Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
I love rosemary, both Clooney and the herb. For our purposes I'll refrain from discussing that the former sings our toe-tapping anthem, "Sisters." Instead, I'll move on to the latter, a fragrant herb with a great rep. Known for improving memory, relieving muscle pain, curing indigestion and making hair grow (note: source not the AMA), rosemary is a powerful, needle-like leaf. In the culinary world this highly aromatic branch makes everything herbalicious, including this simple but satisfying side dish. Tossed with baby potatoes, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and garlic, rosemary boosts the flavour of these crispy-crusted, tender taters. Served up on a regular basis, "Come On-A My House" (sorry, it's the other Rosemary again) and taste this perfect combination of woody rosemary and golden brown potatoes.
Bite Me Bit
"I'm a hot little potato right now."
- Mugato (actor Will Ferrell) in the 2001 movie Zoolander
2 lbs mini white potatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard
1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1) Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with non-stick cooking spray.
2) Cut potatoes in half, or if they're large, in quarters. Place in a large bowl and add olive oil, mustard, rosemary, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne. Toss well to coat. Spread potatoes in a single layer on prepared baking sheet disregarding any excess dressing. Roast potatoes 15 minutes, turn them and roast an additional 15 minutes until crusted on the outside and tender inside. Serve immediately.