We’re gettin’ real in here today with these roasted potatoes. If you think roasted potatoes belong in a colder, more wintery season, just HOLD THE PHONE. The lemon garlic sauce that these potatoes are tossed in before and after roasting + the fresh dill sprinkled over the potatoes at the end request you to rethink your position on non-summer roasted potatoes.
Here’s the deal with spring/summer (basically just whenever it’s warm outside). I absolutely love it – love the weather, love the activities, love the food – BUT, I do miss my fall and winter food from time to time. Not so much the casseroles and heavy stuff, because the hot weather makes that not sound super appetizing. But with things like soup and roasted veggies, I’m all about that life allllll year round, ya know?
So, why not just “summer-ize” these things so we can still have them when it’s hot? It’s easy to do, we just need add summery flavors to the things that traditionally may not be so summery. Bright citrus, fresh herbs, things like that. Kiiiiiind of like these lemon garlic roasted potatoes! And by “kind of like” I mean exactly like ❤.
We make these potatoes EXTRA bright and fresh with our lemony, garlicky, delicious sauce/vinaigrette that we use very liberally. Like I mentioned earlier, the potatoes get tossed in the sauce before roasting and then we toss them in even more sauce after they finish roasting. It’s garlic + lemon heaven, and I’M A FAN.
Let’s talk details:
- The sauce: lemon juice, olive oil, dijon mustard, and garlic go into a blender and get pureed into a smooth sauce. Why the blender route? We roast the potatoes at a high oven temp, and we don’t want little pieces of minced garlic to burn in the oven. This makes it so the garlic isn’t in little chunks, it’s totally blended into our sauce.
- The potatoes: fingerlings, slices into quarters, tossed in our sauce, and roasted until they reach brown, crispy perfection. At that point, most of the bright punch of lemon has roasted into the potatoes and becomes more mild, so we throw some more of the sauce on there. Not only does this bring INSANE flavor to the potatoes, it makes them nice and moist, and who doesn’t love eating stuff with sauce on it? Hello…no one?
- The dill. This step is optional, but I just so happen to have a large dill plant in my garden, and it just so happens to be delicious on lemon garlic potatoes. So I’ll leave that step up to you, but I definitely recommend 👅.
And that’s it, friends! Summer friendly roasted potatoes. Pure crispy, lemony, garlicky, savory heaven 😍. << Deserving of alllllll the heart eyes….