Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Rosemary Dijon Roasted Potatoes - Healthy Eating

Here's the best part about beginning a "healthy eating plan" vs. a diet. A healthy eating plan is a lot like a vacation resort -- all-inclusive. And that's a very good thing.

Nothing is off-limits. Including potatoes with the occasional splash of good olive oil, seasoned and roasted to a golden, crispy turn.

A small dice on the potatoes helps them sprawl out over the plate and fool the eye into thinking less is more.

And they cook a lot faster too. Hunger is so urgent in the first few days of a healthier eating plan.

These potatoes were a cozy bit of comfort served with a slice of rosy ham and crunchy whole green beans, simmered briefly in fresh orange juice. The green beans, not the ham.

Salty, spicy and sweet. Those are food groups, right? I thought so too.

Day 3. 

So far so good.

2 large baking potatoes
1 tbsp. olive oil
½ tsp. finely chopped dried rosemary
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
½ tsp. seasoned salt
1/3 c. shredded Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and pat dry potatoes; cut into ½-inch cubes. In a large Ziploc bag, squeeze and blend olive oil, rosemary and mustard. Add potatoes and continue squeezing and turning bag until potatoes are evenly coated. Spread potatoes on lightly oiled or non-stick baking pan. Sprinkle with half of seasoned salt and half of shredded Parmesan cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned; remove from oven and use spatula to turn potatoes. Sprinkle lightly with remaining seasoned salt and Parmesan cheese. Return pan to oven and continue to roast for about 10 minutes, or until lightly browned on second side. Serve warm or at room temperature. Serves 6. (Somewhere in the neighborhood of 130 calories per serving - but don't quote me.)

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Debra said...

Cora, I was never successful in getting a crispy crust on oven potatoes until I started using a cast iron pan --- & now my Greek lemon garlic rosemary potatoes are just like yaya's.....

Donna-Lou said...

They look absolutely delicious! I will be trying these later in the week. My hubby will eat anything with parmesan cheese. Will be great with my lemon chicken.

CottageGirl said...

Yum ... dijon and rosemary! Can't wait to try those!

YoshiBlade said...

These rosemary dijon roasted potatoes sound delicious. Thanks for the post.