Monday, September 21, 2009

GardenCuizine Recipe: Roasted Rosemary Potato 'Fries'

Oven Roasted Rosemary Potato 'Fries'
A Regular on our GardenCuizine home menu

Rosemary is one of our favorite garden herbs. It is easy to grow and easy to harvest. To harvest, simply take in cuttings, rinse to clean and hang in bundles to air dry. We hang ours from our pot rack in our kitchen. Then after several weeks, when it feels good and dry, the rosemary easily rubs off onto a sheet pan. Rosemary is best stored in airtight containers; we use large, wide mouth jars.

To make Rosemary Roasted Potato 'Fries' you really don't need to follow a specific recipe, but if you would like one, mine is soon to be published on Dave's Garden. In general, all you need to do is wash, dry and thickly slice your favorite baking potatoes (skin on), lengthwise. Then season and bake
until golden brown.

These delicious Oven Roasted Rosemary Potato 'Fries' call for Parmesan cheese, rather than any added salt. The cheese adds a bit of calcium and great flavor, with a fraction of the sodium found in heavily salted French Fries (as long as you don't overdo it, of course). And because of oven roasting -- rather than deep frying, like typical Fries -- they are much lower in fat.

Freestyle Recipe:
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C)
  • Sprinkle sliced potatoes with a little olive or vegetable oil and a generous serving of dried rosemary
  • Add some grated cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano, Grana Padano, Pecorino or Soy cheese if vegan), fresh ground black pepper, a generous amount of garlic powder*, and a pinch of ground or fresh sliced cayenne pepper (No added salt)
  • Toss all together to evenly coat
  • Spread the potatoes out on a baking pan
  • Bake in preheated oven (occasionally turning) until well browned
* Garlic powder works better than fresh minced. Fresh will burn unless added near the end of cooking time.

For nutrition data, more information about the aromatic herb Rosemary (R. officinalis), and a detailed recipe for Roasted Rosemary Potato 'Fries', check out my Dave's Garden article:
'Osmarini, Rosmarinus officinalis'.

This recipe is an entry
in the O food contest, hosted by Sara of Ms Adventures in Italy and Michelle of Bleeding Espresso. The contest is open annually to food Bloggers to help spread awareness of Ovarian Cancer.

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women; a woman’s lifetime risk of ovarian cancer is 1 in 67.

Related Links

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

The Cowgirl Cure Foundation
Ovations for the Cure

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Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Oh how I *love* oven roasted potatoes with rosemary. Thanks so much for participating!

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