I love potatoes! Love them!!! Any diet that excludes potatoes isn’t a diet I’d ever be on. When my friends even mention going on a low carb diet, I tell them “good luck with that, I’ll be over here with my potatoes and apples! Not going to happen for me, but I wish you the best of luck!” I subscribe to the eat a little of everything and nothing will become a problem diet. The only thing I restrict from my diet are processed foods. If it’s not a real, whole food, then I don’t eat it. This system has worked for me all of my life, so I think I will stick to it. With that said, I love this particular recipe for potatoes, they’re the perfect combination of a fried potato and a baked potato, just delish! I used an Italian dried spice blend, but you can use any spices that you like. I also used multi-color potatoes. Purple, blue and red potatoes are great for you, they have more antioxidants than white potatoes!
Cook time: 30 minutes
15-20 small organic fingerling potatoes or small Yukon gold potatoes
3-4 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of Sea salt and more to taste
1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
Pre heat your oven to 425F. Line a cookie sheet with foil and set aside. To a medium pot add potatoes, sea salt and enough water to cover the potatoes, bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil the potatoes until they are fork tender about 10 minutes. Drain the water from the potatoes then place them on the foil lined cookie sheet. Smash each potato with the back of a spoon, you want to expose the flesh. Season each potato with sea salt, and Italian seasoning, then drizzle olive oil over each potato.
Place the cookie sheet in the oven, and cook until the potatoes take on a golden brown color, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately!
If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to make my Ranch seasoning, this recipe, and the one I plan to post later this week, should get you right off of that fence. There really are so many ways that you can use my ranch seasoning, and every one of them will be delicious!
Prep time:5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
2.5 cups of Yukon gold potatoes cubed
1.5 teaspoons of my Ranch seasoning add more if you’re so inclined
5 tablespoons of olive oil
Sea salt to taste
Heat the olive oil in a cast iron skillet, add in the potatoes and cook until all sides are brown and potatoes are Cooked through. Transfer the potatoes from the skillet to a bowl and toss with ranch seasoning and sea salt. Enjoy like this or dipped in my Ranch dip, either way, you cannot go wrong!
One of my favorite flavor pallets is housed in the Mediterranean diet. Their use of lemons, olive oil, and fresh herbs is quite genious if you ask me. These three ingredients are so simple, and yet the flavor that they lend to a dish is simply superb! If I had to eat one type of food for the rest of my life, Mediterranean would be it! This particular dish is my interpretation of one of my favorite appetizers at a Persian restaurant that I used to frequent. Truth be told, this dish was the best thing on their menu! However, it was enough to bring me back to their restaurant again and again! That is until they started using frozen potatoes to make this! After that I was forced to make my own version of this beloved dish. Not to toot my own horn, (Toot! Toot!), but my version tastes a lot better.
Here is what you need
3 or 4 potatoes cut and cubed
The juice of 1 small lemon or half of a meduim/large one
1 clove of garlic sliced
3 tablespoons of chopped cilantro
4-5 tablespoons of Olive oil for browning the potatoes
Sea salt to taste
Heat olive oil in a frying pan. Place cubed potatoes in
Cook potatoes until they start to brown, tip, cook for 5 minutes on one side, brown and then flip to the other side to brown:
Once potatoes are brown and fork tender, add the sliced garlic, toss for ten to twenty seconds, just until you can smell the garlic, turn the fire off.
Add sea salt, lemon juice, and cilantro, toss and serve! If you like a little fire, add some chili pepper flakes to this…Yummy!
What is your favorite way to cook potatoes?
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