Ladies and gentlemen. Boys and girls. I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite potato side dish. Seriously, guys, I have made this twice in the last 2 days because they are so amazing and SO easy. I even recommended this to my sister who is not only semi-clueless in the kitchen (I can say that because I know for a fact she doesn’t read this blog…let’s just hope other family members don’t rat me out here!), but she’s also friends with non-gushy people who apparently gushed over these potatoes.

I’ve always loved the look of fingerling potatoes (named such because they really do look like little fingers. Which you may find either really cool or really creepy),

This recipe is elegant, super quick and easy, and it uses up that pesky rosemary you have growing in your herb garden. Don’t be scared of the sheer amount of garlic and mustard; when you roast the potatoes, it will dramatically mellow the flavors, particularly the mustard–in fact, I seriously doubt you’d recognize the flavor as mustard.

Garlic-Rosemary Roasted Baby Potatoes
1 1/2 lb. fingerling or baby potatoes, washed; try and pick the potatoes that are as bite-sized as possible
2 1/2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 1/2 Tbsp. coarse-grain or Dijon mustard
2 1/2 Tbsp. chopped fresh Rosemary (be sure and strip the needles from the stem before chopping them)
About 5 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
Coarsely-ground black pepper
Kosher salt

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. While the water is heating, combine olive oil, minced garlic, rosemary, mustard, and some black pepper.

Set aside. When the water is boiling, add the potatoes and boil for about 10 minutes or until they are easily pierced with a fork. Drain, return the potatoes to the pan, and then toss with the mustard mixture.

Now…this is where the beauty of this recipe comes in. You can either do all of this ahead of time and then refrigerate the potatoes until you’re ready to finish them off or you can do it all at once. Either way, you’re not going to spend more than 30 minutes tops making these beauties and they’re so elegant that you could seriously serve them at the fanciest dinner party. So…if you’re making these right now, preheat your oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. If you’re saving them (for up to 6 hours), line the baking sheet and spread the potatoes out evenly and then cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate them until you’re ready to bake them.

When you’re ready to bake these guys and the oven is hot, sprinkle with Kosher salt. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the skins are browning and sizzling. For fancy presentation, place the roasted potatoes on a platter, scrape those delicious bits off the foil, sprinkle them over the potatoes, and then garnish with a few sprigs of rosemary

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