If ever there was a perfect food, it’s super crispy roasted potatoes.
I prefer the crackly crunch of a deep fried potato, but I’m watching those calories, so frying them in a vat of oil isn’t on the menu. How about a lower calorie faux fried potato? I’ll make a simple, herby fried potato in a non-existent kitchen. (We just moved and are remodeling.)
Of course, it helps to keep things simple when your cooking supplies are limited.
So potatoes were all we had for dinner, but that’s okay. After all, fried potatoes are the perfect food, right?
- 4 cups Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 ½ tablespoons thyme, minced
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch pepper
- Place potatoes in a microwaveable bowl with 2 inches of water. Microwave on high for 8 - 10 minutes, depending on the power of your microwave, until potatoes are crisp-tender.
- Heat a large non-stick skillet with oil over medium heat. Add potatoes and cook for 8 - 10 minutes, stirring frequently to brown on all sides.
- A few minutes before potatoes are done, add garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Toss to combine herbs.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Potatoes with skin contains vitamins C, B6, copper, potassium, manganese, tryptophan, and fiber. Potatoes contain phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity, as well as flavonoids to protect against cardiovascular disease, respiratory problems and some cancers. B6 is helpful for cardiovascular and brain health, as well as sports endurance.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 3.48g
Total Carbs: 28.37g
Dietary Fiber: 2.42g
Weight Watchers Points 3
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Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.