Yesterday was one of my sister-in-laws’ 10th birthday and for the birthday meal, I was asked to make what has been dubbed “Jessica’s Potatoes”…pretty descriptive, eh?! And as I was making them, I thought that this would be a good introductory recipe for this blog…a simple, but typical crash course in cooking with Jessica. The two main components of cooking with Jessica are the lack of a real “recipe”…and lots of garlic (though that can be modified for desserts). And this “recipe” has both… Enjoy!
Jessica’s Potatoes (or, Potatoes Roasted with Garlic)
Chop potatoes into bite-size pieces (I usually use russets or Trader Joe’s golden potatoes) and fill a 9×13. Cut the bottoms off and peel four heads of garlic (really! It’s not too much…it mellows out wonderfully). Toss with the potatoes. Drizzle entire mixture with a good amount of olive oil. Salt liberally. Toss well. Bake at 400F for an hour and a half to two hours (until potatoes are tender), tossing and mixing occasionally.