A simple side dish of roast potatoes with garlic and thymes. Perfect with roasted chicken or meat alongside with some greens. I made this to serve with Nigella's Georgian Stuffed Chicken from my previous post.
I used roasting potatoes and an extra head of garlic, well, we can never have enough of garlic, can we? :) The potatoes are cut into half or thirds of the same size and mixed with dried thymes, unpeeled garlic cloves, and olive oil. They are then baked for about 1-1/2 hours until the potaotes are tender, turning them two or three times in between. Season with some salt to taste and sprinkle with some chopped fresh parsley before serving. I did not use any parsley since I do not have any.
Yums! We finished the whole tray of these roasted potatoes, even the garlic!Italian Roast Potatoes With Garlic And Thyme
(adapted from "Nigella Christmas", by Nigella Lawson)
3 lbs (about 8 medium) white potatoes, such as Yukon Gold
cloves from 1 head of garlic (unpeeled)
2-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/2 cup olive oil
kosher salt or table salt to taste
1-2 tablespoons chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley
- Preheat the oven to 425F. Cut the unpeeled potatoes into 1-inch cubes and put them into a large roasting pan, or divide them between 2 pans.
- Add the unpeeled garlic cloves and sprinkle the thyme and olive oil over. Move the potatoes around so that they get slick with oil, evenly covered in thyme and dispersed with the garlic cloves.
- Roast the potatoes in the oven for 1-1/2 hours, depending if they are in one pan or two, or until golden: if they are crowded in one roasting pan they will take longer to crisp up than if they are spread well apart.
- When the potatoes come out of the oven, turn them out onto a warmed platter to serve, sprinkling with a little salt and a light scattering of fresh parsley.
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