Monday, August 08, 2011

One Potato

It seems so obvious, but it was something I had never tried.
Roasted potatoes and olives.
If you Google it, it exists. Abounds. Varieties galore, I would imagine, but I didn't explore deeply. Just wanted confirmation.
This made-up version used garlicky (pitted) green olives. There were little garlic cloves bobbing about in the olive brine, and we roasted them too. I would call this important.
What else? Good olive oil and a shower of thyme leaves.
So easy. So good.

28 comments:

cookiecrumb said...

AS THE WORLD REELS

Greg said...

Great idea and great photo.YUM!

Zoomie said...

That elegant little salad in the background looks delish, too.

cookiecrumb said...

Greg: Yeah, it's really tasty, and a cinch to make. The secret is good ingredients.

Zoomie: I have created a chef! He even plates beautifully.

namastenancy said...

Potatoes are a good stabilizer and mood calmer as well. We certainly need that today - and adding olives. A touch of genius - *I* never thought of it. I'd added just about everything else, excluding the kitchen sink - but never olives.

cookiecrumb said...

Nancy: Thanks, that's a nice thought. I do love potatoes. Maybe they're full of serotonin!
I'm glad to give you a new idea for cooking.

cookiecrumb said...

And I forgot to boast that these were homegrown potatoes!

Zoomie said...

You left out the most important part! Homegrown! That reminds me - I have a little potato plant growing in a pot out on the front steps. Must go dig a little a check on how it's doing. Mine are never very big but there's something about taking them thankfully out of the ground just before cooking...

cookiecrumb said...

Zoomie: And it's from the taters we planted there a few years ago. If you don't get them all dug up, you are going to have a new crop! So convenient.
I think container-grown potatoes are quite successful. Dig in!

Cali said...

I would have to modify this by using shallots and perhaps a tiny bit of minced rosemary instead of the garlic and thyme, (neither of which I like with potatoes,) but I think it would be very good with those alterations.

cookiecrumb said...

Cali: That sounds really good. I love shallots, and I'm growing rosemary. Maybe next time.

Cheryl Czekala said...

The edges of my thumbnails are black from picking an entire bunch of thyme for turkey burgers last night.

BTW, Barack and I are not going steady anymore.

Heather said...

Oh, lovely. The perfect thing for my impatiently-plucked tiny, pearly potatoes. Jealous of growing olives, though. No hazelnut-fed pork can top that.

cookiecrumb said...

Cheryl: Yeah, I stood him up for his prom date. You are a hoot.

Heather: Olives not Portlandia homegrown! However, our over-the-fence neighbor has an olive tree, and I'd bet they'd be thrilled if we offered to take some.

Ms Brown Mouse said...

It's very Italian I think, serving potatoes with olives, usually black though - I'll have to give this green version a go!

Kelly said...

its a classic combo in tortilla de patatas- big yum- brine n carb- delish!

cookiecrumb said...

Mouse and Kelly: OK, the Australians have weighed in with actual data! Thankmyou both so much, ladies.

BTW, Kelly and Mouse was a famous pair of American illustrators, designers. Hippie stuff. Grateful Dead, Fillmore posters. Cool.

LynnieBNC said...

Italians and olives? They're together forever! Would never have thought of the potato variable, though! This sounds great!
I am SO sorry to say that Barack is no longer on my speed dial. DISAPPOINTED.

cookiecrumb said...

Lynnie: I'm still tweeting Barack, but my messages are getting really snarky.

EB of SpiceDish said...

I can't tell what I love more. The political snark or the thought of garlicky olive goodness. Ummmm tie I think.

cookiecrumb said...

EB: Thank you! I'd say tie, too. But the potatoes really were pretty good.

Kat said...

Mmmm! Sounds amazing!

cookiecrumb said...

Kat: And I think there's a lot of room for experimenting here.

Little Pots & Pans Co. said...

I think it's a tie between these potatoes and the fried ones from a previous post as tonight's comfort food.

My description of this week thus far has ranged from "bah!" to "feh!" with a little doom thrown in. Well, at
least we're not rioting (yet).

Ms Brown Mouse said...

Is this chap the Mouse? http://www.mousestudios.com/

cookiecrumb said...

Little Pots: Yeah, we've had some stellar spuds here recently. I appreciate your comment.
And... I've been wondering if we shouldn't go for full-on revolution. I hate the American Taliban.

Mouse: Yes indeed! You found him. I met him once. Such a stoner, could hardly talk.

Kelly said...

lol- cheeres- we'll be goin' back to my wannabe Fairfax roots then!

cookiecrumb said...

Kel: Yes, Fairfax would have been (still is, probably) very Kelly Mouse territory. Ha ha.