A while back I did a post on umami and at the time, I had never tasted Marmite and didn’t include it. Their advertising slogan is “Love it or hate it,” and I wondered which way I’d go. I tried it in a recipe that I adapted from Karen William’s Marmite Roast Potatoes on Delish – a British cooking site. Maybe I don’t love it yet, but it works for me.
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Marmite Roast Potatoes
- 2 lb white potatoes
- 2 oz. butter
- 1 tbsp. Marmite
- 1 tbsp. bourbon
- Thyme leaves (optional)
Preheat the oven to 400o.
Bring a pot of water to boil. Place the peeled and cut into 2 inch potatoes and boil for 10 mins. Drain, shake well to rough-up the edges and leave them in the pot, covered, for 10 minutes.
Melt the butter in a small pot and whisk in the marmite and bourbon until blended.
Put the potatoes into a baking tray and pour the marmite over them. Turn potatoes to coat. Cook for 20 minutes, turn the potatoes, and cook for another 20 minutes.
Sprinkle with black pepper, thyme leaves and serve.
Based on Melissa Clark’s suggestion. I tried Marmite on a scrambled egg sandwich. Very good but if you try it, don’t add any additional salt.
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