Friday, August 26, 2011

Cooking with Nyah - Oven Roasted Fingerling potatoes

I am recommitting myself to updating this blog regularly. I want to have a document of my journey to a more disciplined life.

Disciplined living isn't just about the things you "can't" or "shouldn't" do, but it's also about making room for your priorities. I value relationships. My most important relationships are with the man I married and the little people we are raising everyday. Helping my children develop their passions is one good way for me to not only learn discipline but help impart it into them, as well.  My oldest daughter has a passion for food. The last few weeks we've been preparing at least one new dish a week together.  The first week in August she wanted to make homemade french fries.  I believe in taking foods you love, including comfort foods and putting a healthy spin on them. Here's our version of homemade french fries.

Oven Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

We bought a bag of fingerling potatoes. These are really unique looking potatoes.

Step 1: Nyah doesn't like the skin on the potatoes. She peeled them and sliced them like french fries.

Purple potatoes? Cool!

 Step 2: Add your fave seasonings. We used garlic powder (lots), lemon pepper seasoning, sea salt and dried thyme.

Step 3: Toss in olive oil. Make sure you it covers all of the potato.  It's going to be cooking in the oven.

Step 4: Spread out on a cookie sheet or broiler pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees until tender. Then broil until they are crispy brown.


Step 5: *My fave step* Watch everyone in the family enjoy this new version of french fries.

Our entire family enjoyed eating these. We didn't follow any recipe. We just tried what we thought would taste good to us. They are a new favorite for us.

To the Good Life!