Saturday, July 30, 2011

Garlic Roasted New Potatoes


Please visit this week's edition of Weekend Cooking to read lots of food related postings.

How I love the idea of eating locally. The problem comes when you live in a climate such as mine where winters are long and the growing season is short. That's why it is so very exciting in the summer to have meals using food from local places or even better, fresh from the garden. In the following dish, every item except for the olive oil came from our own garden.

This recipe comes from a book I've written about before (here and here), Mrs. Chard's Almanac Cookbook - Hollyhocks & Radishes. It is a bit like Oven Fries a la Nicole, with a lot less olive oil.

Garlic Roasted New Potatoes

2 pounds small new potatoes, unpeeled
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
generous grinding of black pepper
3-4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced


3 tablespoons chopped parsley

Preheat oven to 350º F.
Depending on size of potatoes, halve or quarter to bite-size.


In a shallow roasting pan, toss potatoes with oil, salt, pepper, and garlic.
Roast one hour, or until tender and golden, tossing 2 or 3 times.
Toss with parsley to serve.

My notes:
Potatoes and garlic amounts are up to the cook. I used a greased 7x11 pan.

Isn't this absolutely beautiful?! And it tastes as wonderful as it looks.


I also sautéed some of our scallions and summer squash to go along with it.


A perfect meal I'll make again and again this summer.

25 comments:

  1. I love roasted potatoes...and I love your pictures of them. They look so bright and happy.

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  2. This looks pretty and tasty! It looks easy enough too! I'll give this a try.

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  3. Caite, Beth, and Uniflame, thanks! We are having them again tonight. :<)

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  4. Potatoes are the favored side dish in this house; thanks for giving me a new recipe, they look delicious!

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  5. Gosh! I love potatoes with just about anything. Yummy!!!!

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  6. The Book Girl, I think you'll like them!

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  7. And there's another batch in the oven right now, Cornflower!

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  8. Oh, for a Smell-O-Vision button on my laptop! Beautiful photos. We are all about vegetables here, with our relentless weekly harvest box from our local organic farm. Recipes are always welcome and yours are always inspiring.

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  9. Wow, thanks Clair! I do love the idea of a 'weekly harvest box.'

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  10. I haven't tried your recipe but I adore roasted potatoes...especially when they are fresh from the garden!

    I love it when they puff out and get a little crispness to them!

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  11. I'd love to join in when you serve that meal... again and again! :-)

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  12. Looks easy and sounds elicious. I love garlic. I will definitely give this a try.

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  13. I was just thinking about how it is finally the season to really embrace fresh, local food. Yum!

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  14. Great description, Peaceful Reader!

    Wish you could, Librarian!

    Rikki, it is delicious!

    Sarah, it isn't long but we sure do appreciate it, don't we?!

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  15. Yum. That looks wonderful. I love it when I can prepare dishes completely from my garden.

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  16. Joy Weese Moll, it is such a great feeling as well as a terrific taste!

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  17. Potatoes and garlic? Oh yeah, I would love this.

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  18. I am not a big potato fan - but my hubby is. I bet he would love this.

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  19. Looks delicious...has some of my favorite stuff..potatoes and garlic!

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  20. Potatoes are easily my favorite food (Irish girl that I am), but your photos make them look even more scrumptious than usual! I'll try this!

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  21. Beth, Sheila, Staci, Col - this is a great, great dish for any season, but a special treat with new potatoes.

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  22. Potatoes and garlic from your own garden. Can life get any better. This dish looks delicious.

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