Sunday, January 23, 2011

Herb Potatoes

Please go here to read about this weekend's cooking.

It is possible that every one of my readers knows how to make these potatoes, but there was a time I didn't so I decided to post the recipe. In this house, we always call them herb potatoes but you may know them as just plain roasted potatoes. All the amounts can be decided by the cook.

Herb Potatoes

Peel and chop potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes.
Toss with olive oil.
Add any or all of the following (or any other herbs you may wish to mix in):
Garlic granules

Mix well and place in greased pan.
Cover with tin foil and bake in preheated 425ยบ F. oven for about 45 minutes.
Remove foil and broil for maybe 5 minutes till browned and crisp.
Salt and pepper as desired.

This is such an easy side dish or main dish, and so delicious!


  1. I know we would love these, especially with rosemary chicken. Thanks for sharing Nan.

  2. I'm glad you posted this recipe. I don't normally make roasted potatoes but I'm liking the sound of these. I'm guessing I could also add other veggies to this, such as carrots or onions, etc?

  3. Mm, my favorite comfort food. I love thyme on everything!

  4. We call them roast spuds :-)
    I don't know why, but when I make them, they never take so long; usually, 20 minutes and no foil covering does the trick.
    Maybe the herbal aroma is more intense when they are in the oven longer at lower heat, and covered.

  5. Mmmmmmmmm! I'm right there with you. Love herb potatoes. Or pretty much any kind of potato. :)

  6. Very easy. And I'm so glad you posted this, because I haven't made potatoes this way in while and now I have a craving!

  7. Nan, I make those potatoes a few times a month-I love them!!

  8. One of my "go to" accompaniments to chicken, lamb, roast beef. I'm getting hungry just looking at your photo. Thanks for sharing. I'm off to the store to get more potatoes.

  9. Hi Nan,

    Here in Somerset, South-West, UK, we call them 'herb potatoes', as well.

    Whenever we go out to eat as a family with my brother, his wife and our nieces, we always have to scan the menu, before we finally settle on our choice of restaurant, just to make sure that 'herb potatoes' are available as a side order.

    Mind you, they are delicious, aren't they, very 'moorish'!!


  10. I am definitely making these, Nan. I love potatoes anyway, in any way shape or form. Ha!

  11. Those look really good! I think I'll make them to go with the roast turkey breast tomorrow for supper. Thanks for sharing the recipe...

  12. Diane, they are so good.

    Margot, you could add anything!

    Miss Mouse, potatoes are my favorite food!

    Librarian, that's interesting about the time. I find if I don't cook them that long then they are not done inside, and the use of foil actually cooks them better.

    Les, me too!

    Beth, easy and terrific! Great combo.

    Sherri, I sure do, too!

    Life on the cutoff, we buy them in 50 pound boxes from our local health food store. That's how much we love potatoes around here. :<)

    Cait, yes!

    Yvonne, I hardly ever see them on a restaurant menu over here, but then again, I don't go out to eat very often. :<) And what does 'moorish' mean??

    Yvette, I feel the same way!

    Dianne, you are so welcome!

  13. Okay, that's it. I want a Nan cookbook - a physical one to hold in my hand - and I want it now.

  14. I love roasted potatoes but mine would never brown and turn crispy. i didn't realize that you have to turn your oven so hot. Thanks.

  15. Heather, I like them nice and crispy too. You may see another version of roasted potatoes here:
    They are even crunchier!


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