Oven baked potatoes are an excellent substitute for french fries. It also makes a nice side dish with meat or fish or even sauteed vegetables. I like to make them because its soo easy. just scrub, cut and sprinkle herbs on the potatoes and put them into the oven and forget about them for a while!!!!!
1 kilo potatoes, scrubbed well (you can also peel them…but i didnt) and then cut into bite size pieces
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of mustard paste
3 flakes of garlic, grated
1 teaspoon of Nitu Didi ground cumin
a good sprinkle of the following: oregano, rosemary, mixed italian herbs, Nitu Didi lemon pepper, Nitu Didi smoked ground paprika, Nitu Didi turmeric powder, Nitu Didi chilli flakes
salt to taste
Mix the olive oil with the lemon juice, mustard and the garlic and all the herbs and spices. Mix well and let it sit for about 30 minutes for flavors to infuse. Pour the flavored oil on top of the potatoes and mix well by hand. Put into a baking tray and bake in a hot oven 250 deg for about 30 minutes till potatoes are roasted and fork tender.
NITU DIDI TIP: potato skins are very good for health as the most nutritive part of the potato lies just below the skin and this particular layer is very rich in protein and mineral salts.Make sure you scrub the potatoes well with plenty of running water and a kitchen scrubber. Some potatoes tend to have a lot of mud on them.
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