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Shallot Lyonnaise Potatoes & Sauce Vierge

A French Favourite

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Preparation Time
15 minutes
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Cooking Time
20 minutes
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1. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water. Whilst they are cooking peel and chop the shallots quite finely.

2. Fry half the shallots in a pan with half the oil and cook until translucent. Add the white wine and reduce until almost all has evaporated. Once cooked add the rest of the olive oil to “cool it down”.

3. Wash, pick and chop all of the herbs and add the basil, tarragon and chives to the cool oil along with the lemon and the fine chopped tomatoes. Check and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

4. Drain the cooked potatoes and peel and cut in half lengthways.

5. In a non-stick pan add the vegetable oil and allow to get hot. Then add the peeled potatoes and start to sauté off, once they start to take on a little colour, add the remaining half of the chopped shallots.

6. Season with salt and pepper and add the butter, continue to cook until the potatoes are thoroughly coloured and the shallots are cooked.

7. Add the chopped parsley and remove from the heat, drain on to clean kitchen paper

8. Arrange the potatoes straight onto plates and drizzle the sauce over them.

9. Serve with roasted salmon fillets or another fish or meat fillet of your choice.

Recipe devised by Chef Paul Collins

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