We made this with red onions as we had no Spanish onions to hand which worked well; if you have the Spanish onions it works even better!
New potatoes Lyonnaise – to serve 6 as a side dish
- 50g unsalted butter
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 3 large Spanish onions, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, sliced
- 1 tbsp thyme leaves
- 1kg large new potatoes, halved
Heat the butter in a large pan until foaming. Add 2 tbsp of the olive oil and the onions and cook on a fairly low heat until soft and golden, about 30 minutes. When the onions have softened, stir in the garlic and thyme and set aside.
Heat the oven to 200C/180 fan/gas 6. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the potatoes and boil for 5 minutes, then drain well.
Mix the potatoes with the rest of the oil and some seasoning in a large roasting tin. Roast for 30 minutes, tossing halfway, until golden. Stir in the onion mixture and roast for a further 10 minutes.
(Original recipe from BBC Good Food)