Saturday, March 7, 2009

roasted red potatoes

this is the very first thing i made for paul when we started dating. when it was just me, jake and jenna, i didn't really make complete meals. the kids wanted mac n cheese, ramen or waffles. they really like potatoes with ranch and i'd make some hotdogs on the george foreman or grill a chicken breast and call it good.

so, i remember i had made a batch of these potatoes and paul had come over before he went to work (he works nights) and he asked me what smelled so good. i told him i had made roasted potatoes and asked if he wanted some. he did, of course, and he said they were the best potatoes ever.

i share them with you because a monkey could make these potatoes. that is how easy they are. they are totally delicious and you'll love them.

roasted red potatoes

*2-3 pounds red potatoes
*1-2 T olive oil
*mrs. dash

preheat oven to 450 degrees F. i use my pampered chef large bar pans for these potatoes - they have a non-stick surface and the potatoes get really crispy.

wash the potatoes and cut into bite size chunks. do not peel. if you are using baby reds, you can just halve or quarter them... i don't know how many potatoes i actually use, i just fill the pan up.

place the potatoes on the cookie sheet in a single layer. drizzle with olive oil and then sprinkle liberally with mrs. dash. you can also slice up an onion and mix in with the potatoes. i've discovered that if you are watching calories, you can spray the potatoes with pam and then sprinkle with them with the mrs. dash.

bake at 450 degrees F for about 30-40 minutes, until potatoes are tender and nicely browned. my kids like to dip them in ranch.


Connie Weiss said...

YUMMO! I love potatoes. They are my friend!

Do you have a contract with Mrs. Dash?