Me and panic have a long history. We met back in about 1974 and became fast bedfellows. It wasn't until sometime in 1999 when I found out that, aside from being a versatile starch, potatoes could be wonderfully calming when I found myself having an extended episode of anxiety in my bathtub, which is where I like to have my extended episodes of anxiety. Potatoes mellow me out. I've never looked into the science behind it, but it works.
With my recent bout of panic, I decided that it was time for a good, strong dose of my favourite starch: Lemony, Lemony Roasted Potatoes With Garlic. They get two lemonys, because these babies are lemony.
Lemony, Lemony Roasted Potatoes With GarlicA pile of these tart potatoes, taken at the first sign of panic, especially when coupled with a nap, will set you aright. Panic: averted.*
5 medium potatoes
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons dried oregano
3 cloves minced garlic
Cut each of the potatoes in half and boil in salted water for 15 minutes. Drain the water and cut the potatoes into smaller chunks.
Mix the rest of the ingredients together and then toss them with the potato chunks until the potatoes are evenly coated.
Bake the potatoes in a single layer in a baking pan at at 400°F for 45 minutes. Turn the potatoes over after a little more than 20 minutes to ensure even roasting.
* Unless of course there's babies, in which case panic is always indicated, plus you could win free stuff if it is before March 16, 2011.