Potatoes and Artichokes

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The Potato Year: 300 Classic Recipes

The Potato Year

By Lucy Madden

Published 2015

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These vegetables together are another divine inspiration. Globe arti-chokes are easy to grow and beautiful to look at.


  • 1Β½ lb (700 g) potatoes
  • At least 1 artichoke per person, preferably 2–3
  • 1 dessertspoonful ground coriander seeds
  • Olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh coriander leaves


Steam the cleaned potatoes and at the same time cook the artichoke globes. This can be done by steaming or boiling in salted water. Then, using a sharp knife, remove the leaves and scrape off the hairy part of the centre until you are left with just the hearts.

Slice the warm potatoes and gently turn both vegetables in the coriander seeds, the oil, lime juice and the salt. Sprinkle with a few coriander leaves.

β€˜The three worst things of all; small, soft potatoes, from that to an uncomfortable bed and to sleep with a bad woman.’

Old Irish proverb.

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