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Simple Roasted Potatoes

Simple Roasted PotatoesCrispy on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside, a simple side dish of roasted chunks of potato, seasoned with sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and a sprinkling of fresh herbs.

Recipe Ingredients:

Foil
Non-stick cooking spray
6 medium russet potatoes
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, or to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs such as flat-leaf parsley, tarragon, basil or chives

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Line a sided baking sheet with foil, spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Peel potatoes and cut into 1 1/4 to 1 1/2-inch chunks. Remove excess moisture from the exterior of the potato chunks by patting dry with paper towels.
  4. Place potato chunks on prepared baking sheet; add the oil, salt and pepper and using your impeccably clean hands, toss potatoes to coat evenly.
  5. Roast uncovered in oven, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are golden brown and tender when pierced, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle roasted potatoes with the chopped fresh herbs of your choice, gently stirring to distribute. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings.

Tips:

  • The fresh herbs can be omitted entirely, if desired.
  • Sprinkle hot-from-the-oven potatoes with your choice of cheese such as about 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, or 1 cup shredded cheddar, Monterey Jack, Swiss or mozzarella.
  • Experiment with various flavors, mixing and matching the type of cheese with various fresh herbs.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): 256.9 calories; 29% calories from fat; 8.7g total fat; 10.2mg cholesterol; 39.0mg sodium; 933.4mg potassium; 41.7g carbohydrates; 3.2g fiber; 2.4g sugar; 38.5g net carbs; 5.0g protein.

Recipe and photograph by Hope Pryor; copyright © 1999; property of CooksRecipes.com. See Terms of Use.