Roasted Potatoes With Garlic Sauce

Since I was a little girl, this version of roasted potatoes with garlic sauce has been my favorite and it was such a popular side dish, I think we had these potatoes every Sunday for dinner. Pair this with a roasted chicken and you’ve got an awesome dinner. Just the thought of these potatoes and this delicious garlic sauce makes my mouth water.

Whenever people ask me about traditional Romanian cuisine, this garlic sauce is the first thing that pops in my mind because we really put it on everything. It’s perfect with any meat, and it’s just unbelievable on roasted potatoes. You can always smell this sauce on people as well, but if you’re all enjoying dinner together it no longer matters. Not to mention garlic is good for you. But trust me when I say the garlic sauce makes all the difference. These potatoes with the garlic sauce is a treat.

To make the garlic sauce you’ll need a mortar and pestle. Put the garlic and salt in a mortar and pestle and crush the garlic until it becomes a paste. Add the oil, parsley and water to the garlic and mix well. This is a good workout on your arms. :)

The way I roast my potatoes, makes them crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, they are just perfect. Not to mention they are so easy to make and pretty cheap too. Usually I use a baking dish that’s 9″ x 13″. No need to butter it or anything because we’ll add olive oil on the potatoes. So start by preheating your oven to 400 F degrees. Peel and clean the potatoes then cut them into wedges. Place the potatoes wedges in the baking dish. Season with salt and pepper and pour the olive oil over them and toss well so that each wedge is fully coated. Garnish with some fresh chopped parsley for some nice color.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, remove the aluminum foil and bake uncovered for another 30 minutes or until the wedges are nice and crispy and golden brown.

After you remove them from the oven, transfer them to a big plate and pour the garlic sauce over. You will love them. :)

Roasted Potatoes With Garlic Sauce

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Roasted Potatoes With Garlic Sauce

Ingredients:

    Garlic Sauce
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and cleaned
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.
  2. Put the garlic and salt in a mortar and pestle and crush the garlic until it becomes a paste. Add the oil, parsley and water to the garlic and mix well. Set aside.
  3. Cut up the potatoes into wedges. In a baking dish add the potatoes, season with salt and pepper and toss them in the olive oil. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes covered. After 45 minutes remove the aluminum foil and bake for another 30 minutes until they turn crispy and golden brown.
  4. Pour garlic sauce over the hot potatoes and serve.
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Enjoy!

Comments

  1. Emily says

    Your recipe sounds amazing and I can’t wait to try it. Since the garlic is not cooked, is it pretty hot?

    • says

      Not really Emily, but it could depend on the garlic too, I’ve had some garlic that did turn out to be a bit hot. But you can use as much or as little as you want.

  2. says

    Oh! These fries look amazing! I need to try them this weekend! I, too, found your recipe through Foodgawker! So excited about all the recipes on your site!

  3. Sara Anderson says

    I just discovered your site from foodgawker and made these just now…..addicting!!!!!! thank you!!!

  4. Sara Anderson says

    I just discovered your site through food gawker and have been looking around and am very excited! This will be the first recipe I make from here. I often make roasted potatoes, but I need to try that galic sauce! Then, I am going to make the Romanian meatball soup. thank you for sharing!!

    • says

      Hi Sara,
      I’m glad you like my blog. I am sure you’ll like the potatoes with garlic sauce and the meatball soup too, they are some of my favorite dishes that I grew up with. :)

  5. says

    Hello,

    Do you have any ideas for how one could make this if you didn’t have a mortar and pestle? I have a food processor but don’t know if I’d be able to get it pasty enough. Your thoughts?

    Thank you!

    • says

      Hi Alice,
      If you don’t have a mortar and pestle you can use a garlic press. If you don’t have a garlic press either, I would mince it with a knife, take a clove and crush it with the knife then chop it up finely. Hope this helps. :)
      Jo

    • says

      Oh my dear one clove would not be enough, you need a whole head of garlic. You don’t have to use the entire sauce over the potatoes though. Usually I reserve some to dip the wedges in as well.

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