Loving a hearty breakfast any day of the week and not just for Sunday morning I decided to make a "Sunday" style breakfast for Monday morning. Nothing like starting the day off with good food and a full belly. Breakfast gave me the energy to push through the Monday wall.
Now I know the recipe title says Golden Olive Oil Roasted Potatoes and my photo is telling a different story. The original recipe directed me to soak my potatoes overnight in cold water in the fridge, then in the morning boil for 10 minutes, drain and dry out for 10 minutes, then roast in a 475° oven. I think the 10 minute boiling time was too much making these mushy and more like mashed potatoes which didn't make for very good roasting or for a golden color. (I didn't read the directions correctly, what else is new? The directions say boil until the potatoes are barely fork tender. That would be why.)
The end result was still a very tasty olive oiled potato. It made for a great breakfast side dish with fried egg whites and jalapeno sausage. Since these didn't turn out as they were supposed to I think I like my first breakfast potato recipe I made much better. The Yukon Gold Potatoes Sauteed in Clarified Butter tasted and photographed much better.
I'm not ruling out making these Golden Olive Oil Roasted Potatoes again though because they would make a wonderful side dish with any meat.
MyRecipes and Sunset, December 2008
Makes 8 Servings
Stars of the Show:
- 5 lbs Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp sea salt
Put the potatoes in a large bowl, cover with cold water, and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat the oven to 475°. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the potatoes and cook until barely tender when pierced, about 10 minutes. Pour into a colander and let drain and dry for 10 minutes.
Set potatoes in a single layer in a large rimmed baking pan. Drizzle evenly with olive oil and sprinkle with 1/2 tbsp salt and stir gently to coat.
Bake potatoes until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes, turning halfway through baking. Sprinkle the potatoes with more sea salt to taste.
Nutritional Information: (per serving)
Calories: 255 (18% from fat)
Fat: 5.2g (sat 0.8)
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