We eat a lot of potatoes (my parents are both from Maine – it’s in my blood) and even though you can’t beat a baked potato (on the grill is best!) I love to find a fun way to spruce them up and make them interesting. So the other night my daughter had a friend over for dinner and this little girl is so sweet. She LOVES everything I make. I just need her to rub off on my kids more. Anyway, in an effort to impress this 9 year-old (don’t judge) I tried something new and made these Garlic Roasted Red Skin Potatoes.
The great news is that everyone loved them – yes, my own kids, too! – and they were simple to make yet look pretty fancy shmancy. Here’s the quick and easy recipe. Enjoy!
- 6 medium sized red skin potatoes, washed and dried
- 6 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tsp season salt
- Parsley for garnish, fresh or dry (optional)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
On a cutting board, slice each potato vertically with cuts spaced about 1/4 inch apart without going completely through the potato. Stop about 1/4 from the bottom. I got about 5 slices per potato.
Place the potatoes, spaced apart, on the baking sheet. Put the garlic in between the slices, pushing some down with your fingers so it's pretty evenly distributed.
In a small dish combine the olive oil and season salt,.
Using a BBQ brush, 'paint' each potato with the oil mixture being sure to get some oil down into the sliced pieces of the potatoes.
Bake for 45 minutes. Then turn the heat on the oven up to 400 degrees and bake for another 10-15 minutes just until there's a bit of a crisp on the potato skins.
Serve garnished with parsley (I used dried parsley) if you have it on hand.