Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Oven Roasted Smoked Sweet Paprika Potatoes

Oven Roasted Smoked Sweet Paprika Potatoes
2 pounds of russet potatoes, scrubbed (leave skins on)
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or table salt
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons smoked sweet paprika

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line a roasting pan or cookie sheet with aluminum foil; spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Pat potatoes with a kitchen towel to remove excess moisture.  Cut potatoes into similar sized chunks. I usually cut large potatoes into 12 chunks.  Put potatoes in a large bowl. Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes; sprinkle spices over the potatoes.  Stir to coat potatoes in oil and spices. Spread seasoned potatoes into prepared pan.  Bake 30 minutes, remove from oven & stir, return to oven, and cook an additional 30 minutes.  If desired, sprinkle on a pinch of salt before serving.

I am a frugal gal and sometimes I cringe when I spend $3.00 or $4.00 or more for a new spice to try... will I use it before it goes bad, will I like it, will it be a waste of money?  I've been noticing smoked sweet paprika in an increasing number of recipes so I figured this was a good investment.  My family liked the pork tenderloin medallions seasoned with this spice a week or so ago, so I tried the smoked sweet paprika on potatoes roasted in the oven and it was a hit.  I used a bit too much oil and the potatoes could have used even more paprika, so I adjusted the measurements above. I hope you give it a try!  Oven roasted potatoes is an easy side dish which doesn't require much attention.  We had cheeseburgers, which I cooked on the George Foreman Grill, with these potatoes.

I'll be posting another recipe using smoked sweet paprika very soon.  It's been a busy week!


affectioknit said...

Those look delicious! I definitely will try them!

Tessa said...

These look really good. I love baking potatoes like this instead of having fries.

Thanks for the pizza dough recipe. I actually have some vital wheat gluten since I have been trying out several recipes from the book "Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day," so I'm excited to give the dough a shot!