Whenever I eat out, I would try to figure out how that dish is being prepared....I don't know whether you are like me :) but I will use my sensory taste buds to figure out the ingredients used in the preparation...hahaha imagine that piece of food in my mouth and the sensory taste bud begins to work hand in hand with the upstairs brain to figure out what are the ingredients used . Sometimes I get it but most of the time failed :p
I had roast lamb at David's Diner at Greentown Business Centre , a few weeks ago and they served roasted potatoes as side dish and my goodness ... it was one the best roasted potatoes I have eaten...it was good ! So my upstairs and taste sensory buds work full time and finally .....the outcome of this Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Potatoes ! A very simple and easy to prepare potatoes dish :) A common potato dish but yet somehow it tasted so good that it makes me want to try it out and see whether I can get it to taste the same as theirs :p
This herb & spice roasted potatoes pair well with any fish or meat dish. Just a few ingredients and the right baking temperature is all that is required to make this as good as those served at western diners :p Taste wise, it was quite close to those I had eaten ....seriously this was so good that Daddy finished the whole bowl ! Crispy skin and the potatoes was coated with cajun and paprika and chopped rosemary and garlic...flavorsome or not...I will leave it to your imagination :) I posted this up for Joanna so that she can pair this with her grilled cod fish :)
the ingredients needed are chopped rosemary , garlic , salt, cajun ,paprika
coat them with the hot olive oil and baked them
at 250º C or 500º F to ensure that the crust gets crispy and golden brown
flavorful roasted potatoes.......mmmmm
the crust is crispy and the roasted potatoes are flavored with
the beautiful scent of rosemary and garlic and
the taste of cajun and paprika rounds it up as to
why I was so in love with those served at David's Diner :p
I love roasted potatoes and can eat a lot if not for the high
sugar content in them....:(
* Note :
Russet Potatoes are Fat-free, Very low sodium, Source of fiber, High in vitamin C, Cholesterol-free. Russets have a high sugar content .
Rosemary, Garlic, Cajun & Paprika Roasted Potatoes
4 Russet potatoes -
4 tbsp of olive oil
2 ( 5 " inch ) rosemary sprigs - chopped up
5 pips of garlic- lightly smashed & chopped
cajun spice powder - enough to sprinkle all over the potatoes
paprika spice powder - enough to sprinkle all over the potatoes
salt to taste
Heat the oven to 500°F. Clean the potatoes, dry them well, and cut them into bite size chunks.
When the oven is heated, add the olive oil to a baking dish and place it on the bottom rack of the oven to heat. Once the oil is hot and shimmering (about 3 minutes), carefully remove the dish from the oven and add the dry potatoes and use a wooden spatula , mix in the chopped rosemary , garlic onto the potato chunks.
Sprinkle salt, cajun and parika powder over the potatoes . Carefully stir to coat in oil onto flavored potato chunks .
Return the dish to the oven, placing it on the bottom rack, and roast the potatoes, checking occasionally so that they don’t burn, until a nice crust has developed and they are dark golden brown, about 35 minutes. Stir to coat the potatoes with the extra oil at the bottom of the baking dish and served hot with your grilled meat or fish.
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