Not much to say about this recipe except that it’s one of the tastiest and easiest recipes you can make and it only has 5 ingredients!
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Recipe
Recipe Author: MJ of MJ’s Kitchen
Prep time: 10 to 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Servings: I estimate ½ pound of potatoes per person even though the Idaho Potato Commission considers a serving size of potatoes as 1/3 pound or 148 grams. I like making too many because these make great leftovers!
Assortment of organic fingerling potatoes (red, yellow and purple make a beautiful dish)
Garlic infused olive oil (or olive oil and garlic powder)
Sorry for not providing measured amounts for the oil and seasoning. This is one of those recipes that I season by sight and feel – I use what looks right and feels right. For starters it’s better to go too little with the seasoning than too much. You can always add more when it comes out of the oven. Just throw the potatoes back in the prep pan, add a little more and toss again. It’s ready to serve.
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Wash and scrub the potatoes.
- Cut small ones in half and larger ones in quarters. You want the size of each piece to be about the same for even roasting.
- Place potatoes in a large bowl.
- Drizzle with the oil, sprinkle generously with smoked paprika and pepper, and then a light dusting of salt.
- Toss to coat all sides of the potatoes with the oil and seasoning.
- Spread into one layer on a baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir or flip with a spatula.
- Return to the oven and roast for another 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and test for seasoning. Adjust seasoning if needed.
Serve and enjoy!
The potatoes – When I can’t find fingerlings, I buy a medium red potato, Yukon gold, and Russet, then chop them into big bite size pieces, OR I’ll use just one type of potato. It really doesn’t matter. The recipe works great for just about any type of potato, including sweet potato! An important note – please wash and scrub the potatoes. Non-organic potatoes are considered one of the dirty dozen – one of 12 non-organic foods that consistently contain pesticide residues. That’s one of the reasons why, when it comes to potatoes, I only buy organic. However, organic or non-organic, always wash and scrub.
The garlic infused olive oil – If you don’t have any, use extra virgin olive oil and garlic powder. If you have an hour to spare, then make some infused oil – it’s easy! Click here for a the recipe.
Paprika – A while back a good friend turned me on to smoked paprika – GOOD smoked paprika. There’s nothing like it. It has become one of my most favorite seasonings! If you don’t have smoked paprika, then a GOOD paprika can be substituted or even a tasty medium heat red chile powder.