Lemon and Chive Potatoes

I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a big potato eater but if I’m making brunch, it only seems natural to have some kind of potato on the side.  I admit I’m a big fan of a certain hashbrown from a certain golden arched restaurant chain but I just don’t allow myself to eat those buttery, greasy, delicious patties.  And since I don’t have the first clue as to how to make said hashbrowns or love potatoes enough to really make attempt to make them, I’m settling for simple cubed, fresh potatoes – Lemon and Chive Potatoes.

Quartered potatoes are tossed with olive oil and roasted in the oven until perfectly browned before being tossed with fresh lemon zest and chopped chives.  So simple.  These potatoes don’t feel heavy and are a cinch to make.  If you look at the recipe for these potatoes, you’ll see that I didn’t omit an ingredient but an entire process.  I didn’t feel like spending a lot of time on potatoes (sorry, spuds, but you’re just not my favorite vegetable) so instead of grilling them, I roasted them in the oven.  If you don’t want to spend a lot of time over the grill or the stove, waiting for the potatoes to get brown and crisp, toss them in the oven instead and take a seat.  Enjoy your coffee because you can.

The ingredients:

Toss potatoes with 1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil in a medium bowl.

Layer them in an even layer on a baking sheet and bake in a 450°F oven for 40-45 minutes, turning once halfway through.

Return potatoes to same bowl and sprinkle with lemon zest, chives, salt, and remaining 1 1/2 tbsp. oil, then toss to coat evenly.

Overall Rating:  Like It

Additions:  None

Omissions:  None

Substitutions:  None

Source:  Adapted from Sunset Magazine

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