Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What’s Cooking Wednesday – Easy Roasted Potatoes

For more WCW recipes check out Shan’s Place.

I thought the follow would be Thanksgiving appropriate. I don’t have exact measurements but this is very easy to make.

Potatoes (I like little new potatoes)
Butter, melted
Olive oil
Dried Rosemary

Scrub potatoes clean, don’t break the skin. One medium potato serves one person. Cut into to quarters or halves depending on size. Place loosely in a baking dish.

Add a few tablespoons of melted butter mixed with olive oil (approx. ¼ cup of oil for a pound of potatoes). Coat the potatoes well.

Roast at 350, turning occasionally until they are browned on the outside and tender inside, approx 1-1 ½ hours.

Halfway through the cooking add salt, pepper and rosemary to taste.

You can also try these with different spices or some roasted garlic.


Cherrye at My Bella Vita said...

Oh yum! I was planning to make these tomorrow!! Grazie, those look great.

Diana said...

These would actually work perfectly with my WCW recipe today. The recipes are perfectly complimentary. Great minds think alike.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I make something just like these, but I only use olive oil - the butter seems like a fabulous addition!

So simple but SO good!

Jessica said...

I'm obsessed with roasted potatoes. These look delicious! My mom used to make them with some olive oil and Lipton's onion soup mix. The onions would cook all crunchy. I love rosemary, however, and grow a plant on my terrace, so will have to whip these up.

Petulia said...

yum yum, remind me when I get back to Rome we'll have you over for dinner so you can try Mr. R famous roast potatoes. He is v proud of them:-)
What are you doing for Thanksgiving?

City Girl said...

Like Jen, I only use olive oil to roast potatoes, but now am thinking I need to add butter. Happy Thanksgiving!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Cherrye - you're welcome and grazie.

Diana - I'll have to check out your recipe.

Jen - I bet using only olive oil is healthier. However, like Paula Deen and Ina Gartner I love butter.

jessica - they are the perfect comfort side dish. I'm going to try different spices next time I make them.

Petulia - I look forward to try Mr. R's recipe. I will be working tomorrow. I'm trying to finish an outline by next week. Maybe I'll treat myself to a something yummy from the bakery around the corner.

City Girl - Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

glamah16 said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Im sure you have some great plans with the fellow expats.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

glamah16 - Not this year but looking forward to making something good for dinner.

Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

Shan said...

Mmmm I love roasted potatoes.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

shan - so do I. I'm making some this weekend.