Saturday, July 30, 2011

Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary and Thyme

I've noticed that my cooking interests rotate with the seasons. During summertime when there are so many wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables available, I find my recipes highlighting simplicity. Just like with my last recipe on Fresh Tomato and Red Onion Salad, today's recipe doesn't involve a lot of complex dressings or spices. Instead, it relies on the starchiness of the potato combined with the slight tartness from the apple cider vinegar to create a flavor that, when joined with salad and burger, rounds out a meal perfectly.

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 quart new red potatoes, washed and cut into chunks
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, smashed and cut in half
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  •  In separate bowl, combine oil, vinegar, rosemary, thyme, and pepper.
  • In 13 x 9 baking dish, combine potatoes, shallot, garlic, and onion.
  • Pour oil mixture over potato mixture. Stir well.
  • Bake at 450 degrees, uncovered, for about 45 minutes. Stir at least once while baking.


  1. You have a Conner family hit parade this week: fresh tomatoes pour moi and roasted red potatoes for the Handsome Husband. Each are our respective favorites. By the way, the potato recipe works well on a covered grill, too, if you don't want to heat up the kitchen. Just loosely wrap them in an aluminum foil packet. Shake the packet a couple of times during cooking. Ain't summer grand?

  2. That sounds wonderful! We currently have a cast iron grill (no cover) but maybe I can convince Dad to try them when we go home next. Thanks for the idea!

  3. Awesome. Love summer vegetables. I did my green beans this weekend and I'm overwhelmed with them. Wish you lived closer. You'd have a basket filled with them this week. Haha, so maybe it's a good thing you don't ;)

  4. The roasted potatoes look so yummy!

    Belly B :)