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Roasted Potatoes with Thyme and Garlic

May 6, 2009
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roast-potatoes-with-thyme-and-garlic I am always looking to come up with new potato recipes- I just love them. I think if I could, I would eat a whole bag of potato chips!  I actually used to do that in college- aah, the good old days when weight was not an issue!! Now I am always looking to make them healthy but delicious!

When I came up with the steak dinner for Mother’s Day , potatoes came to mind immediately. Ideally I would want to eat the yummy steak fries one gets with a steak at restaurants, but I want to avoid fried foods as much as possible, so roasted potatoes it is! There is a local steak place where the steak fries are out of this world!  They are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside but most importantly, they are extremely flavorful! I could eat those potatoes three times a day, seven days a week- just writing about it makes me want some…

For these potatoes, I decided to roast them first with some olive oil and lots of salt.  I think that is the secret, people forget how much salt it takes to season potatoes.  Once they were golden brown, I took them out briefly and rubbed a mixture of fresh thyme, garlic and more salt.  The potatoes came out absolutely delicious- crispy and creamy, and most importantly, very flavorful. They are a perfect side dish with any kind of meat preparation but taste especially yummy with a steak!

 

  • 4-5 medium yellow potatoes, peeled and cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon plus one teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

Preheat oven at 400 degrees.

In a medium pot add the potatoes and water to cover and boil till half done. Dry the potatoes and add to a lined baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon salt. Bake for about 30 minutes, or till golden brown and fully cooked. In the meantime, in a small bowl mix 1 tablespoon olive oil, one teaspoon salt, thyme and garlic together. Massage the potatoes with the garlic and thyme mixture and place them back in the oven. Bake for 5-6 minutes until the potatoes are fragrant.

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