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Hi potato fans!  There are so many of you out there.  Aren’t you glad we’re not counting carbs the way we were in the late 90’s?  Here’s a quick-prep side dish using Gemstone Potatoes from Trader Joe’s.    The gemstones as they’re called are a mixture of several varieties of potatoes, such as Dutch Yellow, French Fingerling, Yukon Golds and Ruby Golds.  You may already have the ingredients ready to go in your kitchen.  Of course, this recipe is easily adaptable to use any variety of potato you may like or use a combination of herbs that you have out in your late summer garden.

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Spread potaotes out onto baking sheet.



Herb Roasted Potatoes with Cracked Garlic


1 lb potatoes (any variety will work well)

handful of flat leaf  (Italian) parsley, chopped

2 springs fresh rosemary, chopped

2-3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper



Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.

Combine potatoes, herbs, cracked garlic, olive oil with potatoes in large mixing bowl.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Spread out potatoes onto baking sheet.

Roast in oven 30-35 minutes.  Potatoes should be crispy on the outside and fork-tender.

Yield: 4 servings.

Kitchen Note:  Watch the garlic, as smaller cloves will have a tendency to burn.  It can be removed before the potatoes finish cooking.