If I had to pick a favorite way to prepare potatoes, it would have to be roasting them. I love how they get perfectly crisp on the outside, but still soft on the inside. And I love seasoning them up real well too; potatoes can be like a blank canvas with endless possibilities with help from your spice cabinet.
These roasted potatoes not only look pretty thanks to a generous dash of smoked paprika, but they taste great. Smoked paprika has become one of my favorite spices to play with, it always gives food such a warm and subtle smoky chili flavor but without totally overpowering it.
Enjoy these Roasted Red Potatoes with Smoked Paprika as a simple and healthy side dish to burgers, grilled or braised meats or as a hearty addition to a vegetable plate.
A simple side dish enjoyed by all. The color and flavor given to the potatoes by the smoked paprika makes them extra special and delicious.
6-8 large red potatoes, skin on
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
big dash of kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Cut your potatoes into 1-2" pieces, leaving the skin on. Place in a bowl.
In a small bowl, combine olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder and chives. Pour over potatoes and gently toss until completely covered. Spread onto a cookie sheet and place in oven. Roast potatoes for about 30-35 minutes, gently tossing halfway through. Once done, generously sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper before serving.