Monday, June 13, 2011

Secret Recipe Club

One of my favorite things about participating in a blog hop is the new friends you meet. Secret Recipe Club introduces you to new blogging friends and new recipes! Here's how it works, each month you're assigned another person's blog, you choose a recipe from their blog and post about! Can you keep a secret? If you're going to participate in Secret Recipe challenge, you have to! You can't reveal the blog or the recipe until the posting date! How fun is that!! Secret Recipe Club is the creation of Amanda at Amanda's Cooking!

This month I was assigned the blog, Haggis and the Herring! Haggis and the Herring is a husband and wife blog team who feature "tasty recipes tested in our kitchen – drawing from flavours around the world including our English, European, Mediterranean and South-Asian food experiences." There were so many recipes to choose from, it was hard to narrow it down to just one.

We love roasted potatoes, so after much deliberation, I chose Crunchy Roasted Potatoes and Carrots. In this recipe you boil the potatoes and carrots before roasting. I've seen lots of recipes where you boil potatoes before deep frying them. I cut my potatoes into large chunks instead of a dice. I used 1/2 regular paprika and 1/2 smoky paprika. Mine didn't get very crunchy but maybe that's because I made them on a silpat instead of parchment? We really enjoyed these, they were just a little spicy with a lot of flavor.




Crunchy Roasted Potatoes and Carrots
by Daniel Saraga November 3, 2010
Courtesy of The Haggis and The Herring

Serve it as a side or eat it alone for the pure comfort-food value.
Ingredients
5 or 6 potatoes, diced, (peeled, optional)
2 carrots, peeled and sliced into 3/4" rounds
3-4 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
to taste salt

Instructions
1. Boil potatoes and carrots in salted water until soft (15-20 minutes).2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.3. Drain and run potatoes and carrots under cold water for 2-4 minutes, drain again and let dry for 2-3 minutes.4. In a small bowl, mix oil, paprika, cayenne and a pinch of salt.5. Toss potatoes and carrots in oil mixture and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.6. Roast for 30-45 minutes, until outside is golden and crispy.
Details
Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 10 mins Yield: 6 servings



20 comments:

  1. Great choice for this month's event - my kids love roasted vegetables and this one has a little kick to it!

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  2. What a great side dish, Julie. Daniel has really good eating on his blog and I love what you chose.

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  3. The potatoes and carrots look so good, I love that it has spice!

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  4. Sounds like a fun blog and I love the recipe!

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  5. Beautiful photo. The smoky paprika is an excellent addition!

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  6. These look great Julie! Glad you enjoyed the SRC.

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  7. Yum, this looks like a super delicious side dish! :)

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  8. Wow look at all these recipes! I just want to stuff my face please!

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  9. Those potatoes and carrotes look so good! I am enjoying the secret recipe club too. I'm your newest follower.
    Katie
    PS- I host a recipe swap every Wednesday and I'd love for you to come and share something :)

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  10. Love this idea - so fun!

    I have never used smokey paprika - will have to try it!

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  11. My family loves roasted potatoes too. Your way of making them sounds so much better than ours.

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  12. I love fixing them this way, but I never thought of adding carrots, or those spices. Will have to try that!

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  13. Great looking potatoes :-). Who would not love this dish!

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  14. I'm enjoying my first month in the Secret Recipe Club and checking out all the blogs and recipes and your potato & carrots look like a recipe I need to make, delish!

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  15. Neat; I've never thought of roasting carrots, nor mixing them with potatoes. Thanks for choosing such an interesting recipe! :)

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  16. Looks like you've chosen once again, Julie! This would pair well with just about anything. I'm anxious to try it.

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  17. Those veggies look perfectly seasoned and delicious...yum! Perfect pick for SRC :)

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  18. That would be a super side with almost anything. Sounds so good.

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  19. This sounds so delicious. I'm sure the roasting brought out some great sweetness with the carrots! I love how diet friendly this is too!

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  20. How disappointing that they didn't turn out very crisp. :( They look delicious though!

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