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Dirty Potatoes
© Marie Hennechart

Dirty Potatoes

  • ACTIVE: 10 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 HR
  • SERVINGS: 6
  • BASIC-EASY
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • STAFF-FAVORITE
  • VEGETARIAN

To make this super-simple side dish, Mehmet Gürs roasts new potatoes until they're tender then tosses them with a black-olive puree that coats them nicely—and looks a lot like dirt.

  1. 2 pounds small new potatoes, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, large ones halved
  2. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Spread the potatoes on a large rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with the oil and toss to coat. Bake for about 45 minutes, until crisp and tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a mini food processor, puree the olives. Scrape the puree over the potatoes and toss well; transfer to a bowl and serve hot or at room temperature.