Herb-Roasted Potatoes

Herb-Roasted Potatoes

Potatoes are the quintessential side dish.  They are one of those things that, no matter how you decide to cook them, they pretty much take care of themselves.  And they always turn out delicious.  Baked, mashed, roasted, or fried, potatoes are an easy side dish that is sure to please everyone sitting around your dinner table.

Potatoes

My favorite way to enjoy potatoes is to roast them.  You can throw them in a hot oven and forget about them.  I love roasted potatoes because they crisp up on the outside, but stay soft in the center.  They just fall apart in your mouth because they are so tender.  This dish will satisfy any potato lover.

Herb-Roasted Potatoes

I like to use dried herbs when roasting potatoes because they hold up really well in a hot oven.  I usually use herbs like rosemary, thyme, and oregano for these roasted potatoes, but use whatever you have on hand.  Chives, dill, or tarragon would be delicious.  Any hearty, substantial herb works perfectly. 
These have more flavor than baked potatoes, are easier than mashed potatoes, and are healthier than fried potatoes.  In my book, they are simply perfect.

Herb-Roasted Potatoes
 
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Simple roasted baby potatoes with thyme, rosemary, and oregano.
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Yield: Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds baby new potatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Toss the potatoes with the olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, thyme, rosemary, and oregano on a large rimmed baking sheet, spreading the potatoes out into an even layer. Roast for 30 to 40 minutes, until the potatoes are golden brown and tender.

Comments

  1. says

    My mom always made the best herb-roasted potato chunks and I’ve never been able to recreate them! Yours look just as good as hers. Can’t wait to try these!

  2. says

    I think this is such a simple yet delicious dish. You are right, potatoes do have that quality to make everything taste great no matter how you cook them. Yours look great!

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