Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Oven Roasted Potatoes

I LOVE potatoes...baked, mashed, fried---anything "potato"! I was desperately trying to come up with a new side to go with my Garlic Roasted Chicken and I happened to stumble across this recipe. These might go down as my absolute favorite potatoes--my husband couldn't stop raving about them and don't forget...he's SUPER picky! My favorite part about this recipe was that I was able to put all of the spices in my spice rack to use--you know, the ones the "novice cook" like myself have never even opened! I didn't even think I had marjoram on hand, but sure enough, I had an entire little unopened jar! (Of course I still have no idea what it is!) All kidding aside, these potatoes were just bursting with flavor and per my husband's request, they will definitely enter into my "rotation".

Oven Roasted Potatoes

1/8 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed


Preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C).

In a large bowl, combine oil, garlic, basil, marjoram, dill weed, thyme, oregano, parsley, red pepper flakes, and salt. Stir in potatoes until evenly coated. Place potatoes in a single layer on a roasting pan or baking sheet.

Roast for 20 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, turning occasionally to brown on all sides.

Source: Allrecipes.com


  1. These look so good! I love that you got to experiment with your spices, too! I'll sometimes search for a recipe just to fit a certain spice that I want to try (which I know you make fun of me for!!). . . but it is a good way to play with flavors that you otherwise might have overlooked! I'll definitely be trying these!

  2. Both of these recipes look wonderful. I have never cooked a whole chicken (I have done turkeys) so I am excited to try it! I'm so glad the Fine gals can cook! I love borrowing recipes!!!

  3. I was just looking for something to use the potatoes that I have before they go bad, and I didn't want to make mashed potatoes again. These will be PERFECT! My son, who is my picky one, will LOVE them. I don't have the dill, but I have everything else, so I'm going to try it without the dill. I hope they still taste okay.

    I know what you mean about the spices. When we came to China, I had certain things that I cooked all the time, and I very rarely used different spices. I had my go to favorites - Ms. Dash of course, garlic and onion, and that's about it. The others I never really used unless I was making chili or something. But then when we came here, I found that I couldn't make my "go to" favorites, because most of the things can't be found here. NO MS. DASH! My spice shelf now has spices I would have never used at home, but I do use them here.

    At least when we go home, I will have learned how to use other spices!