Monday, March 29, 2010

Simple Roasted Potatoes

I must be Irish at heart as I love potatoes - mashed, french fried, roasted, sauteed, gnocchi, fried into patties, you name it. I once even attempted (albeit halfheartedly) to convince my husband that we should purchase a potato farm. Yes, I love potatoes. I started oven roasting potatoes a few years ago and have experimented with a variety of seasonings. This recipe has made it's way to the top (currently, anyway) as my family's favorite concoction for roasted potatoes.

You begin with 6 potatoes, and chopped into rough 1-inch cubes. To this you add 1/2 of a yellow onion, chopped fine.

Combine olive oil and seasonings (complete recipe below) in a large bowl, whisking well. Pour the oil mixture over the potatoes and onions, stirring well to combine and give a good coat to each of the potato cubes.

Pour potatoes onto a sheet pan and spread evenly so that each potato is on the sheet pan. Roast in a 400 degree oven for about 45 minutes.

Simple Roasted Potatoes

6 medium potatoes, well-washed with skins left on
½ yellow or purple onion chopped
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tsp. Garlic powder
1 tsp. basil
½ tsp oregano
2 tsp. Kosher salt
1 tsp. pepper

Chop potatoes into ½-inch cubes and place in the bottom of a large mixing bowl. Add chopped onion. In a small bowl, combine olive oil and all remaining seasonings. Whisk to well combine. Pour oil mixture over potatoes and onions and toss till potatoes are well coated. Pour potatoes onto a sheet pan, spreading evenly and making sure each potato is touching the pan, so they are not stacked on top of each other. Roast in a 400 degree oven for approximately 45 minutes.