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Slow Roasted Za’atar Potatoes

Slow-roasted vegetables, particularly potatoes, are heavenly. They become soft and tender on the inside but earn a crispy and caramelized outside. Add za’atar, a Middle Eastern spice mix, and you’ve got a heavenly pan of goodness! Incredibly flavourful, this dish will surely be a hit. Not to mention perfect for winter months when we need those extra vitamins.

Za’atar can vary greatly in terms of what spices are included in the mix, but my recipe uses ingredients you will surely find at your local supermarket- it has the fun flavour mix, but without the uncommon spices that might have you looking everywhere to find. And it is the perfect way to spice up a potato side.

Speaking of potatoes, you should really watch the latest video about The Little Potato Company. They are truly a family-run Canadian company whose values I am proud to stand behind. I have been working with them for a while now, developing recipes using their products, and the more I learn about them the happier I am to have collaborated with such a do-good brand:

While the video will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, this potato recipe will too!

 

Slow Roasted Za’atar Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of Little Potato Company potatoes (I used the Blushing Belle varietal)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/3 cup za’atar seasoning- or make your own! recipe below

Directions:

  1. Parboil the potatoes in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 tbsp of the potato water.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F and, in a baking dish large enough to line the potatoes in one layer, grease the bottom and sides with 1 tbsp oil. Add the potatoes and the potato water to the dish then drizzle with another tablespoon of oil. Roll the potatoes around to coat. Sprinkle the za’atar seasoning over top and cover.
  3. Bake for 40-45 minutes, rotating the spuds halfway through. Remove the lid for the last 10 or 15 minutes until they’re golden brown.

Garnish with fresh lemon juice and fresh coriander. Serve immediately.

Za’atar Seasoning

Mix together the following ingredients:
– 2 tbsp crushed almonds
– 2 tbsp sesame seeds
– 1 tbsp fennel seeds
– 2 tsp anise seeds
– 1 tsp dried coriander
– 1/2 tsp salt

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by The Little Potato Company. Please note all recipes, opinions, and wording are entirely my own.