Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Cinnamon Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

So simple to create, this dish delivers impressive and festive results. A great last-minute addition to your holiday menu. The recipe serves four but it can easily be doubled and tripled.

Small red potatoes are tossed in olive oil then seasoned with ground cinnamon, fresh rosemary, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. The prepared potatoes are then roasted on a baking sheet along with whole garlic cloves and cinnamon sticks. 

Adding cinnamon to roasted potatoes gives them a holiday flavor boost and turns an everyday recipe into a festive side dish for your holiday feast.

I used the red potatoes to give the dish a prettier, more festive presentation. However, feel free to use whatever variety you have on hand. A mixture of red, yellow and purple potatoes would also look beautiful. 

This is a great make-ahead dish that takes little time to come together. Make the recipe in the early morning and the potatoes can be reheated in the oven just before serving. A simple, time saving and flavorful holiday side dish. 

Cinnamon Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Bake Time: 45 minutes 
Yield: 4 servings 
  • 2+1/4 lbs small red potatoes
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary, plus a few sprigs for garnish. 
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 unpeeled garlic cloves
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Wash the potatoes, part them dry with a paper towel or kitchen cloth and cut them into pieces. 
  • Place the potatoes in a large bowl and toss with the olive oil, chopped fresh rosemary, cinnamon sticks, ground cinnamon powder and unpeeled garlic cloves. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. 
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, remove the pan from the oven and stir the potatoes, turning them over. 
  • When the potatoes are golden and crispy, remove from the oven, transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs.

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