Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Recipe Swap: Garlic Roasted Potatoes

I missed the last recipe swap last week for pasta so I made sure not to miss this one and I'm glad I didn't because it was side dishes. I'm pretty good at coming up with the main portion of the meal most times but I feel like I just flip through my recipe book over and over again for side dishes or I feel like I'm making the same things over and over again.

So I was quite happy when I received the recipe for Garlic Roasted Potatoes from Melissa at I Was Born to Cook. We have roasted red potatoes pretty often, but for some reason I never thought to roast them with garlic. Considering I love the smell and taste of garlic, I have no idea how this was possible.


Garlic Roasted Potatoes
Source: I was Born to Cook, from Ina Garten
Servings: 4
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Ingredients:
    • 1 lb. red potatoes
    • 2 tbsp. olive oil
    • 1 tsp. sea salt
    • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • parsley
Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 400. Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
2. Wash and quarter the potatoes and add to a medium sized bowl.
3. Add the olive oil, sea salt, pepper and garlic cloves to the bowl. Toss to coat the potatoes.
4. Spread the potatoes out on the cookie sheet in an even layer.
5. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, turning them twice during cooking.
6. Garnish with parsley once served.

Garlic and potatoes. Do I really need to explain why these were delicious? Right as a popped the last potato into my mouth I realized that I never garnished them with the parsley. Damn. I even had some fresh parsley I could have used.

I did learn something though. The potatoes cook much better on a cookie sheet than they do in a glass baking dish which was my typical method of making them. So its definitely a cookie sheet from now on!

Apologies again for the blurry picture. I seem to have lost my patience in waiting long enough for the food to stop steaming. But if you can imagine the smell, I think you can forgive me. =)

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