Thursday, January 21, 2010

Roasted Rosemary-Onion Potatoes

4 medium potatoes ( I used 1 large sweet potato & 4 small red potatoes)
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. chopped rosemary leaves or 2 tsp. dried rosemary leaves
1/4 tsp. dried thyme leaves ( I substituted basil instead)
¼ tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
Heat oven to 450ºF. Grease cookie sheet, 15 1/2x10 1/2x1 inch. Cut potatoes into 1-inch chunks. Mix remaining ingredients in large bowl. Add potatoes; toss to coat. Spread potatoes in single layer in pan. Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes, turning occasionally, until potatoes are light brown and tender when pierced with fork.

Recipe from: Betty Crocker Cookbook & altered by me!

Taste: 3 or a 4 (French Fries are a 5 & these are close behind!)
Cost: For the entire meal I spent under $5 (which included fresh steamed broccoli, lean pork chops, and the Rosemary Potatoes)- So I'd call that cheap!
Time/Easiness: So easy! I started cooking at 5:50, everything was in the oven or steamer by 6:00, James & I left the house, came back at 6:30, dinner was ready!
Healthiness: Only2 Tbsp. olive oil & a little salt- confession James said they'd be better with more salt. If you use Sweet Potatoes it is way healthy. Here are a few facts I got on sweet potatoes from the 5 a Day Website, "These tuberous roots are among the most nutritious foods in the vegetable kingdom. They are packed with calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and C. This is why one colonial physician called them the "vegetable indispensable."
Appearance: 3 out of 5... they're colorful and pair well with so many dishes

**If you like sweet potato fries like I do this is the delicious & healthy alternative. One last thing: I put a bit of bbq sauce on the pork... I tried a new kind called Sweet Baby Rays! It is to die for, seriously 5 out of 5. James and I are tempted to name our first son Sweet Baby Ray in honor of it! Mmm! Probably not super healthy, but only a little is guilt free. :)

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