Roasted Herb Potatoes

This is my favorite way of making potatoes, aromatic and roasted to perfection…

Can I say this is the hottest Summer I’ve experienced in the past 6 years? It’s so so so hot. But I love how I can go out wearing flip flops, ride my bike, roaming around not wrapped up, grilling, dine on the patio etc etc. I just adore the city I am living in, in Summer we have so many events like sun fest, food fest, rib fest, music fest etc going on in downtown and got 2 beautiful beaches as well. We often go to all the events and enjoy the live music till late night. Wherever I’ve lived, I’ve loved the downtown in those places. Though I love being close to nature, for many reasons I go crazy for downtown as well. The crowd, the lights, the vigor, the coffeeshops, the cafeterias, the list just goes on…

This morning, I harvested radish from my veggie garden. Since one plant produces only one radish, it’s gonna take a while for me to harvest a bunch of radishes. I admire the vibrant red color of radish and radish soup has been one of my favorite soups.

I love all the dishes that are made with potatoes and I often bake potatoes. This is my absolute favorite way of making potatoes, roasting them in a pan till it gets light brown. To make it aromatic, I added some herbs too. A perfect side dish which tastes delicious.

Roasted Herb Potatoes

Ingredients

  • Potatoes, cut into thick wedges- 5, large
  • Olive oil- 5 to 6 tbsp
  • Paprika- 3 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp (optional)
  • Oregano, fresh or dried- leaves from 1 stalk
  • Thyme, fresh- leaves from 1 or 2 stalk
  • Rosemary, fresh- leaves from 1 stalk
  • Ground pepper- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Water- 1/4 cup

Instructiion

  • Peel and cut the potatoes into thick wedges, all of almost same size.
  • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes with paprika, turmeric powder, oregano, thyme, rosemary, ground pepper and salt.
  • Place a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  • Add the marinated potatoes into the pan and add 1/4 cup water, cook covered.
  • Cook till the potatoes are only just done, don’t over cook it. It should be slightly firm.
  • Let all the water in the pan dry off, if there is any water in the pan cook uncovered in high heat.
  • Increase the heat, add 2 tbsp of olive oil and saute till potatoes turn light golden in color.
  • As the potatoes get dry, add more of the olive oil 1 tbsp at a time till you pour 5 to 6 tbsp or more if you prefer and stir fry till potatoes turn light brown in color.
  • Taste, add more ground pepper and salt as needed.
  • Serve on a platter and garnish with rosemary or thyme.

Tips:

  • You could add any kinds of herbs and seasoning you want: dried basil, Italian seasoning etc.
  • If you want it to be spicy, add chili powder.

 

Roasted Herb Potatoes
 
Ingredients
  • Potatoes, cut into thick wedges- 5, large
  • Olive oil- 5 to 6 tbsp
  • Paprika- 3 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp (optional)
  • Oregano, fresh or dried- leaves from 1 stalk
  • Thyme, fresh- leaves from 1 or 2 stalk
  • Rosemary, fresh- leaves from 1 stalk
  • Ground pepper- ½ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Water- ¼ cup
Instructions
  1. Peel and cut the potatoes into thick wedges, all of almost same size.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes with paprika, turmeric powder, oregano, thyme, rosemary, ground pepper and salt.
  3. Place a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  4. Add the marinated potatoes into the pan and add ¼ cup water, cook covered.
  5. Cook till the potatoes are only just done, don't over cook it. It should be slightly firm.
  6. Let all the water in the pan dry off, if there is any water in the pan cook uncovered in high heat.
  7. Increase the heat, add 2 tbsp of olive oil and saute till potatoes turn light golden in color.
  8. As the potatoes get dry, add more of the olive oil 1 tbsp at a time till you pour 5 to 6 tbsp or more if you prefer and stir fry till potatoes turn light brown in color.
  9. Taste, add more ground pepper and salt as needed.
  10. Serve on a platter and garnish with rosemary or thyme.
Notes
•You could add any kinds of herbs and seasoning you want: dried basil, Italian seasoning etc.
•If you want it to be spicy, add chili powder.

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