March 13, 2011

Roasted Potatoes with Garlic, Lemon and Rosemary

On Friday at work, I heard my colleague say ‘Japan’ and 'Tsunami’. I turned round and said: ‘what?’, to which she replied ‘Have you seen what has happened in Japan?’. I quickly got onto the news website on the Internet and I was like paralysed when I saw the pictures of the disaster. It just seemed so unreal. One of these events that are hard to imagine can happen. My thoughts go to those who’ve lost relatives or their homes...

At home as well, we recently had bad news.

But life keeps going, and sometimes it feels like we need something comforting. We roasted potatoes, with garlic, rosemary, lemon and olives. The delicious fragrances coming out of the oven had something reassuring. Just what we needed...

Roasted Potatoes with Garlic, Lemon and Rosemary – serves 4 as a side dish

  • • 1kg baking potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • • 1 ½ lemon, quartered
  • • 8 cloves of garlic, in their skin
  • • 2 tbsp green olives, pitted
  • • Salt and pepper
  • • A few sprigs of rosemary
  • • 3 bay leaves
  • • 3tbsp olive oil

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • 2. Put all the ingredients in a large oven roasting dish. Drizzle with the olive oil, season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  • 3. Cook in the oven for 45 – 55min until the potatoes are soft and golden.

    Pommes de Terre Rôties à l’Ail, au Citron et au Romarin – pour 4 personnes en accompagnement

  • • 1kg de pommes de terre, pelées et coupées en petits cubes
  • • 1 ½ citron, coupé en quartiers
  • • 8 gousses d’ail, avec leur peau
  • • 2cs d’olives vertes, dénoyautées
  • • Sel et poivre
  • • Quelques brins de romarin
  • • 3 feuilles de laurier
  • • 3cs d’huile d’olive

  • 1. Préchauffer le four à 200°C.
  • 2. Mettre tous les ingrédients dans un grand plat à four. Arroser d’huile d’olive, assaisonner avec du sel et du poivre et bien mélanger.
  • 3. Faire cuire au four pendant 45 – 55min, jusqu’à ce que les pommes de terre soient tendres et dorées.
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