A SIDE OF ROASTED REDSKIN POTATOES WITH ONIONS


This isn’t a fancy or complicated recipe...
Flavorful and irresistible, these garlic potatoes are good for any meal of the day.


 
I'm a fan of potatoes made about any way, with the exception of potato soup ~ found something else for dinner when Mom made that years ago. 

But give me a plain baked potato, fried potatoes, especially like Grandma used to made ~ fried in lard; hash browns, home fries, cheesy scalloped potatoes, french fries, or these roasted potatoes and onions ~ then I’m on board. 


The mountains of Peru has the distinction of being the first cultivator of the red potato.  Proud Peruvians use the phrase, "Soy mas Peruana que las papa" (I am more Peruvian than the potato).

Two farmers picking potatoes in Pampas, 3,276 meters above sea level, in the Andean region of Huancavelica, in central Peru, that is home to the largest variety of native potatoes in the country. 

From Peru, potatoes spread throughout the entire world. Credit: Mariela Pereira / IPS

When Spanish conquistadors started exploring the coasts of South America, they searched for gold in Peru. Among their discoveries, potatoes was what attracted much attention, with them transporting the potato plant on returning voyages to Europe in the 1560’s.


In the beginning, the Spanish government used potatoes as a reliable and easily transported food for their military and navy who while devouring them did not succumb to scurvy. 


As potatoes became popular and spread throughout Europe, they were then carried to the United States.  Today, red potatoes are widely available and can be found in South America, and Europe also.

Here's the way Dad dug up potatoes with his digging fork.

This is a pretty simple recipe, cut red potatoes into wedges, toss them with olive oil and spices, and roast them on a baking sheet.


Add a layer of smokiness using a hefty dose of smoked paprika and a little garlic powder or fresh garlic, along with the onion wedges.  The potatoes turned out smoky, salty, with a hint of sweetness ~ soft and tender on the inside, crisp on the outside ~ totally delicious!

This is my new favorite roasted potato recipe in all its glory!

You’ll want to serve these potatoes with everything from fish to chicken!


ROASTED REDSKIN POTATOES AND ONIONS

Printable recipe

Ingredients:

1 pound small red potatoes, unpeeled, washed and dried, halved or quartered

1 large white onion, cut into chunks

¼ cup olive oil

1 teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon seasoned pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Method:

Preheat oven to 425°.

In a large bowl, add all ingredients and mix well.

Transfer to baking dish, and arrange in one layer.

Roast until vegetables are caramelized, about 45 minutes, gently stirring midway through roasting.

Serve


Enjoy!



32 comments:

  1. Like what you said, it's a simple but very tasty dish!

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  2. I am fond of both: potatoes and garlic/onions. My favorite type of potatoes are the reddish ones imported from Turkey.
    I like the pictures with the peruvian cultivators, especially the one with the adorable, crying baby.

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    1. Thanks, Duta! I like the pic with the baby too. Take care

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  3. Liked the brief history of Peru and potatoes. They are not keto, but when I have a day I am not doing it, potatoes definitely are on the menu!

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    1. Hi Anne! You have done great with your keto diet! Have a good day!

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  4. This is our fav side, potatoes are always so good☺

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  5. This sounds delicious, copied and will try ASAP. Than you Diane

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    1. Thanks, Diane! Hope you like them should you make them! Have a good rest of the week!

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  6. I could finish the whole bowl of your roasted potatoes. I love potatoes especially roasted ones! Yum!

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    1. Hi Joyce! I've been tempted many times to finish the whole bowl, potato love! Take care

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  7. I've been roasting and frying potatoes with onions a lot lately. The pairing is fabulous! Must try with some redskin potatoes!!

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    1. Thanks, Liz! You're right! 😊 Take care

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  8. Pam, Looks good! We love roasted red potatoes as well as those potatoes from the varietal mixed bags. Seasoning for us is Costco Steak seasoning and grape seed oil! I could eat roasted potatoes every day...but then I'd weigh 300 lbs. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Me too, Dave! I could eat them everyday! I've never used grape seed oil and will check that out. Yep, to the weight!

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  9. OK let's try this again.

    GIRL, you had me at potatoes! Love them.

    Will file this one for a late date.

    M : )

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    1. Hi Melinda! I know what you mean, not much can beat potatoes! Thanks!

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  10. Wow, really good dish! Love roast potatoes, and you've taken them to a new level. Really good stuff -- thanks.

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  11. The simple it is the better, and yes, great side dish, I am loving the smoked paprika in it. I hope you are enjoying your week Pam!

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    1. Thanks, Juliana! Yes, smoked paprika has a good taste! Take care

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  12. Great historical background!

    You and I only disagree about one thing: I like potato soup AND every other kind of potatoes! I often make a similar recipe to yours, but use whole garlic cloves (peeled or not) which roast and get soft and delicious. Lately, I've been using my silpat mat on the cookie sheet when I roast vegetables: the oil on them still browns, and the cleanup is then so much easier.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Mae! I'll have to buy the silpat mats and give it a go. Like easy cleanups! Glad you like potato soup, Bill does too and probably wishes I did!

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  13. There is nothing better than potatoes and onions cooked together! Simply delicious recipe!

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    1. I agree, Susan! Have a good rest of the week!

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  14. Enjoyed the history...... I love these kind of potatoes and guess what? I love them with Ketchup! Just like eating fries.

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    1. Yes, Shug! Ketchup works here too! Good eating! Take care

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  15. Yes, Ma'am! These are great looking. We don't eat enough potatoes in this house!

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  16. Recipes don’t have to be complicated to be delicious and your potatoes would make me happy.

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