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.
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.
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Spicie Roasted Potatoes (Vegan)
potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
good quality olive oil
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.
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.
More Potato Recipes
– Spicy Baked Fries by Tastfully Julie
– Fried Potatoes with Herbs and Smoked Salt by SPCookie Queen
– Bowtie Pasta with Baked Potato Wedges by Sunshine and Smile
– Indian Spiced Crash Potatoes by eCurry
– Gruyere Stuffed Purple Potato Dumplings with a Walnut Parsley Pesto by Tasty Trix
– Vepudu Aloo – Potato Stir fry in spices by Flavors of Mumbai