Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I’m a bit behind with this posting thing, so you can look forward to lots of new delectable recipes this week. (Well, three, anyway. But super-delectable!)

You may have noticed that I’m all over the smoked paprika. I slathered it onto a roasted chicken, then I substituted it for normal paprika in Israeli Spice Chicken (an awesome decision, if I do say so myself; all smoky like barbecue), and now (er, a week and a half ago), I’ve dusted it onto roasted potatoes in this genius side-dish recipe from Hogwash. So good. So very easy. Why are you still reading this and not running to the nearest store to buy smoked paprika?

1½ pounds small red potatoes (I used a mixture of red, yellow, and purple, because I like to live on the edge)
1½ tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Scrub the potatoes under cold running water and cut them in half (I ended up cutting mine in fourths because they weren’t the super-tiny kind). Arrange them in a single layer in a large ovenproof dish (I used a 9-by-12 Pyrex). Drizzle the olive oil over them, then season with the paprika, plus salt and pepper to taste. Toss with your hands to distribute the seasoning evenly.

3. Roast for 35 minutes, or until potatoes can easily be pierced with a fork.

Serves: 4–6
Time: 40 minutes


She Reads She Writes said...

J, can I find smoked paprika in Ralph's, or must I venture over to Whole Foods? Please advise!
Also, I've been meaning to tell you: Last time I made your roasted kale, Maya went nuts for it, was cramming it into her mouth as fast as she could, then finally looked up at me and asked, "More lettuce?"
V. cute. Who knew kale could be a hit with the toddler set?!

J said...

I've seen it at Vons and Whole Foods, so Ralphs should have it, too. I was surprised to see that smoked paprika was actually easier to find than the sweet paprika I needed to make goulash last week.

I'm glad Maya gave the roasted kale the kid-friendly stamp of approval! It really continues to amaze me how good that stuff is. A and I have been eating it almost every week!

She Reads She Writes said...

What's so fantastic about the roasted kale is that kale is super-healthful, I've heard. It's nice to have a recipe for it that's so totally easy (and crispy and salty...mmm).