Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Taste & Create XXII: Spicy Oven-Roasted Potatoes

My favorite food blog event is here again, and this time I ended up with two partners! Created by Nicole of For the Love of Food, participating food bloggers are randomly paired off, to try and blog about one of their partner's recipes.

My other partner this month was Liza of Knick Nosh. You may remember last month I made her scrumptious Greek Salad and also her wonderful [Chicken] Burgers with Portabello Mushrooms, Spinach and Sundried Tomato Mayo. Both of those recipes were so good, I couldn't wait to try her Spicy Oven-Roasted Potatoes. Her Banana Oat Muffins are also on my list!

Tonight I only used about 5 or 6 potatoes, and it was more than enough for the four of us. Since I'm always cooking for little ones, I also substituted Cajun seasoning as Liza suggested. It was still a bit spicy, but Number One and I loved them. I was going to broil them at the end too, but I didn't. Man, I can't wait for my new kitchen...

Spicy Oven-Roasted Potatoes

10 red potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon red pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper
(or 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning instead of red pepper and garlic powder)
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine red pepper, garlic powder, salt and pepper in small dish.

Scrub potatoes clean and slice into ¼-inch slices. Spray potatoes with cooking spray and place in microwave safe dish. Microwave on high for 8 minutes. Remove potatoes from microwave and spread out on baking sheet.

Pour olive oil over potatoes and season with red pepper mixture or Cajun seasoning. Combine potatoes, oil, and seasoning. Spread into single layer on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, turning potatoes after 10 minutes. If crispier potatoes are desired, broil for last 2-3 minutes.

1 comment:

Marthe said...

Let me start by saying that everything you made for this months Taste & Create looks delicious!

I have been a real bad blogger.... Dog troubles and suffering a cold, I can't remember the last time I blogged. The worst part is that I did actually cook a recipe for Taste & Create on the exact same date that I saw who I was paired with. I just haven't posted it yet.... I will post it tonight though!!

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