Continuing from the other day, next on the table were garlic roasted potatoes. Potatoes are a very versatile food, that complement almost every dish in the world. When you are out of ideas for cooking, there is always something that can be done with potatoes.
In this recipe, potatoes are baked in the oven. I used a very small quantity of garlic, as I do not like the garlic flavor to be overwhelming. When these potatoes were done, there was just a slight hint of garlic. If you like you can increase the quantity of garlic according to your taste. The potatoes can be cut in form of slices, fingers or just halved or quartered. Quartered ones are easier to pick with a fork (if you are using one).
750 gm potatoes, peeled, halved or quartered
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp garlic paste (I used just 1/2 tsp)
2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
Preheat oven to 200C / 425F. Put potatoes in a bowl. Add all ingredients except green coriander. Toss potatoes around until thoroughly coated with oil and spices. Place potatoes on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in the oven for 45 min to 1 hr.
Turn over the all the potatoes at least twice during baking. It will ensure that potatoes are equally browned on all sides. After 40 min, check potatoes for doneness by inserting a skewer of fork. Remove from oven when potatoes are cooked through and browned to desire.
Sprinkle green coriander before serving. Serve hot as a side with Roast Beef , or serve as a snack with a mayonnaise or sour cream dip.