Crunchy Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

Gluten-Free, Sides, Vegan / Thursday, January 15th, 2009


This afternoon, I was trying to run our freshly emptied garbage bin from the curb to the backyard, but then I heard The Neighbor shouting, “Girl, WHAT do you have AWN? It’s COLD outside!”

I covered my eyes and looked up to see her. All bundled up in fur and flannel, looking like Zsa Zsa Gabor would if she’d just discovered Nirvana or Pearl Jam. I was dressed for my garbage run in a T-shirt and yoga pants. No need to go all “Nanook of the North” just to bring the trash in, right? But Zsa Zsa lectured me until my ovaries got frostbite and I sneezed icicles.

When I finally got back inside, I made some of these Crunchy Roasted Rosemary Potatoes. I know, everyone’s experienced the miracle of taters, but I love that these get really crunchy. I love that with a little olive oil, Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper and rosemary, you’ve got a side dish tasty enough to crave the next day. And pick at while you’re doing the dishes. And I love living in a county where they call off school because it’s cold. Because that means my future frostbitten children will totally be valedictorians.

Crunchy Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

From Tyler Florence (Food Network)

Servings: 6 to 8

  • 6 to 8 large Yukon gold potatoes cut into large chunks
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Put the potatoes onto a baking sheet.
  3. Roughly tear the rosemary and scatter it over the potatoes; season them with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Toss the potatoes well to mix all the flavors and put them in the oven. Remove them after 30 minutes and toss them again.
  5. Continue to roast them until they are browned and cooked through, about 30 to 40 minutes more. Serve immediately.

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20 thoughts on “Crunchy Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

  1. These potatoes are one of my favorite go-to side dishes in the colder months. So delicious!

    And put on a coat, for heavens sakes – we need you nice and thawed so we can see more great food! :-)

  2. I LOVE super simple side dishes such as these. I have 4 children, and 8 every other weekend, and this would be perfect for them. Probably would make tasty leftover hashbrowns, too, Id bet. I love your site!

  3. You might do well to add about 30 seconds of “bruising” the rosemary to get the essential oils really flowing before you toss it. If making a large batch I will break out the mortar and pestle but taking the back of a knife to it will certainly do.

    Nicely done, BTW, I love simple potatoes like this and they taste ALMOST as good as fried ones… almost.

  4. These sound comforting to eat on such a cold day.

    Loved the “Nanook of the North” comment. That’s my husband’s name for me when I wear my Uggs.

  5. These are some of the heathens’ very favorite side dishes. I add way too much garlic, of course, (cause it’s gOOOOOd!) and some Italian seasoning as well. If it tells you anything, Logan would rather have roasted potatoes than french fries. MORE THAN FRENCH FRIES. Even Jackson calls them the “good p’tatoes”.

  6. These are pretty much the potatoes that I make. I use red potatoes usually, though, and I pan-fry them in a little oil. It’s a lot faster, though it requires a little more attention. They’re a great substitute for regular hash browns in a big breakfast or brunch spread! Mmm…crunchy salt and rosemary.

  7. This is a new favorite in my house I use these as well as the red potatoes to mix it up and they are so DAMN good!!

  8. Gotta love it when they don’t see the irony of forcing you to hang out in the cold dresed like that so that they can lecture you about how you shouldn’t be out in the cold dressed like that. Can’t beat potatoes like these. I made a similar one from Ina recently and am curious to see how Tyler’s compares.

  9. This is my favourite way to make potatoes! So very tasty indeed.
    We are prone to taking out the garbage, recycling, checking the mail.. in indoor clothes too…. even though it is minus twenty or some such..

  10. My favorite way to eat potatoes hands down. And your county cancels school when it’s cold?! I thought we were bad for staying home from flurries. I’d like to live in your neck of the woods!

  11. Of course you didn’t wear a coat to take the trash out… and ditto what Cathy said.

    I love the potatoes. This is also my favorite way to make potatoes, but I’ve been doing it with thyme. Coworker just gave me fresh garden rosemary though… :)

  12. Yum! Those look delish! I totally do the same thing, normally I laze around the house in short shorts and some sort of military PT shirt… I run outside wearing my lack of clothes. Of course if I had any sense I’d stop because… I could totally freeze my balls off (if I had some!)

  13. I was going to make these last week, but I didn’t have any rosemary. I substituted Dill Weed. Wow! They were pretty tasty! If you ever get tired of the rosemary, try a little dill.

  14. My weekly knitting group meets at a cafe in midtown Memphis and they serve potatoes just like this but mixed with sweet potatoes. SO good!

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