Thursday, January 13, 2011

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

When come to cooking potatoes I like to keep it simple. For me simple is often the best. To get it crispy on the outside and tender on the inside I will usually par-boiled the potatoes first. Then cut them into wedges and roast them over high heat. Normally I will toast in all the herbs before roasting but this time I did something different. I lightly brown the garlic, chili and green onions and toss it into the potatoes once it is done.


4 large potatoes (I used red skin potatoes)
3 spring onions
3 cloves garlic – chopped
1 large red chili – finely sliced
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Wash and clean the potatoes. Put the potatoes in a large pot of water with some salt and bring it up to boil. Continue to boil for 6-7 minutes. Drain it and let it cool down a bit.
2. Cut into wedges and transfer it to mixing bowl. Drizzle in some olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss until well combined. Line a sheet pan with some aluminum foil,grease the base of the sheet pan with some olive oil.
3. Transfer the potatoes wedges to the roasting pan in a single layer. Roast it in pre-heated 400 degree oven for 30-40 minutes until crispy and golden brown. Turn it once half way through the roasting.
4. In the meantime, heat up a tbsp of olive oil in a sauté pan. Add in the garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add in the chili and green onions. Lightly toss is around for a minute.
5. Remove the potatoes from the oven, pour in the garlic mixture and give it a few good toss and serve immediately.


Quinn said...

After parboiling and draining the water off the potatoes, if you pop it back into the pan and shake it vigorously just to roughen up the edges, it will crisp up better in the oven when roasting!

I used to not do it because I thought why bother but the simple motion of shaking the pan really crisp it up better!

Love2cook Malaysia said...

Such an appetizing dish! I'm hungry! :D

Reanaclaire said...

I can try this one day.. and see how it goes..

Elin said...

My favorite food is roasted potato and great idea to toss it wif browned garlic .shall try cooking it this way the next potato feast :)

ICook4Fun said...

Quinn, thanks for the tip. I will do that the next time make this.

Love2cook, thanks.

Reanaclaire, hope you like this.

Medifast Coupon, thanks.

Elin, ours too :)

Dori said...

Potatoes are so warm and comfy :) Nice recipe!

Julie said...

I agree with you. The best dishes are usually the simple ones. Can't wait to try this out. I'm a huge fan of easy to make recipes :)