Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Panfried Potatoes With Rosemary

I know the salmon looks like the star, but it is really the spuds I want to focus on in this post :)

I still remember the last time my husband and I went to Italy ... the Autogrill pitstops would be the highlight of our days spent travelling on the road. We would order some hot food and invariably, this Panfried Potatoes With Rosemary would show up at every single meal. It was our favourite item on the menu, hands down.



Since that trip, I have made this dish again and again. I use less rosemary leaves when I make it for my kids, and more when I make it for the adults. It's so easy - potatoes, olive oil, rosemary and salt. And it is so good. So good.

Every time I eat this, I will think of our glorious time spent in Bella Italia. Italy will always have a special place in my heart, for I brought home a permanent souvenir the last time I visited. She is 10 years old now and she looks a lot like me ;) Perhaps that is why she loves all things beautiful and Italian.

Recipe
- Potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
- Olive oil
- Rosemary (fresh is better but dried is fine too)
- Salt

1. In a skillet, fry the potatoes and rosemary in plenty of olive oil. Fry over a low flame until the potatoes turn slightly crisp and golden around the edges.

2. Sprinkle with salt before serving.

That's it!


I made this for my daughter's lunch. It was a Friday, and the last day of her exams :) I knew she would enjoy a nice, hearty lunch to celebrate. These potatoes were perfect with a simple pan seared salmon, along with a creamy butter sauce ... everything in 30mins.

28 comments:

  1. I'm a huge fan of rosemary, and the very few times I cook, rosemary would almost always be sprinkled in. But of all the dishes, I've found rosemary to go best with potato and roasted chicken. Now you've got me hungry!

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  2. beautiful lunch! the salmon looks terribly delicious and crispy.. and the potatos an absolute yum! only thing lacking is the vegetables..

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  3. Tes petites pommes de terre toutes dorées sont à croquer, mes enfants aiment aussi beaucoup les pommes de terre
    Les voyages que j'ai faits en Italie m'ont toujours enchantée

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  4. That is one lucky little souvenir you have Little T!
    Gorgeous lunch! Beautiful potatoes!
    L~xo

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  5. That Salmon steak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You eat potatoes, keep that salmon for me!!! The colour of the salmon steak looks so wonderful!!!

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  6. Ju! I loved the AutoGrills.. I have not met a match since..

    Where else can you gas up..and buy gourmet pasta? Sip on the best Espresso possible?

    Why doesn't anyone else have this?

    Do you?



    Potatoes and Rosemary:) Yum.. and salmon too..
    Lucky daughter..Did you know salmon is brain food? Of course you did!!

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  7. OH... And I have all this stuff in my pantry right now!!!

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  8. I can't resist the temptation of flying to Singapore to steal this plate now!

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  9. I love rosemary cooked with potatoes.. just love the smell of rosemary.. oh yeah, that piece of salmon looks really nice!

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  10. Oh JU, I smiled about your Italian souvenir... I brought home one from Rome 26 years ago;-)))

    And potatoes, rosemary and olive oil are a staple food item here. We never tire of them.

    Thanks for the cheer today!

    Diane

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  11. I love this kind of thing - it shows that sometimes, simplest really is best.

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  12. That salmon has a perfect crust on it. I love your potatoes...the simplest recipes are always the best. I lived in Italy when I was a college student, and I have many fond memories, and thank goodness I didn't come back with a gift like yours as single woman. :)

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  13. This dish look so beautiful and yummy, I'm sure my kids will love this meal, I will cook for my kids in one day for lunch. By the way, how to make that butter sauce?
    so sweet, you have that permanent souvenir in Italy, good job ler.

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  14. Lol at autogrill!! We stop at autogrill all the time too! I can't stop staring at the salmon and ocmpletely forgot that this post is about the potatoes :)

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  15. got to love rosemary and potatoes!
    rosemary is awesome with biscotti too :)
    and i notice a change in your profile pic!
    hello pretty lady :)

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  16. I love spuds and I love Italy! Thanks, this is a simple one and will definitely try it. Any particular type of potatoes to use?

    Oh... perhaps you can also put up a post on that yummilicious salmon steak ;)

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  17. I love the whole plate ... Your salmon is splendidly cooked and the potatoes .. Mmmm ... I want them for my lunch ! ;o)

    Kisses
    Hélène

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  18. What a permanent souvenior n looks just like u too!! :))) the potatoes look great and the salmon ..who can ignore that! :))

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  19. Ok ok ... I'm concentrating on the spud! Salmon get out of the pic! Looks great and I am sure the rosemary brought the flavours out even more.

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  20. What a lovely & yummie dinner this is!!

    MMMMMMMMMM,....Ju!

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  21. I'm so glad I'm going out to lunch today as that really makes my mouth water. Potatoes and rosemary are such great bed partners!

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  22. I just bought 4 potatoes for the weekend! Will try this recipe, simple enough for this amateur! :)

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  23. I done the same with potatoes before. Simple and good :)

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  24. Mmm. The taste of rosemary is very comforting to me. I'm with your kids though. I like just a little bit of it. Too much can be overpowering. I made rosemary bread one time and used too much rosemary...it made me a little sick.

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  25. Potatoes with rosemary is a great pairing. Looks yummy...

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  26. Salmone con le patatine, una vera delizia, sento un profumino... bravissima.
    Ciao Daniela.

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  27. I love this post, the little bit of history and most of all, what a nice bunch of folks out there who leave such sweet comments on your blog!

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  28. Thanks for sharing! Was looking for a simple way to cook potatoes and your recipe is just what I'm looking for. Varied slightly, totally yummy! http://dreamersloft.blogspot.com/2009/11/pan-fried-salmon-with-mixed-herb-potato.html

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