This poutine dish is a classic Canadian street food and is a new, interesting way to serve potatoes. Traditionally made with cheese curds, which can be bought from specialist cheese shops or ordered online, it works just as well with creamy buffalo mozzarella. Topped with a rich gravy, it’s a delicious take on loaded fries.
A cottage pie is a great British classic, especially in the winter months. In this seasonal version we mix a rich beef sauce made with red wine, thyme and bay leaves, with peas, carrots and the season’s best cavolo nero cabbage. A layer of baked potatoes and sweet potatoes is a lovely alternative to mashed potato. Top tip: if you’re making this dish over Christmas, swap your circle cookie cutter for stars.
These vegan samosas are ideal finger food for a party snack, or as a side dish to go with a homemade curry. Baking them in the oven is a much healthier alternative to the fried ones you find in restaurants and take-aways. Once you’ve cracked the folding of the filo, you can experiment with different fillings.