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Roasted Fingerling and New Potatoes with Rosemary

Roasted Fingerling and New Potatoes with Rosemary

We make so many one-dish meals that I sometimes forget about side dishes. So, we set about to find a lovely side dish for a spring dinner…which then turned out to be our main dish, since it was so good we couldn’t stop eating it!  (Our main dish got dwarfed in the process.)

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious side for an upcoming spring holiday celebration, this is a great choice (though your main might feel a bit slighted). I had never cooked with fingerlings before, and their flavor is excellent! The red new potatoes offered a great flavor contrast, and I loved the texture of both the potatoes when roasted. We roasted them with a sliced lemon, which added just a slight lemon flavor; you could use more lemon to get a boost in flavor.

We can’t wait for another excuse for a side dish dinner! Or for the more conventional, try them along side with frittata for a fabulous Easter brunch :)

Roasted Fingerling and New Potatoes with Rosemary
Serves: 6
What You Need
  • 2 pounds fingerling potatoes
  • 1 pound red-skinned new potatoes
  • 1 lemon
  • A few sprigs fresh rosemary (for about 1 tablespoon chopped, or more if you like!)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
What To Do
  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Wash the potatoes. Cut all potatoes except for the very smallest fingerling potatoes in half. Finely chop the rosemary. Thinly slice the lemon.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together potatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Spread the potatoes in an even layer on the sheet. Top with the lemon slices and sprinkle with rosemary.
  5. Roast for 35 minutes, until potatoes are cooked through and browned.


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  • Reply
    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    April 18, 2011 at 7:32 am

    I love fingerling potatoes! I also absolutely love roasting them with Sel De Cuisine… a seasoning from a local food store. It has sea salt, rosemary, tarragon, crushed chili peppers, green peppercorns, white ground pepper & a touch of cinnamon, to name a few of the spices. It makes just about anything taste good! Thanks for reminding me of the delicious side dish that is roasted potatoes!

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      May 5, 2011 at 10:07 pm

      Wow, that sounds delicious – thanks for the recommendation!

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    April 18, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    I’m a one-dish person too when it comes to cooking for one two. But this has gotta be one of the best sides ever! Rosemary and potatoes are just so perfect together.

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    April 19, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I absolutely love the simplicity of flavors! (And I just found your blog – you guys are great!)

    • Reply
      May 5, 2011 at 10:14 pm

      Thank you! And I just realized that I’ve been following your blog in my Reader — how fun! Your blog is great too!

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    Amanda V
    April 27, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I happen to have all these ingredients, so I’m going to make this right quick!

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    Eleanor W.
    May 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Yum! I just made roast fingerling potatoes last night and it was hard to stop eating them! There are few things out there that are more delicious, and simple.

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