Twice Cooked Potatoes

Sides | April 19, 2017 | By

When I’m entertaining at home, I don’t want to be stuck in kitchen all the time while everyone else is enjoying themselves. So I’m always on the look out for easy, make-ahead side dishes which can be served with either grilled or roasted meats. This recipe definitely checks all the boxes – you may want to make a double batch just in case people want seconds!
Twice Cooked Potatoes
Serves 4
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  1. 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  2. 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  3. 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  4. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  5. 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  6. 6 - 8 medium sized white all-purpose or yukon gold potatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Scrub the outside of the potatoes to remove any soil. Cut the potatoes in half and place in a large saucepan of cold water with 1 teaspoon of the kosher salt. Bring the potatoes to a boil and then cook for approximately 20 minutes until cooked through.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, place the rosemary, garlic, pepper and remaining salt into a small dish and mix to combine.
  4. Wipe the inside of an 9" x 9" ovenproof dish with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil.
  5. Once the potatoes are cooked, drain and transfer to the prepared dish. Gently smash the potatoes up with the back of a fork. The potatoes should not be pulverized, but merely broken up so there are plenty of crispy bits once cooked.
  6. Sprinkle the herb mix over the potatoes and then drizzle with olive oil.
  7. Place in the oven and cook for 30 minutes.
  8. This dish can be prepared ahead of time - complete all of the steps up till when you sprinkle the olive oil. Allow the potatoes to cool completely before covering with plastic wrap and refrigerating. When you're ready to cook the potatoes, remove the potatoes from the refrigerator about 15 minutes before cooking and then follow the remaining steps.
 For more information about potatoes, check out our posting on Potatoes – Everything you need to know.