Friday, June 3, 2011

Foodie Friday - Potatoes Fonteccchio

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Potatoes Fontecchio. Say that 3x real fast! I got this recipe from The Silver Palette Good Times Cookbook many years ago and it's been a hit with  family and friends ever since.  It's super easy and as the quote in the cookbook says...."Pure Heaven".  They're served room temperature so they're great to take to a cookout or potluck.  

POTATOES FONTECCHIO   I cut this recipe in half when preparing for just DH and I...the leftovers are awesome cold, too.

5 1/2 lbs. small red new potatoes
8 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 1/2 c. first cold pressed olive oil
1 large or 2 small bunches fresh mint, stems removed, leaves finely chopped
2 T.  kosher salt (do not use regular salt!)
Freshly ground black pepper

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Scrub potatoes and prick each one about 6 times with a fork.  Place in a shallow roasting pan and roast for 2 hours.  Cut each potato in half.
3.  Toss the hot potatoes with the garlic, olive oil, mint, salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl.  Let stand for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours before serving. 

Serves 8


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