Monday, February 20, 2012

What's For Dinner? Roasted Potatoes and Tomatoes

Sunday night was our first Gluten Free dinner and it was truly Gluten Free, not Lite and it was a hit! Everything on this menu was natually Gluten Free, I didn't use any tricks.

I took a pork tenderloin and sliced it into Medallions then placed them on a baking sheet and baked at 450 for about 8 minutes, flipped them over then baked for another 8 minutes. This was much easier than doing them in batches in the cast iron skillet but I like the flavor from the skillet better.

We had salad, taking care to make sure Heidi's dressings didn't have gluten in them, and cottage cheese.

Our main side dish was Roasted Potatoes and Tomatoes which I adapted from a recipe I found on Food Networks site.

What you need:
3 pounds red potatoes
1 pint cherry tomatoes
4 tablespoons olive oil
6 smashed garlic cloves
3 tablespoons Italian seasoning
Salt and Pepper to taste

Heat your oven to 450 degrees a baking sheet in the oven so the baking sheet gets hot.

Wash the potatoes then slice lengthwise into eighths. Place in a large bowl.

Rinse the cherry tomatoes and add to the potatoes.

Add in the olive oil, smashed garlic cloves, Italian Seasoning, and Salt and Pepper. Toss lightly until the seasonings and oil are evenly distributed.

Remove your hot baking sheet from the oven and spread the potato mix evenly on the sheet. It will sizzle a bit which is kind of fun!

Roast for 15 minutes then flip the potatoes and bake for another 15 minutes. Stab the potatoes with a fork to test for doneness. If the fork slide easily then they are done.

Serve warm. This recipe makes a full baking sheet full of potatoes which was a good side dish for the seven people in my house. If you are only cooking for two to four then use one and a half pounds of potatoes and half everything else but keep the full pint of cherry tomatoes.

I was surprised by how good the tomatoes were! This dish was very easy and a keeper for the recipe binder. Prep was about 10 minutes and the roasting process is about 30 minutes.

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