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Butter Roasted Potatoes

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Butter Roasted Potatoes

A little butter adds richness to these roasted potatoes.

©2009 Jessica Harlan licensed to About.com, Inc.
A dab of butter adds richness to this roasted potato recipe and makes it perfect for a breakfast dish, alongside a frittata or omelets. Try substituting another herb for the thyme, such as rosemary, to give these roasted potatoes an entirely new dimension. (Larger Image.)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds potatoes, white or sweet or a combination
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Peel the potatoes and cut them into equally sized cubes, about 3/4 inches square.

  2. As oven is heating, put the butter in the center of a sheet pan and melt it in the oven for 2 minutes or until the butter is completely melted. Remove the pan from the oven.

  3. In a bowl, toss the potatoes with olive oil and thyme. Add the potatoes to the pan, using a spatula to toss the potatoes and coat them evenly with the melted butter. Spread potatoes in an even layer and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  4. Cook at 375˚F for 30 to 45 minutes, turning the potatoes after about 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender inside and their exterior is beginning to brown.

This recipe for Butter Roasted Potatoes serves 6 to 8 people as a side dish.

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