Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Roasted Potatoes

This was my first year growing potatoes in our garden, and it was so rewarding to cut up two seed potatoes and get so many in return! Here is the first half of our harvest!

We discovered this recipe through the Return to Sunday Dinner cookbook and it has quickly become a favorite!

Roasted Potatoes

1 lb. red potatoes, quartered
1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
1-2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
a sprig or two of fresh rosemary, snipped into little pieces
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in prepared baking dish and bake until potatoes are browned to your desired taste. I love that I can bake these at whatever temp I'm already using the oven on. I've baked them everywhere between 325 and 425 - obviously the hotter the oven, the faster they cook!


Ginger said...

Monica, I have made them this way as well. I love going out to my herb container garden and cutting the rosemary for them.

Catherine said...

Yummo!! I bet they tasted just delicious. Nothing beats real, homegrown potatoes. And the fresher they are, the better they roast, too. Well done indeed!

Patty said...

You only planted two seed potatoes? Nice harvest!
I planted two small rows of potatoes and only harvested a small cart of potatoes (we always have a hard time with potatoes). Once all the potatoes were canned I ended up with 13-quarts which will be perfect for winter soups.
We too like roasted potatoes; my sister-in-law made them for us last year and they are now a favorite.

Angela - Life w/ Two Busy Boys said...

I am thinking of expanding our garden for some additional crops next year like potatoes...you have inspired me!

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

Wow! That's great. Did you plant them in your actual garden or did you plant them in a large container? I'm trying to decide if I want to try using a container since I don't have much space in the flowerbeds for a potato plant... and maybe I'm too late. Do you know?

Wendi said...

I love roasted potatoes. Those look so yummy!

Unknown said...

Yum! I just made something similar in my crockpot with ham, garlic, bay leaf, rosemary, chicken broth...hmmm, what else?? Anyway, yum-o!

Young Wife said...

Those look great! Was it difficult to grow potatoes? I'm not good with plants.

Jenn said...

Beautiful! Last year I tried some purple potatoes and nothing at all grew. This year I planted 5 seed potatoes, cut up of course, so 15 pieces and I am curious how much we will get. I am growing them in tires, such a cool and space saving method. How many did you get for the 2 potatoes you planted?

Monica Wilkinson said...

Patty: I should clarify that two whole potatoes was cut into smaller pieces and those pieces were the ones I planted to get these potatoes.

Bevy: I did plant them in a 4x4 square in my garden. However, my Mom was telling me about the idea of planting them in a big empty bucket which of course makes them easy to harvest. And, I've considered doing this in the future but have never tried. As far as if it is too late - I don't know. It all depends on where you live and what zone you are in. For example - I planted ours in February and they have all been harvested. But, according to my gardening book for our area I can plant again around July 15 for a fall harvest of potatoes.

Young Wife: No, they really weren't hard. I went to the local Feed & Seed and bought the seed potatoes. Cut them into pieces making sure there were two or three eyes on each piece and planted in a 4x4 square of my garden. I didn't see any activity above the ground for about a month - but after that the plants got over a foot tall and a couple of them even bloomed. Once the plants die down, it is time to dig up your harvest.

Jenn: I've had a total of just less than six pounds. I hope I am right about how many potatoes it took to plant this are - maybe it was four?

Elise said...

Sounds yummy and how awesome that they came from your very own garden!!

Anonymous said...

The potatoes look wonderful. Our son planted them in a big plantar this year. He has already harvested his. Of course he got an earlier start then us. He lives in Texas. Blessings

Sharon said...


The potatoes look wonderful! It is so rewarding being able to harvest from your own garden :) Thank you for the recipe :)
Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

These look really yummy!
Congrats on growing your own potatoes!
Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Love, Grandma

Wife of Rob said...

Oh Monica...That is my favorite way to have potatoes...so yummy. If you serve them with fish...they are also really great with some snipped fresh dill in place of the rosemary. And they smell so divine...

It's 9:15pm and now I want some roasted potatoes!

Krista said...

Monica, do you have any recommendations for dried rosemary instead of fresh rosemary?