herb roasted potatoes

8.13.2009
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crispy. greasy. creamy. perfectly seasoned. that’s how i describe good fries. i love the ones from jack in the box and in & out. what’s your favorite?
you know those random cravings for fried starch in the middle of the day, but you are too lazy to drive and get ‘em? i get those all the time, and i hate the fact that i get it. rice, potatoes, pasta, whatever it is, as long as it is pumped with carbs, i’m all over it. and no one can stop me. i’ll tackle you down if you get in between me and my carbs.
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i focused on potatoes last week. FOCUSED. yes. it was the most used ingredient in my kitchen last week. everything had it… well actually, that was all i cooked. i sliced it, diced it and roasted it. spiced it up and spiced it down. i tried different cooking temperatures, sometimes not to get the right texture but to just cook it fast, ‘coz i am hunggg-gry. i eventually found the combination of spices i liked and i think i am going to stick to it right now. it turned out pretty good. crispy on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside. just the way i like it!

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the recipe i formulated (sounds so legit), is very open to changes and whatever. you can put more into it. that’s what i love about potatoes, rice and pasta; you can dress it up for a potluck or to impress that future mother in law that your friends think is crazy, but you still want to get on the good side of because of that big rock on your finger you don’t want to return to her son, or make it easy and laid back for snacking at random times throughout the day.
well here it is!
herb roasted potatoes
what you need:
2 large potatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt (or more, it’s really up to you)
what to do:
1. dice/slice potatoes. make sure they’re around the same size so they cook around the same time.
2. in a large bowl combine oil, basil, thyme, paprika, cumin, black pepper and salt.
3. toss the sliced/diced potatoes into the bowl of herbs and spices and make sure all the potatoes are coated with the mixture.
4. place in a large cookie sheet and put in a 450 degree f oven for 20-30 minutes turning occasionally to brown all sides.
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that’s all there is to it. so i hope you enjoy this. bon appetit!