Thursday, January 29, 2009

Roasted New Potatoes

Potatoes are my ultimate comfort food and new potatoes take it over the top. It's not often that I actually get to get creative much less cook new potatoes. Somehow my husband usually gets to the little sack of potatoes first and boils them in crab boil for a snack. Every time, he can't help it, so now I hide the little sack until I'm ready to cook.







Wash and drain the new potatoes.












Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Cut the potatoes in half, season with sea salt, black pepper, 1 tablespoon of rosemary and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil to coat each potato.







Bake at 425 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Look how crispy the outer layer is.






Remove from oven toss the steaming hot and crispy potatoes with 1/2 cup of grated pecorino romano cheese and freshly chopped parsley. The cheese will melt over the potatoes and you will completely forget how forlorn you are due to the icy, windy, wet weather outside of your door.
I promise!


22 comments:

gigi said...

Oh and I bet the house smells wonderful!

Greg C said...

That sounds good to go along with the roast pork I am making this weekend. I love new potatoes.

Calm In The Kitchen said...

Oh I love potatoes! Roasted is my favorite way to prepare. Definitely my version of comfort food!

;) amy

Debbie said...

Boy do they look good. I am always in the mood for roasted potatoes. I sometimes add the cheese before cooking and it gives them a crispy coating.

tamilyn said...

I love spuds. That's it, I just love spuds.

Maria said...

I love roasted taters!! I haven't had them in awhile though, thanks for the reminder!

5 Star Foodie said...

That is my favorite way to make the potatoes! I just love that crispy taste!

Cathy said...

This is one of my favorite sides too, and your pictures remind me why! Good job hiding that sack of potatoes -- there is no way that boiled potatoes of any persuasion can compete with the little beauties that you roasted up!

Reeni♥ said...

Those look so delicious! I haven't been eating many potatoes. I think their going on my menu for tonight. How funny that you have to hide potatoes!! Usually it's the sweets we have to hide.

Hudson said...

We had a friend of ours make a recipe very similiar to this and it was delicious. Mary Jo and Hudson

Donna-FFW said...

I so love roasted red potaatoes. This looks fabulous. Pictures are mouthwatering. I am starring this!!

Pam said...

Nothing better than roasted potaotes with cheese. They look tasty and comforting.

Elra said...

Katherine, I really like the simple flavor of your potato. Rosemary is the best for this, since potato doesn't have any special fragrant.
Cheers,
Elra

Marjie said...

Except for Thanksgiving, when people expect mashed potatoes, I never buy anything except red skinned potatoes. To me they have better flavor, and are moister. Hope your sunshine returns soon!

nicole said...

I love potatoes. To bad my husband isn't that big of a fan. I don't get to eat them often enough. These look delicious

The Blonde Duck said...

This will go perfect with the roast I was cooking Sunday. Hooray!

Ida said...

Your "roasted new potatoes" sound wonderful! I am going to try them tonight.

Gladys said...

I love these. Even more I love that you used "forlorn" in your post. I love that word. It makes me feel so Emily Bronte or Jane Austin-ish.

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Bridgett said...

I am with you, Katherine, potatoes are the perfect comfort food and I am glad I came across your recipe as I was eyeing some potatoes for tonight's dinner. Feel free to send me your left-overs!

Ralonda said...

Oh darn, I saw your potatoes this morning and was going to come back to get your recipe to go with the roast that was in the crock pot for dinner... See, baby Jude got his 2 month shots today and I got distracted this afternoon with his fussiness, as well as, my step-sons chior shirt chaos so, needless to say, I just threw some potatoes in a pot and boiled them for mashed potatoes.
Will definitely have to give yours a try next week! Yum!

Lanny said...

Your way sounds delicious! I have to agree with your hubby though--sometimes potatoes (and corn, etc) with crab boil is comfort food too!