UPDATE: Congratulations to Erin of The Spiffy Cookie! You’ve won the Slicer! I will be emailing you shortly for your information.
Not every dish must be a Main Dish.
But…every dish should be a Great Dish.
This recipe for Roasted Potatoes is so fresh and flavorful, it would be the perfect side to chicken, pork, or beef. The addition of the garden tomatoes offers a real kick that counterbalances the starchy potatoes, and the herbs? Well, any time you can use fresh herbs you really should – what a treat!
Our garden has been teeming with the most wonderful herbs and tomato plants this year, thanks in part to Burpee Home Gardens who kindly offered a few ready to go plants. In this dish we used some really ripe Fourth of July Tomatoes, and a few Romas…great combination. But, you could easily use any red tomato that you have. I don’t really recommend a store bought tomato here…they just aren’t as flavorful. If you must, though…try Hot House or Vine Ripe.
More than anything, Enjoy!
Roasted Potatoes with Tomatoes & Basil
- 2 1/2 pounds redskin potatoes, thick sliced
- 1 1/2 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh basil, chiffonade
- 3 tablespoons wet minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon minced onion
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
- Salt & Pepper, to taste (add just before serving)
Preheat oven to 400F. Prepare large baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
In large mixing bowl, toss all ingredients together until evenly coated. Bake for 20-30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes. Remove when the potatoes are evenly tender. Season with salt and pepper.
Oh my, are you all in for a treat!! I am thrilled to be giving away the most amazing Mandoline Slicer, courtesy of Edgeware. I’ve never owned a slicer as nice as this one, and I’ve tried SO many! This mandoline is HEAVY DUTY, sharp as the dickens, and has every optional feature. You’ll be julienning everything you can get your hands on! It has a dial that adjusts the desired thickness, plus, lots of attachments to make various cuts…you will LOVE it – I know I do!! MSRP $179.99… and worth every single penny!
We used this slicer to prepare the potatoes, and honestly? They could have been made of butter as easily as the blade went through them. They were nice and uniform…exactly what I wanted.
Now, one of YOU can win of these mandolines for yourself! Isn’t that nice? Consider it my Labor Day gift to you.
Let’s start by having you comment here, telling me – what’s your pet peeve with your current mandoline? is it that you don’t have one? Is it not sharp enough? Too flimsy? Consider that ONE entry.
For a second entry, please Follow ME (@doughmesstic) on Twitter, and give a shout out to your friends about this recipe and giveaway. I really would appreciate it. The more traffic my site gets, the more amazing gifts I get to give away! Remember to return here to this post and let me know you tweeted….I’m not psychic. If I were, I’d know who would win already, and there would be no use to have these kind of posts.
For a third entry, I would LOVE to have you as a Facebook Fan. I think it’s a great way for us to stay in touch, I get to hear from you about questions you may have, thoughts you have on my recipes, and we can share each other’s links. Plus we can nose into each other’s business, right? Find my Facebook Fan Page Here, then click the “Like” Button, and return here to leave me a comment. If you already LIKE me, just leave the comment…but no cheating! I will be verifying if you really are a fan! 9I’l triiiickkkky!)
Giveaway is open to US Addresses, and all entries must be posted by 11:59pm on Friday, September 9th.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, and stay dry! Looks like a lot of us are going to get a LOT of rain!