Roasted Rosemary Red Potatoes
These red potatoes get their creamy insides from taking a long hot bath before they crisp up their outsides with some time in a hot oven. Combining these two techniques is a great way to get delicious potatoes.
The potatoes are finished with fresh rosemary, garlic, and red pepper sautéed with some red onion to bring everything together. This is a great side dish that goes as well with winter roasts as it does summer steaks. The potatoes also work great as a vegetarian appetizer.
One of the keys to getting a creamy texture in potatoes is to parboil them first before you finish them in the oven. It may seem like an extra step, but it makes a big difference in the final result.
- 3 lbs red potatoes
- 2 tbsp rosemary
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 cup red onion
- 1 red pepper
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp pepper
- Start by washing the potatoes and putting them in a large pot with enough cool water to completely cover. Turn the stove on high and let the potatoes cook for 30 to 35 minutes. It's ok if they come to a boil. You want to get the potatoes cooked enough that you can easily slide a fork into them, but not so much that they start to fall apart.
- While the potatoes are cooking mince the garlic and cut up the red pepper and red onion into bite sized pieces. You'll need about a quarter of a large red onion to get a cup of diced onion.
- For this recipe, you'll want to use fresh rosemary, because it is a lot better and a completely different ingredient than dried rosemary. Strip the rosemary leaves off the stalk and finely mince them until you have 2 Tbsps.
- Sauté the onions, red pepper, and garlic in a little oil for three to four minutes, after a couple of minutes add the rosemary and cook for another minute or two. Set the vegetables aside.
- In a small bowl mix the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
- When the potatoes have finished cooking, congratulate them on a job well done, drain the water off, and rinse them in cold water for a couple of minutes. This will help cool them enough so you can cut them up. Once the potatoes have cooled enough to handle, cut them into bite-sized wedges.
- In a large bowl stir the potatoes together with the sautéed veggies and olive oil mixture.
- Once everything is mixed together grease a couple of sheet pans and spread the potatoes evenly across the pans. Spreading the potatoes into a single layer helps them crisp up better on the outside. Finish cooking them in a 400℉ oven for 25 to 30 minutes, turning them once.