Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Roasted potatoes with a little something extra



Balsamic Roasted New Potatoes
The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook Copyright 1999

1 tablespoons olive oil or butter I used a little of both
2 pounds new potatoes, unpeeled and quartered
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme I used a lesser amount of dried thyme
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary I used a lesser amount of dried rosemary
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper

Heat oil in large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add potatoes and next 4 ingredients. Toss. Remove skillet from heat; place in oven. (I transfered the potatoes to a roasting pan since I don't have an ovenproof skillet big enough for 2 pounds of potatoes.) Roast potatoes, uncovered, at 425 degrees for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally. Add vinegar, and toss well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast, uncovered, 6 more minutes. Serve immediately.
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Roasted new potatoes are good just about any way you make them but the balsamic vinegar added a really nice touch, if you happen to be a fan of balsamic vinegar, which I am. Ever since I found a great balsamic vinegar, I love using it whenever I can. I wish I could recommend the brand but it's a store brand, from Weis Market if you happen to live near one here in PA.

This is my contributions to Sweetnick's ARF Tuesday. Potatoes have many nutritional benefits and roasting them this way ensures that you get all the fiber, which is located mostly in the skin.

I apologize for what has been and will be an uninspired week but I have cleaning and cooking to do for my son's birthday party this weekend and I'm really not making any new recipes for that. I'm looking forward to next week when I can finally relax. My 'holiday rush' doesn't really end until after my son's birthday.

Blast From The Past: Balsamic Chicken from January 2006. Gosh, has it been a year already since I made that? I need to make that again.

Question of the Day: When did you last eat potatoes? How were they prepared?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had potatoes on Christmas Eve. They were in a twice-baked potato casserole from Paula Dean's new cookbook and they were out of this world!

Heather said...

Sometime in December. They were baked and topped with salsa.

Kristen said...

I love new potatoes and those look fantastic.
The last time I had potatoes was just this weekend... my aunt brought potato salad to our family Christmas.

Oh - and I guess we had fries with my sons birthday lunch yesterday. Would that count?

Anonymous said...

Last Wednesday - garlic smashed potatoes.

Coincidentally, that was the last day I was able to cook in my kitchen (doing a mini-renovation).

Wanda said...

Let's see... It was maybe a week and a half ago. I boiled some cut up potatoes and 'rough-mashed' them, with the peel still on. OH! I take that back. The last time was about 2 days after that, when I used the leftover mashed potatoes to make potato cakes. That is something we used to have all the time, but hadn't had in...maybe a year! They were good.

The Home Cook said...

I made mashed sweet potatoes on Sunday. The last time I had regular potatoes was New Year's Eve...I made hash browns to go along with Rachael Ray's Canadian Benny's.

Anonymous said...

First of all, I'm so happy to be back. We've been out of "computer" since Dec. 11th, when we moved.
I admire the restraint of all the ones who eat potatoes so seldom. Not me! I love them, but could do without more often. Hubby wants them at practically every meal, so if they're on the table, I'm a goner.

Jan

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