Wednesday, September 21, 2016


2nd Man made these with our steak the other night, and I just love them. 
It's your standard oven roasted potatoes.

I missed the step with the bowl and seasonings but he sliced some russet potatoes into wedges.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, crushed garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl and then add sliced potatoes.  Toss to coat and place on a lined baking sheet, cut edge up.

Oven roasted potatoes
Place in the oven and roast at 425 degrees for about 30 minutes or until they are starting to brown and crisp along the edges but are still tender inside.

Steakhouse potatoes
And that's it!  Remove from the oven and serve!  They are crisp on the edges and soft and tender inside, the way an oven roasted potato should be.  It's like a french fry meets a baked potato.


 6 Potatoes (can use Russets, red, Yukon Gold, etc)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
4 TBSP olive oil
2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

If you use more or less potatoes, just use more or less olive oil and vinegar.  We like the ratio of this so just make it 4 and 2, or 6 and 3, or 2 and 1.  The best thing about this is that you can add red pepper flakes, use garlic powder instead of minced garlic, minced rosemary or other herbs, etc, whatever you like, it comes out yummy!  


(P.S.  I'll be catching up on back comments, keep 'em coming!)


Practical Parsimony said...

I am soooo hungry! This reminded me of a product I buy in the produce section, powdered stuff in a small pouch. I don't use the whole bag, use oil, and put potatoes in it and bake in oven. 2nd Man's are probably much better, but I love potatoes cooked in the oven like this. Since I cannot have my beloved whole wheat bread, I eat potatoes. Maybe I will make these. 2nd Man is a treasure!

Colleen said...

Great minds think alike
We just had roasted potatoes ourselves here the other night to go along with our pork ribs only I used the little baby red potatoes, quartered them, seasoned and put just a small pinch of cayenne pepper in with the seasonings and drizzled with EVOO. Fresh green beans sauteed in bacon grease with diced onion minced garlic and fried small bacon bits.

Texas Rose said...

This looks so good! In addition to the potatoes, I think I might try it with some other vegetables also. 2nd Man did GOOD!

1st Man said...

We'll have to look for that. Thank you for the sweet words. Aren't potatoes like this so good? Dang, we just had them and now I'm hungry again ha.

1st Man said...

Awesome! Mmmm, pork ribs, it's getting time to make those again, we love them. And speaking of great minds, yep, we just had some green beans and bacon too. :-)

1st Man said...

Always yummy!! Veggies are good for you too, ha. Thanks!!!

kymber said...

looooove roasted potatoes! we've been eating our own, from the garden, since the end of august - nothing in the world like your own potatoes. the great thing for us is that we don't have to harvest them until end until then, i just send jambaloney out to get a handful as we need them. jam loves them roasted like you and 2nd fave is smashed. i love steamed and smashed potatoes! with a ton of butter. but i have never met a roasted potatoe that i would kick out of bed -bahahahahah! 2nd Man's roasted potatoes look deeelish!

sending love to the both of you! your friend,

Jason and Michelle said...

Those look so yummy!

Galestorm said...

One of my favorite ways to cook taters!

1st Man said...

Homegrown, how wonderful that must be. And a ton of butter makes everything good doesn't it? Thanks and much love back!

1st Man said...

Hello! Thank you very much. They were indeed yummy and didn't last long, ha.

1st Man said...

Isn't it heavenly? Creamy inside, crispy on the outside. just a wonderful side dish with most anything.