Hasselback potato skewers with parsley and garlic butter

Bonfire Night with Dan Doherty

Dan is delighted to be working with Leisure to present a variety of Bonfire Night recipes, each with a personal twist.

For starters he’s added curry powder and chilli to fire up Haddock chowder and created his own Chipotle Beef Brisket in a bun with Mojo Verde for main course, which is served with Hasselback potato skewers instead of chips. Last but not least, his Triple Chocolate Marshmallow ‘Smores’ Brownies are a delicious take on the classic brownie dessert.

Each dish is designed to reflect Leisure’s inspirational approach to cooking where you can have fun in the kitchen and set your inner foodie free. The indentations in these potatoes help the skin to crisp up and allow the butter to sink right in. Roast them in oil and rosemary and whizz up the herb and garlic butter.


  • Approx. 1kg large new potatoes (or 6 per person)
  • Large sprig of rosemary, roughly chopped
  • Splash of olive oil
  • Sea salt for seasoning
  • Black pepper for seasoning
  • 100g butter
  • Large pinch parsley, chopped
  • 4 gloves garlic, peeled and crushed


Preheat your oven to 170°c fan or 190°c for a conventional oven. Gas mark 5

  1. You’ll need some metal or wooden skewers for this recipe. If you don’t have these just skip this step – it’s more for ease of serving
  2. Take the new potatoes and make incisions all the way along, every 2mm, going ¾ of the way through
  3. A good tip is to put them between 2 wooden spoons to make sure you don’t go all the way through
  4. Skewer the potatoes, depending on how many you can fit on, four-six is ideal, ensuring the cut sides are all facing the same way
  5. In a roasting tray big enough to hold the skewers, lay them all side by side
  6. Drizzle some olive oil over, being generous, and season with salt and pepper
  7. Sprinkle the chopped rosemary over and put in the oven for an hour
  8. In the meantime, in a blender, blitz the butter with the parsley and garlic
  9. Once the hour is up, take the tray out of the Leisure range cooker and add the butter, spooning over the potatoes, and put back in the cooker for another 20 minutes
  10. Take out and leave to cool for 5-10 minutes so you can just grab a skewer each and pop onto your plate

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