Meatless Monday: Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes with Sumac

Sumac Roasted Baby Potatoes

This fall I did two brunch classes at Haven’s Kitchen back to back. Twelve students is always a lot to juggle, so for brunch I felt it was even more important to choose stress-free recipes that I would ordinarily recommend for large groups. You don’t want disaster to strike before you’ve even had your coffee. One dish I put on both menus was oven-roasted potatoes.

Sumac Roasted Baby Potatoes Sumac Roasted Baby Potatoes

They’re so simple I was a little bit embarrassed to be teaching the recipe in a class setting. But simple is often the empowering, especially when our ordinary inclination is to bite off more than we can chew when entertaining. I wrote about these semi-sweet potato home fries a while back, and these oven-roasted potatoes are kind of the blonder, more attractive older sister to that dish. If you buy baby potatoes, all you have to do is halve them. And to make them a little more interesting than just regular roasted potatoes, I added sumac and a hint of smoked paprika. They’d be great as a simple side for a Mediterranean dinner. But I had them in mind this week as the perfect starchy side for New Year’s Day hangover brunch. Enjoy them alongside this or this. If you’re feeling saucy, you can add some of this to the top.

Sumac Roasted Baby Potatoes Sumac Roasted Baby Potatoes Sumac Roasted Baby Potatoes One of my New Year’s resolutions is to get back to simpler food and really do it right. If there’s anything I’ve learned from teaching it’s that the aha moments come from the hidden genius in small tasks and seemingly obvious ideas, not in gilding the lily or reinventing the wheel. These roasted breakfast potatoes might just be one of those recipes. Because when it’s this easy to get your carby morning fix, there’s no reason to walk outside to order a bacon egg and cheese.

xo
Phoebe Sumac Roasted Baby Potatoes

Recipes Sumac Roasted Baby Potatoes

Sumac Roasted Baby Potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size: 2-4

Sumac Roasted Baby Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound baby potatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sumac, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, toss the potatoes with the oil, salt, half the sumac, and the paprika. Arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet, cut-side down. Roast in the oven until nicely browned on the bottom and crispy, about 30 to 40 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with the remaining sumac.
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5 Responses to Meatless Monday: Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes with Sumac

  1. Roasted baby potatoes are one of my favorite things to eat!

    Simple and delicious, they need not much! Just seeing these makes me hungry!!

  2. I love the sound of these potatoes. I’ve never tried sumac before, though.. although I’m always up for new flavors! Hope you’re having a great holiday season!

  3. Dana says:

    This look absolutely scrumptious! Sumac was such a creative thing to add : )

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