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Author Notes: I don’t know about you but in my family we always make two separate potato side dishes for our Thanksgiving Dinner. Mashed potatoes are a must but a roasted potatoes side dish is always present on the menu. I was inspired by Mediterranean & North African spices from my recent trip to Morocco & Turkey and brought back a suitcase full of spices back with me! - onetribegourmet —onetribegourmet
Food52 Review: True to her goal of making global cuisine accessible, onetribegourmet's inventive and delicious recipe introduces za'atar, a traditional Middle Eastern spice blend to crisp, oven-roasted potatoes. We're especially thrilled to have a blueprint for mixing our own za'atar, which would perk up just about anything, from roast chicken to scrambled eggs to a nice slab of grilled steak. Onetribegourmet notes that the spices can be ground, but we love the extra-crispy bites of potato that result from leaving them coarse. - A&M —The Editors
Roasted Potatoes Seasoned with Homemade Za'atar & Aleppo Pepper
- 2-3 lbs of Potatoes, cut up, I used red & purple organic fingerling potatoes & golden round Buttercream variety
- 3-4 tablespoons Za'atar
- 2 tablespoons Aleppo Pepper (or to taste)
- juice of one lemon
- 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Homemade Za'atar Recipe
- 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
- 2 tablespoons dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons sumac
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- Please Note: You can grind the Za’atar in a coffee grinder for a finer texture. I left it course for this recipe.
- pre-heat the oven, 400 degrees
- cut up the potatoes into bite size pieces
- In a bowl, mix the potatoes with Za’atar, Aleppo Pepper, lemon juice, & extra virgin olive oil.
- Roast the potatoes in a baking dish for 40 – 50 minutes or until the potatoes are tender & golden brown.
- This recipe is a Wildcard Contest Winner!