Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Honey Roasted Red Potatoes

1 pound red potatoes, quartered
2 Tablespoons diced onion
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 Tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 pinch of table salt
1 pinch of pepper

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a 11x7 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Place potatoes in a single layer in dish and top with onion.  In a small bowl, combine melted butter, honey, mustard, salt and pepper; drizzle over potatoes and onion.
3. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes or until tender, stirring halfway through the cooking time.

I got this recipe from After reading comments from other people, I followed some advice and made these changes:
  * I cut each quarter in half so they were more bite-sized pieces. Then before putting them into the baking dish, I boiled them for 3-5 minutes. This makes them more tender and helps them absorb the honey flavor (if you boil them more than 5 minutes, they will be too mushy after they bake).
   * I put a layer of foil on the bottom to help keep cleaning easier. Then I put the potatoes into the dish in a single layer.
   * I did more than a pound of potatoes, so I did 3 T onion, 5 T butter, 3 T honey, and 1 T mustard. I did not have dry mustard, so I just used regular mustard and it worked great.  Also, I added A TON of salt, and it still wasn't enough. So add a lot but remember you can always add more when you eat it. (After making it and going back and looking at other comments, I noticed that some people said they coated the potatoes with the honey mixture in a large bowl instead of putting the potatoes in the pan and then drizzling the mixture over the potatoes. I will definitely do this next time since it would coat the potatoes with the mixture a lot better. As you can see in the picture below, "drizzling" does not coat them good at all.)

    * I then put them in the oven and stirred them every 10-15 minutes just to make sure they were coated well with the sauce. Otherwise they would have not absorbed the mixture good enough and would have been to bland. I ended up cooking them for about 45-55 minutes before they were done.
    * When they were tender, I broiled them for about 3 minutes and that caramelized the honey and made them a little crispy.

     My husband and I were very impressed with this recipe and will definitely be eating it again soon. Even my two kids loved it! It is very delicious and goes very well with almost any dish.

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