Olive oil is used to flavor rosemary potatoes.
Potatoes with rosemary are potatoes normally cut into cubes; coated with oil; seasoned with rosemary; and then roasted, fried or grilled. They can also be shredded. The dish offers many healthy benefits, especially if the vitamin-filled skin is left on the potatoes rather than peeled. In addition, rosemary itself is also rich in vitamins and minerals such as B6, iron and calcium. There are many variations for plain rosemary potatoes, such as adding other vegetables or spices, thus changing the flavor and texture of this side dish.
Potatoes with rosemary are most nutritious when left with the skin on.
Regardless of the cooking method, the steps for preparing rosemary potatoes are generally the same. Potatoes are normally scrubbed, removing any dirt or residue from the skin. After being washed with water, they are usually cut into pieces of approximately 2.54 cm or smaller. At that point, they can be dipped in a bowl of cold water – soaking the potatoes allows them to be crunchier when they are cooked.
Rosemary is a popular seasoning for meats and potatoes.
The most basic recipes for rosemary potatoes simply coat the red, brown, sweet or fingerling potatoes with olive oil and dried or fresh rosemary. In some cases, other spices such as garlic, salt and pepper may be added. At that time, they can be baked in the oven, fried on the stove or grilled. If grilled, the potatoes can even be skewered on a sprig of fresh rosemary. Normally, potatoes should be soft on the inside and crispy on the outside after cooking.
Potatoes that are soaked first become crispier when cooked.
There are also recipes for mashed potatoes with rosemary. Typically, a person prepares potatoes in the same way as they would simple mashed potatoes. They can boil the potatoes, put them in the microwave, or use a slow cooker until the potatoes are tender. When the potatoes are ready to be mashed, the cook usually adds milk, butter, rosemary, salt and pepper. They will then knead them until they reach the desired consistency.
There are numerous variations that can be used to make rosemary potatoes. For example, other vegetables such as asparagus or broccoli can be cooked along with potatoes. Other seasonings such as curry powder, paprika or even a Cajun seasoning can be used along with rosemary to give it a different flavor.
With the skin on, most potatoes are high in vitamin C, vitamin A and iron. They also contain significant amounts of fiber. Sweet potatoes, with their bright orange flesh, are also rich in beta-carotene. When mixed with the vitamins and minerals found in rosemary, including vitamin B6, calcium and iron, this dish can be a very nutritious option.