Sunday, October 25, 2015

Roasted Potatoes à la The Martian

Funny story: I plated some roasted potatoes for breakfast this morning - along with some poached eggs.

R: What's this, Mom?
C: Potatoes and eggs.
R: No, I mean, what's the theme?
C: Breakfast. What are you asking?
R: You know, did you make these for a bookclub? Or an online blogging event? What are these for?
C: They're just breakfast.
R: Wait! I know... [he goes to his room and comes back with a book] There are potatoes in "The Martian."
C: Thanks.

If you haven't read the book - or seen the movie - there are a lot of potatoes in The Martian. Then I realized that though these oven roasted potatoes are on our table at least once a week, I've never blogged them. Really? Okay, now I have to share this!


  • potatoes, washed, dried, and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • olive oil
  • freshly ground salt
  • freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place bite-sized pieces of potato in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Turn the potatoes onto a parchment-lined piece of paper. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 40 minutes. The potatoes will be browned and crisped on the outside, soft on the inside. Serve immediately.

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