Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Yes, dammit, potatoes ARE good for you!
-Righteous Red Potatoes
Righteous Red Potatoes
Biker Billy’s Hog Wild On A Harley Cookbook Copyright 2003
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
6 medium-size red potatoes, quartered
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, cayenne, paprika, rosemary, salt and black pepper, stir well to mix, and microwave at half power for 1 minutes or heat in small saucepan over medium heat.
3. Place the potatoes in a large mixing bowl, add the flavored oil, and stir well to completely coat the potatoes. Transfer the potatoes to a baking sheet and arrange in a single layer. Pour the oil remaining in the bowl over the potatoes. Bake, turning a few times, until golden brown, 60 to 75 minutes. I didn't cook them nearly this long. Serve hot.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Almost every time I check my stats, I see that someone reached my blog through a search query asking if potatoes are good for you. Are there many people out there wondering about the nutritional value of potatoes? Is it the same person asking over and over? I have no idea but it amuses me.
I'd just like to set the record straight that in moderation, potatoes are a healthy food choice. I think they've been getting a bum deal lately, along with other starches. The key is to eat potatoes in moderation and to eat them without the addition of unhealthy fats (french fried or smothered in butter and sour cream).
Due to time constraints, I cooked these potatoes until they were tender but not quite crispy. This was fine though because the garlic didn't get bitter as it sometimes can during oven roasting.
This is my contribution to Sweetnick's ARF/5-a-Day Tuesday because, POTATOES ARE GOOD FOR YOU.
This cookbook is from the library and it actually has a nice variety of recipes. Definitely a must-have for anyone into Harleys and cooking.
Blast From The Past: Grilled Potatoes with Olive Oil and Thyme from January 2006 - the original 'potatoes ARE good for you' recipe.
Question of the Day: What type of potato (Russet, red, etc.) do you buy most often?