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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

Now that spring is here, I am eager to get my herbs planted.
Until then, I have to be content going to the store and buying them by the bunch. It is not the same as trimming off branches from my own plant, but I'm glad to be able to get fresh. There is no substitute for the fresh rosemary in this recipe.
A large sweet onion is perfect for these roasted potatoes~ from Georgia or Texas...your choice!

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
6-7 yellow potatoes
1 onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic
several branches fresh rosemary
fresh ground salt & pepper
3-4 Tbs olive oil
Pre-heat oven to 400°
Clean and slice potatoes in to wedges, leaving the skins on. Soak in a bowl of salted water while getting everything together. On a heavy baking sheet, spread potatoes, minced garlic, and onion slices. Cut the leaves off of the rosemary- I use scissors. Cover generously with rosemary leaves, salt & pepper. Pour olive oil over the potatoes. Bake for 15 minutes, carefully turn with a spatula. Return to the oven and bake until potatoes are tender, another 15-20 minutes.

This is our favorite quick and easy potato recipe. It is perfect with whatever y'all plan to be grillin tonight.


Freya and Paul said...

You can't beat roast potatoes and rosemary pinpoints them perfectly!

T.W. Barritt said...

I think Roseamry is my favorite herb. It has a similar quality to a carefully aged wine.

Anonymous said...

I've stumbled upon your blog and I'm hooked :) You all have such wonderful recipes.

These potatoes look scrumptious! Hope you don't mind if I add you to my blog. I think my readers would really enjoy coming here.

Thanks for sharing these goodies!

Jerry said...

Oh, Nummy! Rosemary and potatoes is a great combination. I always add just a little oregano to mine as well, though

Southern Heart said...

Yum! I can't wait to try your sons would love this one, too! I need to try my hand at growing herbs...

I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend!

JB said...

Sandi - I cannot tell you how excited I am that you stopped by my blog and left me a message. I was so happy when I realized you are from Alabama because I will be traveling there for the first time next month (tuscaloosa for a wedding.) Then, when I went to your website and realized you are the "Whistle Stop Cafe" from the book and the movie I almost died, that was my favorite movie growing up. Thank you again fro introducing me to your blog, I'll be sure to add it to my blog roll this week.

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sandi said...

Freya & Paul~ wonder how we could do those wrinkled potatoes with rosemary?
TW~ I'm honored that a 'culinary type' would stop by our whistlestop cafe.
Mom~ glad you dropped in...we could use some glamour here!
Jerry~ Ciao...rosemary in Tuscany?
Southern Heart~ herbs grow almost by themselves around here.
JB~ another Boston-Alabama connection. Come by for a glass of sweet tea!

Cheryl said...

Potatoes are good any way you make them.

But roasted potatoes and all those wonderful flavors. Your killing me here. Yum.

Rhoda said...

Oh, I love rosemary potatoes...I may have to try this one. I will definitely check out more of your recipes...and maybe I'll get over to your cafe one day.

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Kristen said...

Oh yum, yum! I just got my herbs for outside. This is def going to be something I try!

sher said...

This is one of my favorite things to eat. The combination of the potatoes and rosemary is irresistable. Your picture is making me very hungry!!!

PAT said...

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes=Yum!!

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Rose said...

I looove roasted potatoes. But I love even more roasted potatoes with rosemary or thyme.

Janet said...

I've have grown rosemary in the past, and we used it on roasted new potatoes. Delicious! I really prefer a dish like this to French fries.

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