Herbed New Potatoes

Boiling these delicious potatoes before roasting them serves three purposes: The insides get ultra creamy, the outsides get extra crispy, and roasting time is cut in half, freeing up oven space for other recipes.

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  • 5 pounds small red new potatoes, scrubbed
  • 6 rosemary sprigs
  • 6 thyme sprigs
  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. Put the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Add half of the rosemary, thyme and garlic and season generously with salt. Bring to a boil and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and pat dry. Discard the herbs and garlic.

  2. Cut the potatoes in half and transfer to a large bowl. Add the olive oil and crushed red pepper. Tear the remaining rosemary and thyme sprigs into 1-inch pieces and add them to the bowl along with the remaining garlic. Season with salt and toss. Arrange the potatoes cut side down on 2 large rimmed baking sheets; add any herbs, garlic and oil left in the bowl. Roast for about 25 minutes, until the potatoes are golden and crisp, shifting the pans halfway through baking. Discard the garlic and herbs. Transfer the roasted potatoes to a platter, sprinkle with the parsley and serve.

Contributed By Published December 2010

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