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person 3-4
time 55 minutes


  • 600g Baby Potatoes skin left on and washed
  • Olive oil (to cover bottom of baking dish in a single layer)
  • 2 x tsp Marmite
  • Salt for boiling
  • Pinch Coarse Sea Salt when serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 185 degrees.

  2. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, carefully add in the potatoes and add a pinch salt.
  3. Allow to simmer for 8-10 minutes, then drain the water.
  4. In a roasting dish, cover the bottom of the dish with a layer of olive oil and marmite and place in the hot oven for a few minutes to heat.
  5. Add the potatoes to the oven dish in a single layer, mix thoroughly with a spoon to ensure all potatoes are covered in the oil and marmite.
  6. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and turn each of the potatoes over using a spoon.
  8. Use a potato masher to slightly press down on each potato to squash them.
  9. Add a handful fresh or dried thyme leaves.
  10. Return to the oven for a further 20 minutes until cooked crispy and golden.
  11. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt just before serving.

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