Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Cameo Herbed Potatoes

Easy, quick, delicious, impressive - everything you want out of a dinner party recipe. This is the perfect side dish to get your guests asking, "how did you do that?"

I used to make oven-baked tri-color herbed potatoes all the time, but I have a feeling that now, I'll be making these instead - they were such a success! Great flavor, tender inside with a crispy crust, and a pretty herb tottooed on top that reminds your of flowers you pressed in books as a kid.

Cameo Herbed Potatoes


1/2 cup plus two tabelspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh-cracked black pepper
2 large russet potatoes
About 5 sprigs of fresh rosemary
About 5 whole leaves of flat-leaf parsely


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Pour 1/2 cup olive oil into a 9x13 glass baking dish. Add salt and papper and swirl to combine.

Rinse potatoes and pat dry. slice each potato into 1-inch thick rounds. Press a rosemary sprig or a parsley leaf on one side of each slice (the cut side of the ends) and place herb-side-down into the oil. Drizzle remaining 2 tablespoons oil over potatoes and sprinkle with salt.

Bake until potatoes are soft and nicely browned, about 40-45 minutes. Shift potoes in pan every ten minutes to prevent sticking. When done, remove from the pan and turn herb-side up. Enjoy!

(Recipe adapted from Olive Oil: From Tree to Table by Peggy Knickerbocker.)


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ThursdayNext said...

Thank you Kate! We are grilling for Father's Day and needed a good potato recipe!

Jahnna said...

we make a modification of josh's dad's "hot taters" to go with baked chicken and cajun fish, but we'll definitely have to give this one a try. :)

found out our new stove is both much larger and still gas...that means we're now in the market for a wok!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous, Kate, just gorgeous.

michelle said...

Beautiful - and so creative! Bravo, Kate!

Kate said...

amy - great! glad to be of service =)

jahnna - sweet! wok time! gas stove = completely necessary, regardless...yay!

jennifer - thanks!

michelle - i appreciate it =) i always get excited when food is both delicious and pretty, since the southern food i grew up on is often to the exclusion of the latter...

Anonymous said...

I must say those ARE very impressive looking there kate! Yum!

Rachael said...

These potatoes look so outrageous. I LOVE it!

jenjen said...

Your potatoes are amazing, they look like little individual stamps. I bet they tasted awesome too.

connie said...

Hi, just came across your blog and its great. I really like these cameo potatoes... so clever!