Jersey Royals with Anchovy Butter by Jamie Oliver

Photography credit: ©2022 Jamie Oliver Enterprises Ltd. Photography; Ella Miller  

Serves 6


3 anchovy fillets in oil, from sustainable sources

½ a lemon

250g unsalted butter

1kg Jersey Royal potatoes

a few sprigs of flat-leaf parsley


  1. For the anchovy butter, smash the anchovies and a small squeeze of lemon juice together in a pestle and mortar or pulse in a food processor to form a paste.
  2. Beat in the butter until evenly incorporated, then season to perfection with sea salt and black pepper.
  3. Scrape the butter onto a large piece of clingfilm, form it into a rough sausage shape and refrigerate until firm.
  4. Wash the Jersey Royals under cold running water to remove the earth (be very gentle, as the skins are fragile). Place them in a large pan of salted water and bring to the boil. Simmer gently for 15 minutes, or until cooked through, then drain and allow to steam dry while you pick and finely chop the parsley leaves.
  5. Place a knob of anchovy butter (around 20g) on top of the potatoes, place a lid on top and shake well. Scatter over the chopped parsley, to serve.


TIP: Freeze the rest of the anchovy butter for tasty cooking another day.


Nutrition per portion: 211kcal, Fat 3.4g, Saturates 1.8g, Protein 3.8g, Carbs 44.5g, Sugars 2.8g, Fibre 2.8g, Salt 0.2g 

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