This is the perfect side dish to a weeknight roast chicken or grilled steak - the slight bitterness of the greens is offset by the creamy, almost sweetness of the fingerling potatoes and bright lemon zest finished off with a little heat from the chili flake. You can substitute kale, spinach or chard in place of the dandelion greens in this recipe - just use whatever leafy greens you have on hand. This is a REALLY fabulous way to get your non-leafy-green-eating-kids (and husbands) to eat lots of greens (Thanks to the uber friendly and crispy fingerling potatoes that nobody can deny!). —Sarah Simms Hendrix
4 as a side dish
Small Fingerling Potatoes
Lemon + Zest
Red Chili Flake, to taste
Kosher Salt, to taste
Cracked Pepper, to taste
Grapeseed Oil (or chicken or duck fat), as needed
In This Recipe
Preheat oven to 400. Cut fingerlings into halves and quarters (depending on size) and toss in a bit of grapeseed oil. Spread in an even layer on a parchment-lined sheet tray and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Roast about 30 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
When the potatoes are about 5 minutes from being done, start the greens. Heat a sauté pan and add a tbsp of oil. Add the shallot to the oil while it is heating to infuse the shallot flavor. Once hot, add the greens, sauté for 3-5 minutes until wilted and no moisture is left. Deglaze the pan with squeeze of lemon juice.Taste and adjust seasoning (salt and pepper) as needed.
Toss the Sautéed greens with the crispy fingerling potatoes. Add chili flakes and fresh lemon zest. Serve Immediately.