In honor of my daughter's birthday today, I'm posting these roasted potatoes. She LOVES any kind of potatoes, but especially roasted; it doesn't matter what the seasonings are. Although, one of her fave potato recipes is Roasted Potatoes with Pesto. Today she asked for mashed potatoes, though (with roasted Greek chicken & Turkish Garden Salad.)
We were actually sitting down to eat these a few Saturdays ago when we found out we would be moving. Well, we pretty much knew we'd be moving this summer, and were waiting to find out where. A friend called my husband and said some had assignments already. My husband couldn't log onto his work Email at home, so we ate these (and some Turkish Garden Salad) and rushed to his work to check his Email there. On the way we saw a baby cow in the midst of being born. The calf wasn't out yet, but we saw it come out later, after learning our new location.
Anyway, we found out that we are moving to Italy this summer! We are very excited; this was our first choice. As usual, I won't divulge exact details on here, such as location or exactly when we'll move, but we only have a little bit of time left here in the beautiful Azores, about two months. We have loved living here and will surely miss it.
Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Paprika
adapted from Aggie's Kitchen
1/2-1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons olive oil (I used 1 TBS. smoked olive oil)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
big dash of kosher or sea salt and fresh ground pepper
1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Wash and cut your potatoes into 1-2" pieces, leaving the skin on. Place in a bowl.
2. In a separate small bowl, combine olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder and chives. Pour over potatoes and gently toss until completely covered. Spread onto a cookie sheet and place in oven. Roast potatoes for about 30-35 minutes, gently tossing halfway through. Once done, generously sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper before serving.
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