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Lemon potatoes and asparagus

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 2
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. For the potatoes, heat the oil in a pan over a high heat. Add the potatoes and sauté for five minutes, until browned.

  2. Add the wine, cumin seeds and lemon juice and simmer for two minutes.

  3. Cover with a lid and allow to cook through for 10-15 minutes.

  4. For the asparagus, heat a griddle pan until smoking. Add the asparagus and char-grill for 4-5 minutes, until cooked through.

  5. Place the egg yolk and the lemon juice in a bowl and whisk together. Add the melted butter and whisk together well, seasoning, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  6. To serve, place the potatoes into a serving bowl. Place the asparagus on a plate and drizzle with the hollandaise dressing.


For the potatoes

  • 250g/9oz new potatoes, bashed with rolling pin
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • splash white wine
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

For the asparagus

  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 free-range egg yolk
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 25g/1oz butter, melted
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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