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!

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