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Spice Up Your Spuds

I’m always looking for new ways to spice up plain dishes and recently I came across the spices from oz. (The packing was so cool I couldn’t resist). They’re a delicious and simple way to give your dish an extra kick. So here goes for my spiced up spuds…

The Spuds
1kg potatoes
olive oil
a handful of fresh thyme
“Kräutersalz” from oz. and pepper

The Dip
200g crème fraiche
1/2 a lemon juiced
a handful of fresh coriander
“Kräutersalz” from oz. and pepper

Preheat the oven at 200°C. Wash the potatoes and cut in halve. Sprinkle the thyme, salt and pepper over them and add a lug of olive oil. Mix and it all up and bake for 45 minutes. For the dip all you have to do is mix all the ingredients together.

I’ve made a salad to go with ours but they’re a great side dish for all kinds of menus. (And the kiddies reckon that you don’t need anything to go with them their great on they’re own)


  1. You might want to give Za’atar a try… available at oriental shops, usually in different varieties. I bought one from Lebanon that had a strong Thyme.inflection. But the basis is always Sumac. Very tasty!
    I got a pound for less than 4 Euro.
    Best wishes,

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    • The “Kräutersalz” is made by the firm oz. ( the ingredients are: celery leaves, celery seeds, celery root, black pepper, onion, garlic, mustard flour, coriander, parsley, chives, dill, curcuma and wild garlic.


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