Day 225: Roasted Potatoes with Garlic & Pimenton

Believe it or not, I've never made roasted potatoes and garlic. Not just in the last 225 days but ever. Ever.

I know! It's about time!

And WHAT a disappointment. They were fussy and hardly garlicky and didn't crisp.

I threw them out. They weren't bad, mind you. But you know how some times you can't keep your fingers out of bad, cold French fries? They weren't worth it.

I did make several changes, including substituting my favorite pimenton for chipotle powder.

You decide if it's their technique or my changes. Next time, I'm going with Rachael at Fresh Approach Cooking who writes with reverence about roasting.

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Hands-on time: 15 minutes (including intermittent attention while potatoes roast)
Time to table: 60 minutes
Serves 4

TOSS & START POTATOES at 400F (detailed instructions follow)
1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, cut in eighths
1 tablespoon olive oil (reduced from 2 tablespoons)

1 teaspoon pimenton
2 teaspoons garlic (yes, I know, from a jar, yes)
LOTS of salt and some pepper

1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon pimenton
2 teaspoons lemon juice (the recipe specified lime)

Preheat oven to 400F. Toss the potatoes and olive oil in a large bowl, coating the potatoes on all sides evenly with oil. Transfer to a non-stick rimmed baking sheet. (I don't recommend covering it with foil unless, possibly, you use a lot more oil.) Arrange potatoes with one cut side down.

Place in the oven, even if only partially preheated. Roast for 15 minutes plus whatever time's left to preheat. Remove from oven, turn potatoes over so the other cut side now faces down. (This was slightly tricky since the potatoes hadn't browned at all.) Roast another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer back the mixing bowl. Add the pimenton, garlic and salt and pepper. Toss very well. Return to the baking sheet. (The recipe said to arrange them skin side down but they were too soft for the slices to stand on their skins so I left them every which way.) Salt again! Roast for another 10 minutes.

Combine the sauce ingredients. Serve with sauce on the side and enjoy!

Per Serving: 142 Cal (46% from Fat, 10% from Protein, 43% from Carb); 4 g Protein; 8 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 16 g Carb; NET CARB 13, 3 g Fiber; 62 mg Calcium; 4 mg Iron; 31 mg Sodium; 8 mg Cholesterol, Weight Watchers 3 points

  • When you see this in the title and the Recipe Box, you know the recipe's a personal favorite. Tastes vary, of course, but the mark is one indication of another vegetable recipe that's worth paying attention to.
Bon Appetit March 2002

Alanna Kellogg
Alanna Kellogg

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  1. Excuse me, but you make this sound as if you had made MY recipe and it was bad. Which recipe did you make? Could you please clarify? I am a little taken aback.

  2. I see now you said next time you will go with mine, since the one you made was no good, but it is really unclear at first...eek.

  3. OH DEAR Rachael -- let there be no confusion! It was a BON APPETIT recipe that didn't work out. YOURS I'm sure is great -- I can't wait to make it!!

  4. (And for anyone wondering about these last comments, the original post didn't make it clear that the throw-out potatoes came from Bon Appetit. Since then, I've edited it so there's no further question.)


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