Garlic Roasted Potatoes
Garlic Roasted Potatoes
5 from 2 votes
Explore the golden and crispy goodness of garlic roasted potatoes, an easy-to-master delight that will invigorate your mealtime. Made with simple ingredients, this recipe combines the rich, savoury taste of garlic with the comforting feel of roasted potatoes.
Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Garlic Roasted Potatoes, a classic side dish beloved by many, offers a delightful combination of crispy exteriors and soft, flavorful interiors.

Originating from humble beginnings, this dish has evolved into a staple in kitchens worldwide for its simplicity and versatility. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal effort, you can elevate your meal with these delectable potatoes.

The recipe’s roots trace back to traditional cooking methods, where potatoes were roasted alongside garlic to enhance their natural flavors.

Over time, variations have emerged, but the essence of garlic-infused goodness remains constant. Whether accompanying a hearty main course or standing alone as a snack, these potatoes promise to satisfy cravings with each savory bite.

Despite its impressive taste, the recipe’s difficulty level is refreshingly low, making it accessible to beginner cooks eager to explore the world of homemade delights.

With basic kitchen skills and a bit of patience, anyone can master the art of crafting perfect Garlic Roasted Potatoes.

Expert Tip: Experiment with different seasoning blends to customize the taste of your roasted potatoes. Try adding smoked paprika, onion powder, or Italian seasoning for a unique twist.

Ingredients

Potatoes: Potatoes form the hearty base of this dish, offering a satisfying texture and mild flavor that complements the garlic-infused oil. Their starchiness lends a delightful creaminess to the interior while crisping up beautifully on the outside during roasting.

Garlic: Minced garlic brings a bold, aromatic punch to the potatoes, infusing them with its distinct flavor profile. As it roasts alongside the potatoes, the garlic caramelizes, imparting a rich and savory essence to each bite.

Olive Oil: Acting as the carrier of flavor, olive oil coats the potatoes evenly, ensuring they crisp up to perfection in the oven. Its subtle fruity notes complement the garlic and herbs, elevating the overall taste of the dish.

Parsley: Freshly chopped parsley adds a burst of freshness and color to the finished dish. Sprinkled over the roasted potatoes just before serving, parsley provides a vibrant contrast and a hint of herbal brightness.

Salt and Black Pepper: These essential seasonings enhance the natural flavors of the ingredients, balancing the dish’s taste profile. Salt brings out the potatoes’ inherent sweetness, while black pepper adds a gentle kick of heat, tying everything together harmoniously.

Expert Tip: Don’t skimp on the garlic! Freshly minced garlic adds a robust flavor that elevates the dish to new heights.

Serving Suggestions

  • As a Side Dish: Garlic Roasted Potatoes pair perfectly with a variety of main courses, such as roasted chicken, grilled steak, or baked fish. Their crispy exterior and fluffy interior make them a delightful accompaniment to any meal.
  • In Breakfast Hash: Transform leftover roasted potatoes into a hearty breakfast hash by sautéing them with onions, bell peppers, and your choice of protein. Serve with a fried egg on top for a satisfying morning meal.
  • In Salads: Add cold leftover roasted potatoes to salads for an extra dose of flavor and texture. They work particularly well in potato salads or mixed greens with a tangy vinaigrette dressing.
  • As Appetizers: Serve bite-sized roasted potato cubes on skewers with a dipping sauce for a crowd-pleasing appetizer at gatherings or parties.

Expert Tip: For extra crispy potatoes, ensure the oven is fully preheated before roasting and avoid overcrowding the baking dish.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I store leftover roasted potatoes?

Leftover roasted potatoes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, simply place them in a preheated oven or toaster oven until warmed through.

Can I use other herbs besides parsley?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different herbs such as rosemary, thyme, or chives to customize the flavor of your roasted potatoes according to your preferences.

My potatoes are not getting crispy. What should I do?

Ensure that the potatoes are spread out in a single layer on the baking dish and not overcrowded. This allows them to roast evenly and develop a crispy exterior. Additionally, you can increase the oven temperature slightly and/or extend the roasting time for crispier results.

Can I use other types of potatoes for this recipe?

While this recipe traditionally uses russet potatoes, you can also use Yukon Gold or red potatoes for slightly different textures. Just keep in mind that cooking times may vary slightly depending on the type of potato used.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

While Garlic Roasted Potatoes are best served fresh from the oven, you can prepare them partially ahead of time by prepping the garlic-oil mixture and coating the potatoes. Simply cover and refrigerate until ready to roast, then proceed with the recipe as directed.

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Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

by Nabeela Kauser
Explore the golden and crispy goodness of garlic roasted potatoes, an easy-to-master delight that will invigorate your mealtime. This recipe combines the rich, savoury taste of garlic with the comforting feel of roasted potatoes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetiser
Cuisine American, British, Western
Servings 4
Calories 291 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 kg Potatoes Washed, cubed
  • 4 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Parsley Finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).
  • In a large bowl, combine the minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and black pepper.
  • Add the cubed potatoes to the bowl and toss them until they are well coated with the garlic mixture.
  • Transfer the potatoes to a baking dish and spread them out in a single layer.
  • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and roast the potatoes for about 40 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy, stirring occasionally.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, remove them from the oven and sprinkle them with freshly chopped parsley.
  • Toss the potatoes gently to distribute the parsley evenly.
  • Serve the roasted garlic potatoes hot as a delicious side dish.

Notes

You can adjust the amount of garlic according to your preference.
Feel free to add other herbs or spices of your choice to customize the flavour.
These roasted garlic potatoes pair well with grilled meats, and roasted vegetables, or can be enjoyed on their own as a tasty snack.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.

Nutrition

Calories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 5gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 598mgPotassium: 1079mgFibre: 6gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 175IUVitamin C: 53mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Food, Garlic, Potato, Recipe, Roast Dinner, Sides, Vegan, Vegetarian
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