Posted by / Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Roasted Potatoes with Arugula and Parmesan

So good to be back from Italy — it is always great to get away and explore local cuisines and markets but nothing beats having your feet firmly planted in a space where all the tools are your own, namely, my very own kitchen. 

I have had a warming stew or cassoulet on the brain with fall coming in and upon returning home I had received the latest issue of Saveur magazine. In the current issue I found the meal that kept going on in my head — a Chilean dish called braised beef stew with a garlic cream. This dish was absolutely amazing and the side I created could not have been simpler — warm roasted potatoes with fresh arugula.

  • 1 pound small red potatoes or fingerling
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup fresh arugula
  • Parmesan cheese for grating
Preheat your oven to 400° and begin by rinsing, drying and then slicing the potatoes lengthwise. 

Place the potatoes in a bowl or freezer bag and add 1 tablespoon olive oil, stirring or shaking to coat. Add flour, salt and pepper again stirring or shaking to coat. Arrange the potatoes on a sheet pan (careful to separate any that stick together) and bake for 20-25 minutes. Halfway through the cooking process use a spatula to stir the potatoes, scraping any that are sticking from the pan.

Remove the potatoes from the oven and allow them to cool for about 5 minutes. Add the arugula and drizzle with remaining olive oil, stirring everything to coat. Doing so will allow the arugula to wilt and warm slightly.

Spoon the potatoes and arugula into a serving dish...

...and grate parmesan cheese to create a light dusting. Serve this dish warm and if your are making the beef dish the garlic cream sauce also pairs with the potatoes.

Although the traditional recipe called for fries, I decide I wanted to have a starch with a healthy green — and the bite form the peppery local arugula really made this dish. So I suggest hitting up your local famers market for both the potatoes and arugula!

E.A.T. local E.A.T. well


  1. Merhabalar, muhteşem görünüyor. Ellerinize sağlık.


  2. Mmmm ... it smells Lecsó all the way to Stockholm :)


"Some people eat to live; I live to eat." -Tim Vidra

An avid home cook, I believe in using simple ingredients, local when possible and am inspired by the principles of supporting a sustainable food system. I’ve cultivated this blog as a way to share my passion for the preparation and enjoyment of food in a way that everyone from beginners to long time foodies can get involved in.



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