I usually am very healthy, never eat fried food, and almost vegetarian.
But occasional crispy chicken skin or pork knuckle really balances me
Potatoes belong to a naughty category in my mind, but I
think this dish is not too junky. And like with most of my other
recipes, it's fabulously delicious and simple!
When you bake the
potatoes there is one thing that most people don't do or know. Potatoes
need to be absolutely dry beofore they go into the oven! I believe this
is the one and only way to get the
you want to wash the potatoes the night before or in the morning if you
are preparing it for dinner (I always, always wash everything even if
it says "washed", it sounds so fishy and artificial!!!).
them into 4 pieces. As an option, place the pieces on tea towel to
absorb the liquid from the surface of the potatoes. If this sounds like
too much hustle, don't.
Heat the oven to 190 Celcius.
a pestle morter (ah, another passion of mine, especially stone
ones!!!), combine garlic, paprika, chili power and sea salt, and pound
the 4 colours into a beautiful earthy brown.
Strangely, some say
think about someone you hate and pound to make a good mixture! But I
like to add love at this point. Makes a world of difference. Add olive
oil and grind further.
In a pan, place the potatoes and pour in
the garlic paprika mix, and with your hands, toss them around and coat
the potatoes with the aromatic spice mix.
Put the pan into the oven and wait till it gets golden brown (again, depending on your oven, 40-55 minutes).
Ask everyone to drop what they are doing and serve immediately.