You know this is a great recipe when Hubs announced twice “man these potatoes are good” with no mention of the Dijon mustard slathered beer brat on the other side of the plate.
Today is the day for the September Secret Recipe Club reveal. This month’s top secret mission sent me over to Louisa’s blog Living Lou. Louisa lives in Toronto and started blogging in May of 2010 at the age of seventeen. Really nice blog.
Being that I’m currently going through my “can’t take a good photo to save my life” phase, I couldn’t help but notice and be inspired by her photography. And scrolling through her recipes, I found that I had quickly made a list of twelve different things I’d like to make. How was I going to choose?
A photo of potatoes will always stop me in my tracks…
…and throw in pictures of a puppy in the same post, and…well, my mind was made up. I love, love, love that first photo of little Sophie running at full speed, ears back in determination to catch up with Louisa’s mom. The center photo, a face of confidence running towards the camera. And how about that last shot, leaning into the turn like a professional racer. And I picture Louisa laying flat on the ground to get these shots.
Sophie, Louisa’s little Yorkie/Maltese mix puppy, looks a lot like my little Yorkie Chili, when he was a pup. This is Chili and his “Cheerio Please!” face.
Potatoes and pups…I better get back to the potatoes portion of this post before I’m in trouble with the organizers of this project.
I had planned a meal of brats for this Saturday night, I thought it perfect to watch the baseball playoffs and was on the search for a simple side dish. Lou’s photo of oven fries with the ketchup in the background jumped right off the computer screen! I’ve grilled potato wedges but haven’t baked them. And I thought her simple seasoning sounded like perfect combo for the potatoes. These were delicious and I now have a go-to recipe in my database for baked fries. This no fuss recipe browned up beautifully and the flavors were delicious. Thanks for the recipe, Louisa…it’s a real keeper.
- 2 lbs potatoes, cut into wedges
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp paprika
- ¾ tsp dried parsley
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp pepper
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Toss potato wedges in olive oil. Add spices, toss to coat.
- Arrange, in one layer, on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
- A super easy, and tasty side dish or snack. I love to dip them in a lot of ketchup. Mmm!
Oven Fries…They’re What’s for a Side Dish.
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