6/09/2010

Roasted Potatoes for 50

I'm trying to make a point of recording recipes and amounts when I cook things in large quantities. Just in case anyone needs to serve roasted potatoes for a crowd, here's what I did for Grandma's 90th.

• 15 lbs red potatoes, washed & cut in bite size pieces
• olive oil
• salt & pepper
• rosemary

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash potatoes and cut in bite size pieces. Lay out as many as will fit in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil (just eyeball it on the amount.. enough to lightly coat the potatoes). Sprinkle with salt & pepper and dried or fresh rosemary (again, eyeball the amount) and toss with your hands until its evenly coated. Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes, turn potatoes with a spatula and bake for another 15-20 minutes until browned to desired doneness.

For the party, I made them a day in advance, let them cool, and put them in containers in the fridge. Party day, I spread them on cookie sheets and reheated at 350 for about 30 minutes until heated through. We ended up moving them to foil pans and keeping them in the oven until it was time to eat and serving them in the foil pans. I suppose we could have just reheated them in the foil pans, but I thought they would be more crispy if we re-heated them in a single layer on the cookie sheets.

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