I like idea of the salt and vinegar but it was simply flavor over-load. I love vinegar, but not to the point that my cheeks pucker and lead to an ache so bad it feels as if I had been smiling for an all-day photo shoot. Not that I know what it’s like to be in a photo shoot, but I’m a smiley person so I can only imagine.
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: potatoes are not the nutritional pitfall of vegetables, it’s the preparation of potatoes that’s the nutritional pitfall. Says the girl who LOVES fully loaded mashed potatoes. Butter, sour cream, cream cheese, cheese, bacon, and so on are great…but not necessary for truly delicious potatoes.
When you take bold, low-calorie flavors like salt and vinegar and combine them with smashed and roasted potatoes, this is what you get. I saw these on Noble Pig and went straight to Kohls to use my Kohls Cash on a potato smasher…they looked that good (hey, I love free stuff!). I imagined them as a tamed-down version of those fun-flavored salt and vinegar chips from high school, and that’s exactly what I got.
For those of you who are seeking a healthier potato side for the meat-and-potato lovers in your life – this is for you!
Salt and Vinegar Potatoes with Rosemary adapted from a Million Different Recipes, as seen on Noble Pig
2 lbs small potatoes, new or mini Yukon golds work well
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt, to taste
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1-2 Tbsp cider vinegar, to taste
Place potatoes in salted water and bring to a boil; cook until fork tender, about 20-30 minutes depending on the size of your potatoes.
Preheat oven to 425 F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Place the cooked potatoes on prepared baking sheet and press down gently on each potato with a potato masher.
Brush the top of each potato with olive oil. Season with Kosher salt, pepper, and rosemary. Place in the oven for 25 minutes until browned and crispy.
Remove from oven and brush well with cider vinegar. Serve immediately. Yield: 5 servings.
Nutrition Information (per serving): 171 calories; 5.8 g fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 230 mg. sodium; 31.8 g. carbohydrate; 3.6 g. fiber; 5 g. protein
Result: Mr. Prevention loved these just from the sounds of them, and his opinion on the taste fell parallel. These are unique, simple, and healthy, using mono and polyunsaturated fat from olive oil and zero-calorie vinegar. They reheated well and came together without much effort or “babysitting” while the rest of dinner was prepared and grilled (turkey burgers!). Enjoy!
Lily and I are headed to the farmer’s market in a few. I need to finish my weekly menu first to be sure I get everything I can from our local farmers 🙂
I was POOPED after our day of PRing yesterday, so I opted out of a workout – grrr, self! I owe myself a long run today.
Question: What’s your favorite potato chip flavor/variety?