This came about by my love of MySocialChef's Spanish Roasted Potato Salad and my own Lemon Roasted Potatoes with Kalamatas. We were fortunate to find large 25 ounce jars of Castelvetrano olives at the local big box wholesale store and have been playing with them ever since. Tom loves them with martinis and I made an olive and pecan spread for crackers. And we both love just snacking on them! —inpatskitchen
about 4 servings
pounds baby redskin potatoes, halved or quartered
pitted Castelvetrano olives
extra virgin olive oil
large clove garlic, put through a garlic press or grated on a microplane
dried oregano leaves
medium green onions, thinly sliced
Additional salt and pepper and extra extra virgin olive oil if needed
Pre heat your oven to 350F. Place the cut potatoes and the olives on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil over and sprinkle with the garlic, salt, pepper and oregano. Toss with your clean hands making sure that everything is well coated.
Roast the potatoes and olives for 35 to 40 minutes or until the potatoes are slightly browned and tender. Turn them over a few times during roasting to get all sides browned.
Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Place in a bowl and squeeze the juice from half of the lemon over and toss. Taste and if you'd like more lemon, squeeze the juice from the other half over and re-toss. Toss in the green onions and adjust for salt, pepper and olive oil if needed. Serve warm or at room temperature.
I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I learned...to this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining.
My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!