Roast Potatoes with Spicy Caramelized Onions


Gluten-Free, Non-Dairy, Non-Gluten, Paleo, Potatoes, Side Dishes, Sides

Makes Serves 4 ∙ Source



To roast more than two pounds of potatoes at once, use a second pan rather than crowding the first. If your potatoes are small, like new potatoes, cut them in halves instead of wedges and turn them cut-side up during the final ten minutes of roasting.

1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 425 degrees. Toss potatoes and 3 tablespoons olive oil in medium bowl to coat; season generously with salt and pepper and toss again to blend.

2. Place potatoes flesh side down, in a single layer, on shallow roasting pan; cover tightly with aluminum foil and cook about 20 minutes. Remove foil; roast until side of potato touching pan is crusty golden brown, about 10 minutes more. Remove pan from oven and carefully turn potatoes over using metal spatula. (Press spatula against metal as it slides under potatoes to protect crusts.) Return pan to oven and roast until side of potato now touching pan is crusty golden brown and skins have raisin-like wrinkles, 5 to 10 minutes more.

3. While potatoes roast, heat medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining olive oil, yellow onion, and salt and ground black pepper to taste. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are caramelized and deep golden brown, about 15 minutes. Stir in cayenne and ground cumin; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute longer. Transfer to large bowl; add lime juice, parsley, and roasted potatoes. Toss to distribute, and serve warm.

Roasting Potatoes

1. Midway through cooking, remove the foil cover from the pan so the potatoes brown.

2. Flip the potatoes so both cut sides come into contact with the hot pan.


Stephenie: These are delicious and reheat very well.

To reheat: Place rack in the upper-middle position, about 5 inches from the top and preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place potato pieces on aluminum foil and bake for 4-5 minutes. They will be warmed through and still crispy on the outside. The onion pieces will get dark, but it's worth it.