Thursday, November 29, 2007

Rosemary-Roasted Potatoes - Grow Your Own # 4

Easy and ready in 30 minutes while you fix dinner or perform other chores, these rosemary roasted potatoes make a great side dish. At our Thanksgiving we had this as one of our side dishes.

This is my contribution to this month’s Grow Your Own event.

2 pounds (1 kg) large potatoes, unpeeled and cut into halves or quarters
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves (from my mother-in-law's garden)
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon saffron (it makes all the difference)
1/2 teaspoon smoked or sweet paprika
1/2 cup water

1) Preheat oven to 475°F (245°C).

2) In a large roasting pan or baking sheet, arrange potatoes. Coat with olive oil, garlic, basil, rosemary, parsley, red pepper flakes, safrron,
paprika, salt and water. Toss well to combine.

3) Cover pan with foil and roast for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, turning occasionally to brown on all sides.


Nunnie's Attic said...

Don't you just love fresh herbs? Rosemary was a hard one to introduce to the family. I love it and assumed they would too. It took me a while though but I converted them!


daphne said...

hi there! first time here. I love rosemary-and they are so easy to grow too! this looks like a lovely potato salad.

Andrea said...

Those look so good! I love roasted potatoes but never thought of adding saffron. Maybe this time next year I'll have some saffron from my garden to try with roasted potatoes? Thanks for another yummy entry for Grow Your Own! :-)

Suzana said...

I love rosemary! Cris, those baked potatoes look yummy - should give it a try someday.


PS - Yes, Home Gourmets is now on, I'll translate as much as I can from the portuguese Gourmets. And you're welcome to chitchat anytime. ;)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Sorry, Cris - wrong comment! (shame, shame, shame) :)

Your potatoes look deliciously golden, what a great way for me to use the rosemary I grow!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Wow! I wish I can grow rosemary here...forgot to take some of my herbs in this winter, and lost quite a few. Loved the looks of your potatoes! :)

Cris said...

I just love fresh herbs... Thank you so much for visiting, this is fun, I am getting to know so many new blogs!

JANET said...

I love rosemary added to various foods and have made potatoes similar to this. But I have never used saffron. Your dish looks delicious!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

What inviting photos these are, Cris. I love the combination of saffron and sweet paprika. I haven't been making potatoes much lately, but I'd like to try this recipe, for sure.

Mansi Desai said...

perfect! rosemary is th eonly herb I grow in my patio, and I've found an awesome way to use it now:) thanks cris!!

Britt-Arnhild said...

I always grow rosemary during the summer, now when the garden is frozen the small bush is surviving in a clod room in the basement.

Marcia said...

These potatoes look absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

TBC said...

I've never tried potatoes with rosemary. Got to give this a shot soon.
btw, the pic is lovely, Cris:-)