Friday, October 16, 2009

Roasted Potatoes with Garlic. And More Garlic. And Some Other Things.

I've posted about these potatoes before, but let me sing their praises one more time.  Easy.  Healthy.  Garlicky.  They are everything you've every wanted in a potato.  And then some.  These potatoes complete you.

If you're thinking about your Thanksgiving menu already (and I am) these might be a nice replacement for the mashed potatoes.  Thanksgiving purists, no hate mail, please.

(Also, see those chives in the picture?  I grew them!  Oh, and my peppers say hello.)

New Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
From Cooking Light
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 7 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 3 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, garlic, and potatoes in a roasting pan or jelly-roll pan; toss well to coat. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until tender, stirring after 35 minutes.

When cool enough to handle (10 to 15 minutes) squeeze the pulp from the garlic cloves into a large bowl.  (Toss the garlic skins.)  Combine pulp, remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil, remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, chives, vinegar and mustard in a large bowl.  Whisk, then add potatoes and toss to coat.

Serves eight.  Approximately 170 calories per serving.

The food: Mustardy, garlicky potatoes
The verdict: Garlic breath is a small price to pay for such deliciousness


Karly said...

These look and sound delicious! My daughter thinks mustard is evil, but I might try making these anyway. She'll just have to deal with it. ;)

Abbie said...

You know, she might not even realize it's in there, with all the garlicky goodness.

msmeanie said...

My goodness that looks good! What a fantastic recipe. Lovely photo too!

Hillary said...

And to think, I used to hate garlic! This picture is making me drool :) You should submit this recipe to! :)

Chocolate Shavings said...

Those sound tasty, I'll have to give them a try!

Girl+Boy+Cat+Dog said...

Yup, making my tummy growl :-). P.S. What a gorgeous shot!

El said...

These look amazing and are making me incredibly hungry!

joey said...

No way these could not be incredible :)

Mike said...


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