Thursday, December 25, 2008

Roasted Baby New Potatoes

For dinner, I was making a Filet Mignon with Béarnaise Sauce (and yes, I am going to cheat and use packaged sauce), and I just wanted a simple meal because we had the appetizers.  I thought some mushrooms, asparagus, and some roasted potatoes would round out the meal.

I bought a bag of baby new potatoes in my frantic last minute shopping trip and decided that I would just make them very in a very no muss, no fuss, fashion.  A little butter/olive oil, garlic, onions, some spices, and bake.

Here is the recipe:

1 bag (28 ounces) of baby new potatoes (I used Bel Campo)
4 ounces of unsalted butter
2 tablespoonful olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
1 large onion, peeled and sliced
Salt, freshly ground pepper, and garlic salt to taste
1 teaspoon each of dried oregano, basil, and parsley
2-3 tablespoonful of grating cheese (whatever kind you prefer)
Peel a narrow strip around each of the new potatoes.  Place into a pot of cold water until ready to use.  Peel the garlic and crush and set aside.  Peel the onion and slice, and set aside.  Mix the oregano, basil, and  parsley together and set aside.  Melt the butter, and add the olive oil to the butter.  Add the garlic, garlic salt, salt, and black pepper to taste into the butter/oil mix. Remove the potatoes from the water and place in a large bowl. Add the onions to the potatoes in the bowl.  Add the dried spices to the potatoes.  Add the grating cheese to the potatoes.  Add the butter mixture and toss well.  Add a little (very little) water to the bowl and swish around to get out all the mix, and add it to the potatoes.   Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Spray a roasting pan with PAM.  Pour the potatoes into the pan.  Bake for about 40 - minutes to an hour (check the potatoes after 2-30 minutes, and if they have given off a lot of water, empty some out so that they will get nicely browned)  until golden brown.  Spoon into a bowl to serve.
Serves 4-6

Here are the ingredients for the Roasted Baby New Potatoes

Peel a small strip around each potato

Place the potatoes in a pot of cold water

Crush the garlic and set aside

Peel and slice the onion and set it aside

Place the butter in a microwave safe dish

Melt the butter in the microwave

Stir in the olive oil

Add the garlic to the butter

Add the garlic salt


and pepper to the butter/oil mix

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F 

Drain the potatoes and place in a bowl

Add the onions to the potatoes

 the spices to the potatoes

Then, add the grating cheese to the potatoes

Add the butter/oil mix to the potatoes

Stir well

Place a little water in the bowl and swish around to get all the seasonings out
 Add the water to the potatoes

Spray a roasting pan with PAM

Place the potatoes in the roasting pan

Bake for about 40 minutes to an hour until golden brown.  Check after about 25 minutes and if the potatoes have too much water in them, drain some out and return them to the oven.

Place in a serving bowl and enjoy!

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