Roasted Rosemary & Garlic Potatoes
There is comfort food and then there is comfort food. This qualifies as one of the best.
What is it about roasted potatoes anyway. I just can’t get enough. Mom didn’t really cook with potatoes all that much when we were g rowing up so why now? Why do I have such a soft spot for these root vegetables?
Did you know that Van Gogh‘s 1885 painting The Potato Eaters portrays a family eating potatoes. Van Gogh said he wanted to depict peasants as they really were. He deliberately chose coarse and ugly models, thinking that they would be natural and unspoiled in his finished work.
In the north of Italy, in particular, in the Friuli region of the northeast, potatoes serve to make a type of pasta called gnocchi.
In the US, potatoes have become one of the most widely consumed crops and thus have a variety of preparation methods and condiments. At more formal dinners, a common practice includes taking small red potatoes, slicing them, and roasting them in an iron skillet. Among American Jews, the practice of eating latkes (fried potato pancakes) is common during the festival of Hanukkah.
Potato grading for Idaho potatoes is performed in which No. 1 potatoes are the highest quality and No. 2 are rated as lower in quality due to their appearance (e.g. blemishes or bruises, pointy ends). Potato density assessment can be performed by floating them in brines. High-density potatoes are desirable in the production of dehydrated mashed potatoes, potato crisps and french fries.
But after all of that I really do like potatoes roasted to perfection combined with a chilled red wine and some crusty bread.
OMG… Roasted Rosemary & Garlic Potatoes… YUM
Enjoy Laura Vitale’s Recipe