Saturday, January 13, 2018

Foil-Roasted Potatoes

Potatoes are a wonderful side dish for practically any meal.  They go great with meat, poultry, and fish.  Out of habit  and family favorites I usually make mashed or baked potatoes.  I took a step on the adventurous side and made some roasted potatoes for dinner.  The family was glad I did.   These potatoes are delicious.  Creamy with a mild herb flavor.

The only change I made to the recipe was using Baby Creamers Potatoes.  I used those potatoes mainly because I had them on hand.

Foil-Roasted Potatoes
From Cook's Country Magazine December/January 2018 Issue

2 pounds small red potatoes, unpeeled, halved
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 garlic cloves, sliced thin

1. Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 400 degrees.  Toss potatoes, rosemary, salt, thyme, and pepper in large bowl until potatoes are well coated.
2. Line baking sheet with 16 by 12-inch sheet of aluminum foil.  Spread potatoes mixture evenly over foil, leaving 1 1/2-inch border.  Flip potatoes cut sides down.  Scatter butter and garlic over potatoes.  Place second 16 by 12-inch sheet of foil over potatoes.  Beginning at 1 corner, fold foil inward in 1/2-inch increments 2 to 3 times to seal edge.  Continue folding around perimeter of foil to create sealed packet.
3. Transfer sheet to oven and bake until potatoes are tender, about 40 minutes.  Let potatoes cool for 5 minutes.  Using tongs, tear away top sheet of foil, being careful of escaping steam.  Serve.

Serves 6


  1. Potato lover here! Those look like a marvelous variety of little creamers. I make potatoes that way sometimes, but briefly microwave them to soften, then roast them in an open baking dish so they get a bit crisp. I also love twice-baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, parsley potatoes, potato salads of various types and whatever.

    best... mae at

  2. I like the way you made the potatoes, with the butter included! Bet they are delicious and I have to try your way! Thanks!