September 23, 2011

Bavarian Spiced Baby Potatoes

Covered in olive oil, Bavarian Spice Mix, Rosemary and Thyme

Yesterday I had a bag of petite Klondike Gold Dust buttery yellow potatoes that I needed to use up.  I pulled out an electric dutch oven, put in some water, the potatoes, turned it on and boiled them while I decided how I wanted to make them.

One favorite is to partially cook them, then grill with rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper and olive oil.  As I opened the cupboard to get the rosemary and thyme I saw my container of Penzey's Bavarian Spice mix.   Originally I bought it for use on chicken but opening it and smelling the aroma of the spice mixture, I knew it would be wonderful on my potatoes as well.  Time to play with my food and see what I get!  It was... delicious!

Bavarian Spiced Baby Potatoes

Petite baby potatoes (come by Klondike in 1.5 lbs. bags - enough for 4 people)
2 t fresh minced garlic
olive oil - about 2 tablespoons - more for cook time
Salt and pepper to taste
Penzey's Bavarian Spice mix - about 2 teaspoons
Rosemary (fresh or dried) to taste (about 1 t)
Thyme (fresh or dried) to taste (about 1 t)

Pre-boil the potatoes.  Drain.  In a bowl mix the oil with the potatoes (you can cut the larger ones in half) and add all the spices.  Mix until well coated.   I like lots of flavor on my potatoes but if you like your foods a little more bland, go lighter on the spices and taste and adjust accordingly.  Cook in a pan or skillet over medium high heat until golden or my favorite - over a grilling rack on the grill.  About 3 minutes before you are going to remove them from heat, add the garlic, stir till the garlic is golden as well but don't let it burn.  You can add more oil during any time in the cooking process if it's used up.

Just starting to cook the seasoned baby potatoes
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