sage potatoes

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beautiful and crisp describe these presentation perfect potatoes.  the potatoes are golden with a very subtle sage flavor.  i made these potatoes for my “something green” for st. Patrick’s day this year and we enjoyed them tremendously.  i purchased fresh sage at the market, and i can’t wait to prepare them again this summer with sage from my garden.

these are easy but do take some time in the oven.  i altered the recipe and would even cook at a lower temperature the next time i prepare them. i have included my suggestions in this blog recipe.  i used my mandoline to slice the potatoes evenly to insure that they would cook evenly.

to make the potatoes:  preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  cut two baking potatoes, that have been scrubbed clean, into equal slices.  place potato slices in a bowl and drizzle with about one tablespoon olive oil.  sprinkle with sea salt.  toss well and place in a single layer on a baking sheet.

bake in the oven for 15 minutes, and then rotate the pan. bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes.  remove from the oven.  turn over the potatoes, and place a fresh sage leaf under each potato. i dipped each sage leaf into the oil in the bowl from the potato preparation to help the leaf to adhere to the potatoes. bake with the sage leaves covered under the potatoes for another 5 to 10 minutes.  

check the potatoes for browning.  turn over the potatoes to have the sage leaves on top and continue to bake until browning is achieved.  the potatoes should be crisp and crunchy.

serve these fancy potatoes with chicken, beef or fish.  they are a lovely presentation and will be enjoyed by your dinner guests.

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