There must be a little computer devil that wants to drive me crazy as I’ve been uploading this blog page over and over again. I must be in recipe purgatory But lets try again, as I’m not someone who gives up easily.
Today’s recipe is so simple that it’s impossible to mess up, unless you burn it of course, which I’m certain happened to most of us. There are so many distractions including writing your blog that makes it quite easy to forget about the oven. That’s why my best friend is the timer. I learned the hard way that it never hurts to have a reminder that something delicious is in the oven.
This simple potato creation could be a side dish, a main dish or as I like to call it a one-bowl-meal. As a side dish you can serve it with seafood, barbecued meats or poultry.
With the addition of ham, bacon or sausages it becomes a meal on its own. There are different types of potatoes that you can use, however I enjoy mini potatoees the most, especially colored mini potatoes. You may also add root vegetables to the dish, including parsnips, celery root, beets, rutabagas or carrots. You may also try to add different colored carrots as they would be a colorful way to make this already bright dish more merry.
INGREDIENTS AS A SIDE DISH
SPICES TO USE (1/2 tsp each)
See, how simple it is? You don’t need a lot of ingredients at all. If you have a regular pantry including basic spices, oils, vegetables and potatoes, you don’t even need to go to the store.
Wash potatoes and remove eyes if needed. Cut each potato in four and place in a large bowl.
In a small dish mix together oil and all the spices including the salt
Preheat oven to 375F (180C)
Pour spicy oil onto potatoes and start mixing either by hand or with a large spoon. Make sure that potatoes are coated evenly.
Pour potatoes into a large baking dish and bake for about 1 hour
Remember to stir potatoes from time to time to prevent sticking and to ensure even baking
ADDTIONAL INGREDIENTS TO CREATE MAIN DISH (Either one not all three)
1 cup sliced country ham, 1 cup sliced bacon or 2 links of your favorite sausage (sliced)
Stir in with potatoes and bake together.
Remember if you are adding seafood wait for the last 15 minutes, then add it to the dish. Do not overcook seafood as it will become rubbery, and dry. You may add one filet of fish sliced, 10 shrimps or scallops.
At the en you may sprinkle fresh thyme leaves or freshly chopped cilantro on top.