Monday, July 30, 2012

Simple Recipes: Red Potatoes

I am a busy person with a multitude of homesteading projects that I am constantly working on, as well as working 40 hours a week outside of the home, and parenting a 12 year old that needs her own event coordinator!  I don't always have time to plan and cook a meal.  This week I am bring you two very simple recipes that you can prepare easily with most ingredients coming directly from your garden or local farmer's market.  

Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary and Bay

2 lbs. of red potatoes
1 head of garlic, cloves separated
6 sprigs of rosemary, each 3 inches long
2 bay leaves
3 tbsp olive oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Put the potatoes in a large shallow baking dish.  Arrange them in a single layer.  Add the garlic, rosemary, bay leaf, and olive oil.  Season with salt and then toss well.  Add just a 1/3 cup of water.

Cover your baking dish with foil and bake until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife.  (This should take about 45 minutes.)  Enjoy!

Roasted Potatoes with Herbs

1/4 olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 lbs. of unpeeled red potatoes

In a roasting pan, stir together all ingredients except the potatoes.  After the ingredients are well mixed, toss in the potatoes.  Roast in a preheated 425 degree oven, turning often, until golden brown.  (Again this should take about 45 minutes.)  Garnish this dish with 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil and 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives from your garden, and enjoy!

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