September 8, 2009

Herb Potatoes

What The Hell Is Happening To My Blog?

Ya'll, don't laugh but I'm about to post a recipe.

It's really not THAT funny. I can cook. A little.

These are so yummy! I'm making some right now and we just had them for dinner last night. That's just one of my quirks, I get a taste for something and will. not. let. it. go. In this case it's Herb Potatoes. I got the initial recipe from Lisa and subsequently butchered it to suit my own tastes.

Also, I don't measure, I go by what feels like enough. And these portions are what I make for my family. Adjust accordingly.
Start with 6 to 8 small to medium red potatoes (unpeeled). You can boil them for 20-25 minutes if you want to or you could just stick them in a pressure cooker for 8 minutes and voila! I'm lazy, guess what I do?

While your potatoes are cooking coat the bottom of your baking pan with olive oil. Lightly sprinkle salt (or sea salt), pepper, garlic salt, Cajun Shake (or Creole Seasoning), Rosemary, and Thyme onto the oil.

When the potatoes are done, cut each one in half and place it peel up into the oil/seasoning mixture. Then slightly mash each potato with a fork just enough to split it a bit.

Repeat the oil and seasoning on top of the potatoes. bake at 450 for 30-35 minutes. Until the potato skins are crispy.
Try it! You can thank me later :)


Sarah said...

Good gravy girl! I've been doing this for a while (minus the boiling) in the oven. Who knew I was a gourmet of your calibre!

Unknown said...

Oh, my! I never met a potato I didn't like, but these look especially yummy!

Niki said...

Mmmm. Those look good!

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Hmmm...sounds really good. Might have to try that!

Diane said...

gawd they look good!

Farmers Wifey said...

So should I be seeing you on Masterchef sometime soon then?????

Ordie O. said...

Durrrrrn, those look good! You're on them like Suddenly Salad, huh?

Lorie Shewbridge said...

I like to do this with the little new potatoes (so I don't even have to cut, or par boil - I'm even lazier than you) and make them in a large deep skillet on top of the stove. It's damn hot here in Florida - don't turn the oven on if you don't have to - and put a cover on the pan (The Hubs can't have the hot seasoning because of his gall bladder/liver problem now, so I have to skip that, so I just use a smidge of red pepper).
I still can't believe YOU are domestic, I still remember seeing a video of your child sitting on top or the table eating without utensils with not pants!!! :-)

jaimejean478 said...

Your blog post inspired me to make this last night since I had a handful of red potatoes that needed to be consumed. I improvised with seasonings that I had on hand, but MAN-OH-MAN!!! Were these good!!I probably baked them a little too long, but that made them even better... extra crunchy!! THANK YOU!

Rhonda Gales said...

I'm going to try these. They look yummy!

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Kritta22 said...

That sounds yummy!

for another taste you can buy the Ranch dressing in powder form and sprinkle that with it's measurements for oil. Just another idea

Willnnabel said...

Hmmm you don't have to convince me, after all it starts with potato's. I like to make mine really crispy. Yum.

The Wrenns said...

I am a macaroni&cheese, make-dinner-from-the-box Mommy...but I LOVE potatoes and this seems easy enough for me SO I'm going to try it tonight!! Thanks for the recipe and I'll let you know how it turns out!

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