Wow we are rocking this Saturday just fine! It’s warm outside and we have been playing outside for hours! Just looking up in the sky with the sun on our face was the best. Noah started putting together our bikes we got for Christmas and we took a family bike ride, it was a lot of fun! By the time we got inside we were just beat. So I decided to whip up some wedges for us to snack on while we all watched ‘Home’ together!
I haven’t made wedges in a while but Evelyn is in a picky stage at this moment in her life and she prefers french fries 60% of the time. So I thought I would find a happy medium and cook up some flavorful wedges. They were a success in Evelyn’s palette which means they were double success in mine!
We went to the store the other day, I really like picking out something out of the norm just to try. Sometimes I get a little crazy and other times I don’t. This time around we decided to try out some honey gold potatoes. Honey gold potatoes are small, similar to the size as red skin potatoes and are closer to a sphere than an oval. Anyway, I threw them in the cart and made room for them in the cupboards. Well when I put my apron on and cut this tiny potato in half, I understand why they are called honey gold potatoes. Their color is just vibrant. I mean, I was taken aback. Like, wow, is this right? Then I popped a raw one in my mouth (I kind of have a fetish eating while cooking) and yep…. this is right! By the time I was finished cooking these fine potatoes, they were crispy with a lot of flavor!
1 ½ pounds of honey gold potatoes
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
½ teaspoon of rosemary
½ teaspoon of dill
½ teaspoon of salt
salt and pepper to taste
Optional:red pepper flakes
Slice potatoes into wedges ( I sliced them then by cutting them in to eighths). Put sliced potatoes into bowl and whisk in olive oil, garlic, herbs, and seasonings. I let it sit for about 15 minutes but this is optional. I just wanted the flavors to set in. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook potatoes for 25-35 minutes based on your oven and the crispiness you prefer. I cooked mine for 30 minutes. It was tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.
The fresh greenery I have in the photo below is an herb called thyme. I have a variety of cooking herbs growing in my flower beds and my most favorite is thyme due to its smell and hardiness. It’s February and the plant is still growing strong! Got to give it up for thyme!
This dish was very satisfying and is very comforting. Great for fun gatherings or snacking.
What are some of your favorite potato dishes? Or dishes in general, I would love to hear some recommendations!