New Potatoes with Fromage Frais

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The Potato Year: 300 Classic Recipes

The Potato Year

By Lucy Madden

Published 2015

  • About

There can be little in the gardening calendar to rival the delicious moment when you push back the earth to reveal the first crop of the year’s potatoes. Straight indoors they must go for a preliminary wash in cold water and then into a steamer. They may take as little as 10 minutes, depending on the size. As soon as softness is achieved bring them to the table.


  • New potatoes, freshly dug and cleaned
  • A large bowl of fromage frais
  • Chives
  • A plate of spring onions
  • Poppy seeds
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Toasted sunflower seeds


    Serve the steamed new potatoes at once with the other ingredients offered on the side.