Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Roasted Potatoes and Shallots

I totally forgot to take a picture before we ate last night - so no picture of the Swiss Chard, but there were a few potatoes left to show off.

These and the chard accompanied a roast chicken, making for a dinner with very little talking but a lot of grunty 'mm mm' noises.

Other than the chicken, everything came from the farmer's market, and the roasted potatos and shallots were the star of the show.

The little red potatoes turned out to have a rosy pink interior (it was all caramel brown after cooking), very pretty little things, and they taste amazing.

The prep was very simple - washed and unpeeled, quartered potatoes, tossed in olive oil with sea salt and fresh ground pepper.  Roast at 400F in a baking dish for 30 minutes, then add peeled, halved fresh shallots, toss with more olive oil and little bit of dried rosemary (or throw on a fresh rosemary sprig) and bake for another hour, until everything is richly caramelized.

The potatoes will have a crispy outside and buttery inside and the shallots will be tender and sweet.  Amazing, earthy, and we'll be doing this one a lot.

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  1. That looks so very delicious. I'm glad I found your blog. I will be back to visit soon ; )

  2. Oh I love me some potatoes, I am definitely a potatoes kinda gurl. I wanted to invite you over to my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week :)

  3. We would just love a potato dish like this. It looks so good! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week. Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen