Roasted Potatoes

This classic steakhouse side is a healthy alternative to French fries and a great breakfast accompaniment (without the garlic if you choose). You can substitute 1½ to 2 pounds sweet potatoes or yams for the new potatoes, or better yet, cook half each.

Serves 6 to 8.

3 pounds new potatoes, halved or quartered
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 to 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

2. Place the potatoes in a large bowl. Add the olive oil, garlic, and salt and mix until combined.

3. Place the mixture on a baking sheet or in large baking dish and cook, stirring after 15 minutes, until browned, about 35 to 45 minutes. Serve immediately, sprinkled with the rosemary.

From The $50 Dinner Party: 26 Dinner Parties That Won’t Break Your Bank, Your Back, or Your Schedule (Simon & Schuster, 1998)