Welcome back to another review for backpacking recipes where we talk about easy oven roasted potato recipes. This time we’re talking about perfect roasted potatoes. These easy oven roasted potatoes have easy to cook instructions with high nutritional content and are simple enough to prepare perfect roasted potatoes and other complementary dishes. Another thing about these easy oven roasted potatoes, apart from the fact that they talk about perfect roasted potatoes meals is the fact that they are easy to digest and provide complete nutritional support for all of you and your family’s needs.
Now we go on to talk about these perfect roasted potatoes and the easy oven roasted potatoes, but first, a few words about the indirectly related but just as important points of consideration.
How to prepare easy oven roasted potato recipes
What is needed?
We assume that you will be the cook handling and preparing these easy oven roasted potatoes and so you are also responsible an adequate supply of these perfect roasted potatoes for all members of your trail or hiking adventure. Hence, even though these easy oven roasted potatoes have been measured according to standardized sizes, we know that these perfect roasted potatoes are a real treat and people will be asking for a second helping before they get to the bottom of the bowl. So make sure that you try out these recipes at home for a measure of how much you need to prepare and also to see whether all the ingredients suit your audience.
Take a look below to see the list of ingredients.
- 15gms of oil – cooking, olive, canola
- 15gms garlic, minced, powdered or chopped
- 15gms basil – fresh is preferred, diced
- 15gms rosemary – fresh is preferred, canned will also do, diced
- 15gms parsley – fresh is preferred, packaged will also do, chopped or diced
- 2.5gms red pepper powder
- 2.5gms salt – any kind for taste
- Potatoes – Depends on the serving size – 1 large potato per serving
How to prepare an oven roasted potato based recipe
- Preheat your oven to 245℃. For Fahrenheit, that would amount to 475°F.
- Add the oil to a bowl.
- Add the garlic, minced or chopped and let fry for about 15 seconds for the aroma to develop.
- Add the chopped garlic, while whisking to avoid burns.
- Add the chopped basil, while whisking
- Add the diced rosemary, while whisking
- Sprinkle the red pepper powder and the salt
- Add chopped or diced potatoes and stir until the potatoes are evenly covered in the mixture
- Cover an oven tray with a baking paper unless your tray or pan is stick free or oven-ready
- Remove all potato pieces and lay down on the oven tray
- Coat with any remaining mixture
- Add to the oven. Let them cook, removing and turning sides to avoid burns. Let them roast for at least 30 minutes or until crisp on the surface, making sure they are well cooked from within. This will depend on what kind of potatoes you use and how thin/thick you cut them
The above recipe serves depending on the number and size of potatoes. Ideally, the recipe and the measurements are made for a serving of 4 people but you need to accumulate for the appetite and time of the day as people will eat more of these at lunch or dinner compared to breakfast.
Preparation for the meal takes about 15 – 20 minutes while the total cooking time is 45 minutes. Hence, you can have the entire recipe prepared and ready for serving under an hour.
Potatoes tend to be a good source of energy since they are heavily rich in carbohydrates and are provided to the system as starch-compounds. Because of this, the feeling of having had too much to eat may also develop from consuming fewer potatoes. Another great trait of potatoes, due to the starch is how some compounds are difficult to digest and pass through the without being digested. These clear out the smaller intestines and after reaching the larger, retaining it’s chemical combination further fighting digestive intolerance.
Potatoes have another range of chemicals which doctors claim may help reduce vascular damage. The same can also prevent toxicity and acidity in the stomach.
Potatoes tend to pose a slight threat to blood sugar levels. Hence, either for people who are taking a glucose-free diet or a diet low on glucose should avoid eating potatoes, or should follow the instructions closely when preparing such low-glucose potato based recipes. One issue with potatoes that come from the way they are produced is a high level of chemical retention, specifically the insecticides and washers used when growing them and them preparing them respectively. Concentration of alkaloids in potatoes is also another major issue.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the indicators for good potatoes versus unhealthier versions?
Breaks in skins, green coloration, and cracked skin are all external factors. You can easily choose the better version or healthier version of potatoes.
Who should eat potatoes as a health concern?
People who suffer from high cholesterol or glucose problems should either refrain from eating potatoes or follow cooking instructions for glucose-free recipes. These drain out most of the sugars and still help retain most of the good qualities.
Why oven roasted potatoes?
This is because roasted potatoes wont have as much oil content because of the preparation mechanism.
What to do when cut potatoes go black?
Ideally, never leave cut potatoes without water because they go black due to oxidation. Once they do, they are no good, for cooking or eating. Discard them and remember for next time not to let this happen.
What about storing mashed potatoes?
Mashed or cut potatoes will go dark within 48 hours even if frozen. To avoid this, add a tablespoon of white vinegar to avoid them from turning black when freezing. If the intent is to not freeze them, it would be best they are consumed within 48 hours, 24 just to be on the safe side.
Remember, it is your planet is your home. Keep it clean and make sure you properly dispose of the disposable equipment that you will be taking with you and using when cooking or serving. And lastly, happy dining.