This is one of those great side dishes that go with poultry, beef, pork or lamb. Doesn’t matter what you’re serving. I always make this at Thanksgiving, instead of opting to just throw the potatoes and onions in with the bird.
I love using a variety of baby potatoes, making this with Yukon gold, red, and purple potatoes. In some supermarkets (like mine), you can actually buy a variety bag of baby potatoes with all of these spuds included. Of course, you can also make this dish with the more traditional big potatoes. You just have to make sure to cut them into smaller pieces.
You can use either red onions or Vidalia for this recipe. Don’t chop them small. You want the onions to be more or less the same size as the potatoes.
1.5 lbs baby potato variety, cut in half
1 large Vidalia or Bermuda onion, cut in larger pieces
1/8 cup olive oil
1 tsp Kosher salt
1 tbsp coarse-ground black pepper
3 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
2 tbsp fresh thyme, removed from stems
Cut the baby potatoes in half (in quarters of some are a bit bigger), and cut the onion into pieces that are about the same size as the potatoes. Put everything into a big bowl and stir, making sure the potatoes and onions are well coated.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the potatoes and onions on a roasting pan in a single sheet. Roast for at least an hour, turning once or twice to ensure that the potatoes are roasted evenly. I often put the broiler on at the end for a few minutes to make the potatoes and onions extra crispy. Just be sure to keep your eye on the roasting pan if you do this.
Remove from the oven and adjust seasonings if necessary.