The potato is one of God’s great creations. In all of its simplicity, these goofy shaped tubers have kept people from starving for centuries. Just think, if potatoes are not coming out of the earth, societies begin to shift, such as was the case of the Great Famine that sent thousands of people to America from Ireland.
I love potatoes but frankly don’t want or feel the need to bake or mash them each night, or even each meal. Yet, I don’t want to underscore their value as a great accompaniment to many dishes, where rice or pasta just won’t do.
Here is a dead simple recipe I found while reading Amy Pennington’s Apartment Gardening book and I simply love it. It is easy, quick, versatile, and can be played with in virtually limitless ways. Nice crispy “skin” and deep flavor, these potatoes are fantastic. I recently served it with roasted chicken and a simple salad and it was delightful.