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Roasted Potatoes for All

Hello guys and welcome back to the last edition of Cooking with Sam, before winter break. I hope you guys have a nice time on the holidays with friends and family. For this week I made roast potatoes my friends wanted to try, kind of as a gift. The recipe is from They’re seasoned with rosemary, parsley, lemon, salt, and pepper. It’s a savory side dish.

Here’s what you’ll need:


1kg of potatoes


3 tbsp olive oil

4 minced garlic cloves 

1 rosemary sprig

1 parsley sprig

salt and pepper to taste

Also, if you want a sauce to dip them in that tastes like Cane’s, I made that too (recipe from ):

½ mayonnaise

1 tsp garlic powder

3 tbsp ketchup 

1.5 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 

½ tsp salt

½ black pepper

Let that sit for at least 24 hours. ^

So what I started with was peeling the potatoes. I hate this the most because it’s so boring and I’m not the best at it so it takes a little bit.  Then I boiled them for 15 minutes so they’d get soft and take less time in the oven. 

That’s the way that worked best, at least. Another thing I tried was boiling the potatoes before peeling them so I could peel them easily, but that didn’t end up happening. It was so frustrating I was raging inside. I won’t be making any more potatoes anytime soon! I’ve had enough. 

Mixing up some herbal essence.

Once the potatoes are out of the way you only have to do two things. The glaze and the baking. I made the glaze. Then I poured grapeseed oil into a cooking tray, just enough to cover the bottom. Put the tray into the oven for 15 minutes at 390 degrees Fahrenheit, and after that slowly slide the potatoes into the tray. The oil will jump a bit.

Over time the anticipation will only build. These potatoes take super long. About an hour or more in the oven, so just a heads up. Every twenty minutes flip the potatoes.

After about 40, you’ll take the potatoes out to glaze them and then you’ll put them back in for 20 minutes more. 

8/10 stars.

This time, I got around 7 different reviews. My friends said they were good, my parents loved them, and my sister said it was okay, but good. Most of them said that maybe there was a little bit too much rosemary. Personally, I think they taste good with the rosemary and parsley, I’m pretty sure I’ve never eaten it in food before. I also like how those herbs smell. It reminds me of shampoo.

Feel free to try this recipe, and Merry Christmas. Have a nice break! Thank you for reading!


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