual treats that you can dash off for hot or cold eating!

As you can probably tell, Pureety is a big supporter of the humble potato. We think it should be called the par-tay-to. When you’re in a party pinch, remember these delicious potato ideas!