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Recipe: Roasted potatoes

Updated: 06-01-2013

Dietitian's tip: Instead of frying potatoes in shortening, roast them in the oven to save fat and calories. These potato wedges are dusted with rosemary and oven-fried until brown and crispy.

Ingredients

Serves: 4

  • 1 pound large red or white potatoes with skins, cut into wedges 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary or oregano

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Soak the potato wedges in ice water for 5 minutes. Drain the potatoes and rinse thoroughly under cold water. Press between paper towels to dry. Transfer potatoes to a large bowl, pour the olive oil over the potatoes and toss to coat evenly.

Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn the potatoes over and bake another 5 minutes. Sprinkle the herbs over the potatoes. Return the potatoes to the oven and bake until they're brown and crispy, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis per serving
  • Calories: 116
  • Total carbohydrate: 18 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Dietary fiber: 2 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Saturated fat: 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 20 mg
  • Sugars: 0 g
  • Total fat: 4 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
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