Recipe Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes

Lemon herb roasted potatoes are a delightful dish that combines the earthy flavors of potatoes with the zesty brightness of lemon and the aromatic blend of herbs. This recipe yields crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside potatoes that are bursting with flavor. Perfect as a side dish or even as a main course for vegetarians, these potatoes are sure to become a favorite at your dinner table.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 pounds (about 680 grams) of baby potatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the halved baby potatoes, olive oil, minced garlic, chopped rosemary, thyme leaves, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Toss until the potatoes are evenly coated with the seasoning mixture.
  3. Transfer the seasoned potatoes to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, arranging them in a single layer.
  4. Roast the potatoes in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside, and fork-tender on the inside. Be sure to flip the potatoes halfway through the cooking time for even browning.
  5. Once roasted, remove the potatoes from the oven and garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.
  6. Serve the lemon herb roasted potatoes hot as a side dish alongside your favorite main course.

Tips:

  • For extra crispy potatoes, spread them out in a single layer on the baking sheet, ensuring they are not crowded.
  • Feel free to customize the herbs according to your preference. Other herbs like oregano, sage, or parsley can also work well in this recipe.
  • If you prefer a stronger lemon flavor, you can add more lemon zest or juice to the potatoes.

Variations:

  • Add some diced onions or bell peppers to the potatoes before roasting for additional flavor and texture.
  • Sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese over the roasted potatoes right after they come out of the oven for a cheesy twist.
  • For a spicy kick, sprinkle some red pepper flakes over the potatoes before roasting.

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories per serving: Approximately 150 calories (based on a serving size of 1 cup of roasted potatoes)

Conclusion:

Lemon herb roasted potatoes are a versatile and flavorful dish that is easy to prepare and sure to impress. With the bright flavors of lemon, the aromatic blend of herbs, and the crispy texture of the potatoes, this dish is perfect for any occasion, from weeknight dinners to holiday feasts. Try out this recipe and get ready to delight your taste buds!

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