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There are days when I am craving for something, and I can’t get it off my mind until I finally make one.

Such was the case when I had a serious craving for breadsticks. And not just the typical boring and dry breadsticks, I wanted mine herby, garlicky, soft and moist breadsticks. Problem was, I didn’t have a recipe.

A quick YouTube and Google search led me to a lot of recipes, ranging form simple ones to complex recipes, but one recipe stood out – Laura Vitale’s. Hers was simple, and all her ingredients were available in my pantry. Plus, it included Italian seasoning which I looove (and I have an excessive amount at home) 🙂

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I’ve always been a fan of Laura, so I was excited to try her recipe. So with a few of my tweaks by instinct and uhmm accident, here’s the finished product:

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Baked Herb Baby Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 500 grams baby potatoes
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning***
  • 1 tablespoon chicken powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried chili pepper flakes (adjust accordingly)
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • spring onions chopped to 2-inch pieces
  • coarse sea salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper

Procedure

  1. Clean thoroughly baby potatoes and boil for 7 minutes. Do not peel the potatoes
  2. With a colander, and transfer potatoes into a baking sheet/pan
  3. While still warm, massage potatoes with butter.
  4. Add olive oil, Italian seasoning, chicken powder, dried chili pepper flakes, spring onions and finely minced garlic. If you want it more spicy, you may add more pepper flakes.
  5. Season with coarse sea salt and freshly cracked pepper.
  6. Bake potatoes in a preheated 185ÂşC oven for approximately 45 minutes upto an hour or until potatoes are dry.
  7. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle lightly  with coarse sea salt. (the extra sprinkle of salt will add a burst of yummy saltiness with every bite)
  8. Serve warm with spring onion garnish

*** Italian Seasoning is a spice mix which is usually a dry blend of  basil, marjoram, oregano and sage.

 

Enjoy!

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