Here's a recipe for crisp roasted potatoes spiced with za'atar and lemon, made with a rainbow of baby potatoes, each with a different flavor and texture. Drizzle with lemony tahini sauce for a delicious finishing touch.
Let's face it. Roasted potatoes are awesome! Nothing beats them for deliciousness and easy of preparation. Cut them up. Toss them with olive oil, salt and pepper. Pop them in the oven. Put them on the table and everyone is excited.
Za'atar is a wonderful Middle Eastern spice blend. It's robust, earthy, and delicious. I first encountered it on a trip to Istanbul. Since then, I sprinkle za'atar on everything from scrambled eggs to grilled chicken. There are many variations of za'atar, but the basic components are thyme, toasted sesame seeds, sumac, and salt. You can find za'atar at Middle Eastern markets or you can buy za'atar on Amazon or you can make it yourself.
This recipe for roasted potatoes is so simple. Here's how it goes:
Choose an assortment of small, firm, colorful potatoes. Cut them into bite-sized pieces and toss them with olive oil and spices.
Spread them out on a baking sheet and roast them for 30 minutes. Scatter bits of thinly sliced lemon on top and roast them for 15 minutes more.
If you're like me, you won't be able to resist munching on some of these right from the roasting pan....
To serve, drizzle them with good olive oil or lemony tahini sauce. Sprinkle some more delicious za'atar on top. Enjoy!
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