Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

The rosemary is luscious right now. I usually buy my rosemary plants at Christmas-time, of all seasons, because they sell them shaped like little Christmas trees. I've gotten the last two big rambling rosemary's for just $10 each. Then I keep them on my sunporch and they flourish all winter. In the summer, I don't plant them into the garden anymore (they are tender perennials) but I just move them onto the deck. The fragrance of a rosemary plant actually gives you an energy boost - so I love them! I cook with rosemary in chicken, breads, and of course potatoes.
My rosemary roasted potato recipe is pretty easy:
Ingredients: 4 to 6 medium to large potatoes; 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary, two garlic gloves peeled and chopped, Italian 4-blend cheese (a couple of handfuls), couple of drizzles of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Peel and chop potatoes. Toss them right into your casserole dish or baking pan, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle on the rosemary, garlic, salt/pepper, and Italian cheese. Toss it together and bake at 400 degrees for about 40 to 50 minutes (this will depend on how many potatoes you have) or until sizzling and browning to a golden roast.
 My family gets really excited about these potatoes. I think it's the Goldilocks seasoning combination of rosemary and garlic, plus the Italian 4-cheese blend of aged provolone-asiago-parmesan-romano that makes it all just right.
 And amazingly...they heat up well the next day!

I serve these potatoes with just about anything, but this time of year we love roasted potatoes with grilled chicken, burgers, pork chops or steak. It's nice just to toss them together and throw in the oven while the grill is going.
When you always have a rosemary plant handy, you can toss together rosemary roasted potatoes any time of year. I highly suggest finding a fragrant, delicious rosemary plant this December! I can't imagine my roast turkey without plenty of rosemary to stuff in it. Yum!

Whether you're creating in the kitchen, on the computer, or at the sewing machine, you're growing.

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