Roasted Red Potatoes, a Side Dish to Savor

imageI’m in Surfside, Texas at my brother-in-law, David and his lovely wife, Donna’s beautiful beach house to celebrate my niece, Kendall’s high school graduation. Dave barbecued chicken. Let me just say, it was fabulous!!  My task was to make the roasted potatoes. I make these often.  Sometimes I use sweet potatoes, sometimes russet potatoes and sometimes red potatoes. Tonight, we went with the red potato.  I cut the potatoes in half and then in half again. After spreading them over two baking sheets, I drizzled olive oil over the potatoes. Following that step, I tossed them with kosher salt, fresh ground pepper, and Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning. I used my hands (my best kitchen tool!) to mix them together and make sure the seasoning was evenly distributed. I added a teaspoon of jarred, minced garlic to each pan of potatoes. I used that handy dandy kitchen tool again, yep …. my hands, and mixed the garlic in with the mix. We preheated the oven to 450 degrees and roasted the potatoes for about a half hour. They turned out a bit crispy on the outside, yet moist on the inside.  I’d say they were close to perfect.  If you were making these with russet potatoes, you may want to roast them for about 44 minutes.  My sister-in-law, Donna, made a fabulous citrus salad to go with dinner. Yum!  Dinner was followed up with a tiramisu cake to celebrate  my brother-in-law, Doug’s 49th birthday. Happy Birthday, Doug!

Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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