Spicie Roasted Potatoes, Vegan

by Spicie Foodie on May 16, 2012

recipe; healthy; low fat; low calories; potatoes; roasted; spicy; spicy roasted potatoes; cayenne; chile powder; oven baked; fries; wedges; spicie foodie

I love the way Czechs pronounce the word potatoes. They pronounce the po as in polite, the ta as in take, and toes as in toast. Go on pronounce it out load the Czech way, po-tay-toes. Don’t you love the way it sounds? I just love hearing central and Eastern Europeans pronounce this word. Sometimes I’ll go long periods of time pronouncing the word like they do.

No matter how you pronounce it potatoes are one awesome carb. You can do so much with potatoes. You can boil, bake, roast, mash, and fry potatoes. You can’t do that with too many vegetables. There are many ways of preparing potatoes and even more varieties. (My dream is to come across purple potatoes.) Potatoes are actually quite healthy it is the ways they are cooked that make them unhealthy. Potatoes are a good source of carbohydrates, low in fat, low in calories, have no cholesterol, are rich in fiber, copper, zinc, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B6.

recipe; healthy; low fat; low calories; potatoes; roasted; spicy; spicy roasted potatoes; cayenne; chile powder; oven baked; fries; wedges; spicie foodie

I have a weakness for potatoes, particularly in the french fry form. But the frying method neither agrees with my tummy or waistline. So the french fries (or any fried food for that matter) intake has to be kept to a bare minimum. Fortunately there are so many great ways of satisfying my love and weakness for potatoes. Most times when I want a potato side dish my first choice is roasting. But you know me and of course the potatoes have to have spices and a little kick.

The previous recipe I shared, Hubby’s Grilled Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Sandwich, we had these potatoes on the side. They are super easy and relatively fast to prepare.

recipe; healthy; low fat; low calories; potatoes; roasted; spicy; spicy roasted potatoes; cayenne; chile powder; oven baked; fries; wedges; spicie foodie

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Spicie Roasted Potatoes (Vegan)

potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
good quality olive oil
granulated garlic
ground black pepper

Spice amounts are to taste, I didn’t measure just go by feeling

Preheat oven to 220c or 428f, line or prepare baking sheet.

1. Mix all the spices in a small bowl until well combined. Rub the potato wedges with olive oil then sprinkle spices over them. Toss until the potatoes are well coated. Spread over a baking sheet and roast in center of oven for 30-40 minutes. Gently stir now and then to prevent burning.

recipe; healthy; low fat; low calories; potatoes; roasted; spicy; spicy roasted potatoes; cayenne; chile powder; oven baked; fries; wedges; spicie foodie

We really love these potatoes because they are slightly crispy on the outside and soft inside. But also the cayenne adds a delicious spicyness. I hope you give them a try soon.

This past Monday I told you it was Joanie’s hatching day and today is Chachi’s. He (or she, more on that another time) is also turning one. Oh how fast the Minions grow.

Inca Berry, fresh, raw, cape gooseberry, physallis, fruit, Sunday Snapshots, Spicie Foodie, minions

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- Gruyere Stuffed Purple Potato Dumplings with a Walnut Parsley Pesto by Tasty Trix
- Vepudu Aloo – Potato Stir fry in spices by Flavors of Mumbai

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1 cookingrookie May 16, 2012 at 6:59 AM

I love potatoes, and I roast mine all the time lately, because it’s the easiest way to cook them :-). And I love that cute corn-like peeler :-).

Also, your minons are very mignons. It’s funny that you say he or she. I don’t know the full story about them, but when I was a kid I had a couple of parakeets. I was expecting babies for years, but they just kept fighting with each other. Until one day the female flew away. We went to buy another female and the salesman asked why we needed a female if we already had one. It turned out we had 2 females all along and did not know :-)


2 Spicie Foodie May 16, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Hi Elana,

Thank you!

Hehe, so that was the problem. Ours aren’t the same sex. I’ll be writing what the story with them is soon.


3 Rosa May 16, 2012 at 7:05 AM

Those roasted potatoes look amazing! A perfect combination. Yummy!




4 Spicie Foodie May 16, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Hi Rosa,

Thank you and I hope you are enjoying your break:)


5 Ramona May 16, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Okay…. I’m sitting here saying “po-tay-toes” like 20x out loud. LOL! I love these “po-tay-toes” and I think roasted potatoes are my favorite way to enjoy them. Now I must stop saying “po-tay-toes” like this or my husband may think something is wrong with me. :)


6 Spicie Foodie May 16, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Lol, Ramona :) When I was writing this I kept saying it out loud too. My husband ask what was wrong with me, hehe:) Thanks!


7 Ridwan May 16, 2012 at 9:12 AM

I love roasted potatoes,Looks perefectly Yummy with simple spices ingredients,I’m agree good quality olive oil make tatste better :)


8 Spicie Foodie May 16, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Thank you Ridwan:)


9 Nandita May 16, 2012 at 10:19 AM

These baked potatoes look gorgeous. You are right when you say that potatoes are actually healthy. It’s the way it cooked that makes them unhealthy. Oven roasting the potatoes is a healthy way of eating them.


10 Spicie Foodie May 16, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Thank you Nandita!


11 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 16, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Hi my friend, I have nominated you for the One lovely blog award! Stop by my blog to see the rules :) Have a good day!


12 Spicie Foodie May 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Hi Catalina,

Thanks, it’s sweet of you:)


13 RavieNomNoms May 16, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Absolutely marvelous. Your pictures are so breathtaking. You make something so simple look so irresistible!


14 Spicie Foodie May 16, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Thank you Ravie:)


15 Lea Ann May 16, 2012 at 5:20 PM

How do you say potatoes? I think I’ve always said the word like you spelled out po-tay-toe. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times, you take gorgeous photos. Just last summer I started wedging my potatoes and roasting or grilling. I agree, so many flavor possibilities. And I love the texture. My last adventure was dipping them in ranch dressing and roasting. Don’t know if that idea came from your blog, or somewhere else, but it was gooooo-od.


16 Spicie Foodie May 17, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Hi Lea Ann,

Perhaps I didn’t translate it so well. You didn’t get that idea from my blog, but OMG ranch dressing and potatoes was my teenage addiction. You’ve got my craving it now:) Thank you!


17 Suzanne Perazzini May 16, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Like Lea Ann, that’s how we in New Zealand say potatoes too. How else can it be said? Potatoes are one of our staple carbs here as most of the settlers to New Zealand were of Anglo Saxon origin. We have the Irish thing about potatoes and most New Zealanders cook them every night in one form or another. In our family, I use a wide variety of different carbs but potatoes, especially the way you have cooked them, is one of our favourites.


18 Spicie Foodie May 17, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Like I said to Lea Ann,

Perhaps I didn’t translate it so well. You know the funny thing is that people think potatoes originated from that region, but in fact they come from South America. Anyway, I love potatoes and think it’s great you eat them so often. Thanks!


19 Suzi May 16, 2012 at 7:33 PM

These look delicious and I love spicy. Roasted does make a crispy outside with a nice soft inside. Lovely photo, looks delish..


20 Spicie Foodie May 17, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Thank you Suzi :)


21 Liz May 16, 2012 at 7:42 PM

We eat a ton of potatoes…and your spicy roasted version sounds marvelous!! I may make these with our burgers for dinner tomorrow :)


22 Spicie Foodie May 17, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Thanks! I love these with burgers too :)


23 Kelly May 16, 2012 at 7:43 PM

What a great recipe, this looks super delicious! :)


24 Spicie Foodie May 20, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Thanks Kelly!


25 kankana May 16, 2012 at 8:01 PM

That’s comfort food for me which i can eat every day. you have a real fancy peeler :)


26 Spicie Foodie May 20, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Me too, potatoes everyday. Thanks :)


27 Val @ Tips on Healthy Living May 16, 2012 at 9:30 PM

So simple but I love the addition of cayenne. Fresh rosemary, minced garlic and olive oil is my potato dish go to.


28 Spicie Foodie May 17, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Thanks Val! That is really good, and I’ve done it your way a few times.


29 John Thompson May 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Nice recipe … but I am curious: How do *you* pronounce ‘potatoes’? Your rendition of the Czech sounds pretty much like the way I grew up pronouncing it in England and Canada.


30 Spicie Foodie May 17, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Thanks John! Well I don’t think I did a great job at writing it out exactly as they say it.


31 Flavors of the Sun May 16, 2012 at 10:52 PM

These potatoes look like comfort food to me–very inviting. And I, like you, would so love to find some purple potatoes. Mind you, I’d be happy with some Red Russets!


32 Spicie Foodie May 17, 2012 at 7:18 PM

They are a comfort food for us:) I haven’t seen those in years, only the yellow ones here.


33 Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love May 17, 2012 at 12:43 AM

I adore roasted potatoes and yours look perfect!


34 Spicie Foodie May 17, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Thank you Stephanie!


35 Eha May 17, 2012 at 1:45 AM

Am saying po-tay-toes! Huh!! Of course that is how you pronounce the humble spud? Please, will someone put me wise! [I better not add these have not been on the menu for some 30+ years! Oops, now I've done it!!] .


36 Spicie Foodie May 17, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Lol Eha :)


37 Nami | Just One Cookbook May 17, 2012 at 4:47 AM

Me too… I have serious potato addiction and it’s my dad’s gene! Anyway, it’s great to hear potatoes are good for us – as we hear potatoes in negative way almost… I can’t wait to try this one, paprika and cayenne pepper. Sounds good!


38 Spicie Foodie May 17, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Yay another potato addict ;) Thanks Nami!


39 Holly May 17, 2012 at 10:14 AM

mmmmmmm I love roasted potatoes. I’m making some tonight – maybe I’ll use your recipe. The sandwich looked excellent too, I just didn’t get a chance to comment on it.

I thought that was the way to pronounce potatoes though. Is it that they put an emphasis on each syllable?


40 Spicie Foodie May 17, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Hi Holly,

Enjoy your potatoes! Yes, the emphasis is on po – should have written that above. Thanks!


41 Judy@Savoring Today May 17, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Simple, straightforward ingredients let individual flavors shine. Your photos did a great job showing the crisp edges of the potatoes, my imagination had no problem with the soft centers. YUM!


42 Spicie Foodie May 17, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Thank you Judy ;)


43 tania@mykitchenstories May 17, 2012 at 10:35 AM

I love potatoes, and I love your photos and I love your darling birdie baby


44 Spicie Foodie May 17, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Thank you Tania!


45 dassana May 17, 2012 at 11:34 AM

i liked your peeler. i could not figure it out first properly whether its a corn cob or something else. a second look closely made me realise its a peeler :-)
loved the photos and happy hatching day to chachi.


46 Spicie Foodie May 17, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Hi Dassana,

Thanks, hubby picked it out, he said it would photograph well. He was right :)


47 Soma May 17, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Simple with lovely warm flavors and really beautiful photographs. Thanks much for the link!


48 Spicie Foodie May 17, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Hi Soma,

Thank you and loved your recipe.


49 Katie May 17, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Western New York pronounces potato the same way. We were settled by Eastern Europeans, so it’s probably no great surprise however.

I’m going to put these on my recipe rotation. I only like starches when they’re heavily flavored.


50 Spicie Foodie May 17, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Hi Katie,

So you know exactly what I’m talking about :) Thanks!


51 Natalie May 17, 2012 at 5:15 PM

First of all I love roasted potatoes especially with my steak. And second I LOVE your corn shaped peeler hahaha so cute!


52 Spicie Foodie May 17, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Oh yes, that is the same for us. Hehe, thank you :)


53 Marsha @ The Harried Cook May 18, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Yummy! I’ve been on a forced blog break for a while (I missed YBR too!) and I am now catching up with all my favorite blogs :) This is a lovely recipe… I make something quite similar but I love the way you’ve cut them into wedges. I generally just cube them but this looks nicer. I am going to try your way next time! Thanks for sharing :)


54 Spicie Foodie May 18, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Hi Marsha,

Nice to have you visiting :) A blog break is a good thing now and then. Thank you!


55 anna May 18, 2012 at 2:42 AM

ha! i love that bird. that is a great pic. and yummm these look so good! and healthy too! i am tired of the anti carb wave that has led to so many people backing off the potato. the potato is a gift from the gods, and i embrace it. i’m glad you do too.


56 Spicie Foodie May 18, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Thanks Anna. We’ll I’ll never get on that bandwagon, I can’t live without potatoes and carbs.


57 jo@jocooks.com May 18, 2012 at 7:13 PM

These look so good and crunchy. I’m a sucker for baked potatoes.


58 Spicie Foodie May 20, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Thanks Jo!


59 Magic of Spice May 20, 2012 at 4:20 PM

These look incredible! I am starving now and will have to go buy some potatoes :) Beautiful photos as always! And Happy Birthday to Chachi…my fast indeed!


60 Spicie Foodie May 21, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Thank you Alisha! I’ll tell Cachi you said so ;)


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