In the United States, unfortunately we don’t have very tasty potatoes like the ones I have experienced in Europe. To accent the natural flavors of potatoes, I have concocted a tasty blend of herbs and spices to add robust flavor.
Instead of potatoes being the ‘starch side dish’ to your next hearty meal, why not flavor it to highlight your meal. Or if you’re like me, on days in which I dine alone at home, there is nothing like potatoes to satisfy my hunger. I always have a bag of potatoes in my pantry and an abundant of herbs and spices. I have found Yukon potatoes to be slightly tastier than others. Therefore, feel free to experiment with a variety of potatoes.
4 Yukon potatoes
8 Garlic cloves with peel
10 pearl onion – peel removed
4 Rosemary sprigs
½ teaspoon garlic salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon of ground coriander
½ teaspoon of dried thyme
A pinch of cayenne pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
Preheat oven350 degrees.
Chop potatoes into bit size pieces. In a large bowl, combine all of the above ingredients with the potatoes. Toss well and lay mix on a roasting pan. Place in oven for 30 minutes. Then lower heat to 250 and continue to cook for another 30 minutes. Ten minutes prior to serving, raise temperature back to 350. Remove sprigs from the potatoes and serve.