4.12.07

Tiny roast potatoes, the perfect snack

Last Saturday J and I went over to P&S´s for a giant cookie bakeoff. P&S plan to make a whole lot, decorate them, and give them out as Christmas gifts. Me, I just planned to eat a lot of cookies.
I usually cook on my own, with music for company, so hanging out in a kitchen full of people was really fun and quite an event. The cookies turned out great, but I´ll blog about them next post.
Because the first thing we made, to keep the pangs of hunger away, was a tray of roasted new potatoes.
This is going to be one of those cheeky non-recipes, because all we did was toss the potatoes in a couple of spoonfuls of olive oil, some crushed salt and a few sprigs of rosemary from the garden, and then blast them in a hot hot oven for twenty or thirty minutes. The beauty of this particular batch was that I´d bought them in Málaga central market, and they were amazing, tiny and delicate, with the thinnest skins.
I´ve never seen potatoes like that in Madrid, so next time I´ll just have to go with the basic recipe, and cut wedges, skin and all, of normal potatoes. It´ll still be very good, of course. The trick is not to fill the tray too much, and to shake them about a couple of times, so that different sides have the opportunity to brown and crisp up.

8 comentarios:

Cindy dijo...

Oh, I LOVE roasted potatoes - especially since I've finally figured out how to do them properly. (For the longest time, they were always a disaster for me.)

The local market carries little containers of baby potatoes - just enough for two rounds of roasted potatoes and it is one of my favorite snacks.

eatingplum dijo...

I just LOVE your latest drawing. Do you sell any on Etsy or somewhere online? I would totally buy some of them! Please let me know if you do. =)

xps dijo...

que rico, pero te confieso que me da algo de pena la patata porque tiene un poco cara de desconcierto.

Lydia dijo...

I love tiny roasted potatoes with some kind of spicy dipping sauce, like horseradish. Yum! Sometimes a non-recipe is just what's called for!

san dijo...

Hi Ximena
I love your non-recipes :) They are the best. Nigella has a yummy (read unhealthy) version using duck fat in Feast which we adore but daren't do too often.

Anónimo dijo...

There are few things as satisfying to eat as a crispy potato.

I love the Mr. Potato-man drawing!

- Julie

Guru dijo...

Pobre papita pero ¡qué gran final! Soy papa-adicta.

Lego y Pulgón dijo...

En este último viaje, llevé papas canarias de contrabando a Madrid y a ¡Málaga! (pero no para el mercado central :) ), aquí hay variedades muy ricas, apropiadas para casi todo. Y, por el momento, no parece que las consideren equipaje peligroso (aunque un papazo en la cabna de un avión puede ser amenazador, hmmm...). Ya sabes: si se te antoja un´día comer papas negras, te das un salto.

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