Thursday, October 4, 2007

Dinner: Roasted Potatoes

Tonight I wanted something comforting and delicious for dinner that would not take too much time, but still hit the spot. I decided to go with roasted potatoes, but making them might not seem as easy as you think. That is unless you know a few tricks.

My mom actually told me about this one (she saw it on TV): put a cookie sheet in the oven while bringing the oven up to the necessary temperature. The cookie sheet will be super hot and when you put potatoes on it, this will help potatoes to roast faster and for a crispy skin to form easier.

Ingredients:
*red potatoes washed and cut into bite size pieces
*salt and pepper to taste
*olive oil
*red pepper flakes
*parsley for garnish

Directions:
*preheat the oven at 450 degrees with a cookie sheet inside
*coat potatoes with oil, salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes (you can also use other spices)
*put potatoes on a heated cookie sheet and roast for 30-40 minutes until the skin is crispy and the insides are cooked through
*sprinkle with parsley, adjust the salt and enjoy!

Notes:
*I had it with French bread and avocado/tomato salad
*Other spices you can use: Italian seasoning, garlic salt, rosemary, thyme.

2 comments:

Misha said...

wow!! that looks really good, especially the salad. i've never been the biggest potato fan but those look good as well. really cool plate by the way i like your style sis!

Jen said...

yum :) This looks so delish, I might have to stop and get potatoes on the way home!

Last night Ali cooked Pakistani food...I think you'd enjoy! We had chicken poached tomato sauce, lentils, garlic rice, and a yogurt sauce.