Rosemary garlic potatoes

By Lindsey Woods

Being able to throw together a cheap and easy meal is essential to the college lifestyle. Rosemary garlic potatoes are a great complement to almost any main dish, which makes them equally great for get-togethers and

everyday dining.

The ingredients are inexpensive and simple, with the rosemary adding an unexpected twist to classic red potatoes. Because the total cooking time is approximately 45 minutes, this recipe is easy enough that even novice chefs can master it.

All the ingredients can be found at grocery stores. Fresh rosemary will be in the produce section, and dried rosemary, which is an acceptable substitute, will be in the spice aisle.

After rounding up the small red potatoes, olive oil, garlic salt, parmesan cheese and rosemary, wash the potatoes while the oven is preheating to 350 degrees. Then cut them into halves or quarters, depending on how thick you want them, leaving the skins on. Let them soak in the olive oil in a bowl for about 10 minutes, rotating them every so often to coat each potato entirely in the oil.

In a separate bowl, mix the garlic salt and rosemary. Amounts of rosemary and garlic salt are flexible depending on how much of each flavor you want. Pour the salt mixture on the potatoes and toss around until the potatoes are evenly and thoroughly coated in rosemary and garlic salt.

Transfer the potatoes to a shallow baking pan or baking sheet covered in aluminum foil. Evenly cover the potatoes with parmesan cheese.

Bake them in the oven for approximately 45–50 minutes, flipping them with a fork or spatula halfway through the cooking time. Cooking varies depending on how soft you want the potatoes. The longer they cook, the softer they will be. Let them cool off before serving.

Traditionally, potatoes complement steak and other dark meats. These versatile potatoes also work as a main dish for vegetarians and vegans (you can substitute nutritional yeast for parmesan cheese, or leave the cheese out altogether) or as a unique alternative to traditional mashed potatoes. Serve with a little rosemary garnish and enjoy!