Weeknight dinners are the bane of my existence. It seems with everyone having different schedules, it is hard to create fast-meal that is also kid-approved every night of the week. (And did I mention healthy? Yep, need to include that too.)
Luckily, this recipe fits the bill for an easy potato side dish for weeknight dinners. We often have it with grilled meat and it hits on all three criteria: fast, kid-approved and healthy.
Garlic Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
These Garlic Roasted Rosemary Potatoes fir the bill for an easy potato side dish for weeknight dinners, plus it hits all criteria for a mom: fast, kid-approved and healthy.
Recipe Yields: Serving for 4
1 ½ lbs. fingerling potatoes (about 1 bag)
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Coarse sea salt, to taste
1 head of garlic
4-5 sprigs of fresh rosemary
1. In a small bowl, combine oil, 3 sprigs of rosemary (run your finger against the stick of rosemary to get the leaves off easily), 4 smashed cloves of garlic (press the back of your chef’s knife against the garlic, and hit it hard with your fist to smash, but don’t mince), and a dash of sea salt. Stir, cover, and set aside.
2. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with foil or use a cast iron pan with no lining.
3. Wash potatoes, cut in half lengthwise, and place them in a large bowl.
4. Remove remaining rosemary leaves from sticks, and then chop finely. Set aside.
5. Combine the oil/rosemary/garlic mixture with cut potatoes and coat all potatoes with oil. (You may have to use your hands, but normally a wooden spoon or spatula does the trick.)
6. Spread oil-coated potatoes onto baking sheet or cast iron skillet. Sprinkle remaining rosemary on top of potatoes.
7. Place oven and cook for 10 minutes. Flip potatoes with spatular and cook for an additional 10 mintues.
8. After the 20 minutes, switch oven to broil and broil potatoes until they get golden brown, around three to five minutes. Make sure to not over cook or they potatoes will burn
9. Add a little more salt and serve immediately.
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