Roasted Potatoes with Sea Salt and Thyme

Those herb-roasted new potatoes are a tasty accompaniment to any meat dish. They are so easy to make and come out so nicely golden brown, crisp and delicious. A real crowd-pleaser! Turn the potatoes over at half-time to ensure even browning if needed, I left them unattended during cooking. Use other herbs, like rosemary, marjoram or even sage in place of thyme. I will definitely be making these again and again!
Recipe adapted from Ina Garten and Taste Food

  • 700 g Small or new potatoes, leaving skin on
  • 2-3 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly mulled black pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 4 Thyme sprigs, plus extra for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 215C/420F. Cut the potatoes in quarters and place in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Toss until the potatoes are well coated. Spread the potatoes out in a single layer on a baking tray. Scatter the thyme sprigs around the potatoes.
  2. Place baking tray in the middle rack of the oven. Roast the potatoes for an hour until golden brown and crispy. Remove the potatoes from the oven, season to taste, and serve.

I'm reposting the Pinotage Spaghetti with Arugula for a dear friend - Monet at Anecdotes and Apple Cores, who has had a really rough and difficult year. Two sweet ladies - Kate at Kate's Kitchen and Liz at That Skinny Chick Can Bake were really kind to assemble some comfort food recipes for Monet in an effort to support and show some love. I feel blessed to be part of something so special.


Unknown 24/6/11 07:00

Wow potatoes with a nice twist...looks very tempting

Belinda @zomppa 24/6/11 07:24

And perfectly seasoned to eat alone!

OohLookBel 24/6/11 07:35

Roasted potatoes and thyme are a match made in heaven. The crispy bits look especially delicious!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 24/6/11 08:05

I made a very similar potato dish yesterday. Yummy!



Santosh Bangar 24/6/11 08:05

tempting and awesome potatoes

Anonymous 24/6/11 08:29

I usually roast my potatoes with rosemary but love the idea of the thyme - yours look superb.
:-) Mandy

Gerry @Foodness Gracious 24/6/11 08:33

Sea salt makes everything happy, I say throw it on and scream YESS!! The spuds look awesome and remind me of my moms when I was a kid..

Çitra's Home Diary 24/6/11 09:08

Great and perfect twist Anggie ! ^,^ like it.. and nice picture too !

Priya Suresh 24/6/11 09:16

Flavourful and addictive roasted potatoes, feel like finishing that whole plate..

ann low 24/6/11 09:43

I just saw a crisp potatoes at Mary Moh's site and your roasted potatoes also look perfect. I think I need to buy more potatoes.. ;DD

Maris (In Good Taste) 24/6/11 10:07

Those potatoes look like a perfect accompaniment to any meal.Have a wonderful weekend.

Treat and Trick 24/6/11 11:15

Simple yet wonderful, great presentation too...

claudia lamascolo 24/6/11 12:04

Those potatoes are perfection, the color, everything love that thyme spice it makes the world of difference in flavor!

Donna-FFW 24/6/11 12:14

This looks like the MOST perfect side dish. They sound fantastic!

Beth 24/6/11 12:58

I make these potatoes all the time. They're the most delicious, easiest side dish ever! I either use rosemary or just plain salt, but thyme is a good idea too.

Anonymous 24/6/11 13:19

great dish!!! and your photos are beautiful! love your dishes!

Finla 24/6/11 13:46

I love roasted potatoes and yours look morishly delicious.

Unknown 24/6/11 14:56

I know these were good... I can tell they were crisp on the outside, tender and moist on the inside... YUM!! Love roasted potatoes!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 24/6/11 15:28

Mmm I love roasting potatoes and the seasoning sounds classic and delicious!

Raks 24/6/11 15:39

Nice recipe,love the serving bowl very much!

Mother Rimmy 24/6/11 15:54

These are perfectly roasted, and you can't beat fresh herbs can you? I have some sweet potatoes I'll be making these with. Yum!

Sutapa 24/6/11 16:49

Yummo!! New potatoes seasoned with thyme and garlic a dish one one will dare to miss!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 24/6/11 17:04

Roasted potatoes are my favorite! I love having fresh herbs in the garden again to use in dishes just like this. A delightful comfort food for your friend, Monet. I just read about her series of tragedies. So sad.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 24/6/11 17:40

Those potatoes look perfect. I can just taste them!
Sending good thoughts to your friend, the spaghetti is a beautiful dish.

yummylittlecooks 24/6/11 17:55

Those potatoes looks tasty!yum yum..

Unknown 24/6/11 18:21

Those potatoes look so good, simple and very comforting.
*kisses* HH

Vimitha Durai 24/6/11 18:35

Flavorful and yummy potato... Nice clicks...

Platanos Mangoes and Me! 24/6/11 20:41

Reminds me of my Spanish good Angie!

Puja 24/6/11 21:11

That a simple and super yummy recipe :) Loved the serving platter!
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Jackie 24/6/11 22:33

Simple, yet so delicious. I could eat the entire platter :P

Gloria Baker 24/6/11 23:28

I love roasted potatoes and these look amazing Angie, Im hungry! nice recipe! gloria

elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds 25/6/11 00:30

Angie-you have no idea how much I love potatoes...any kind, but especially roasted potatoes. I love your version of it. I made the home fired potatoes, that inspired me from the restaurant we ate at, last week.
Your photos, and recipes, always inspire me!
Much love to you, my dear friend:D

Ilke 25/6/11 01:46

That is what I have decided to make for tomorrow night's get together after seeing the picture, so well done!
Monet has had really tough year! You guys are great! Nice to do something special for her!

Joy 25/6/11 03:13

Great recipe. I love using garlic powder in almost everything.

kitchen flavours 25/6/11 04:27

These look delicious! We love potatoes! My daughter made some mashed potatoes for breakfast this morning! And she would love this as well!

Betty @ scrambled henfruit 25/6/11 05:51

I have thyme in my garden that needs a trim- these potatoes will be a perfect way to use it. :) Your pasta dish for Monet is lovely too- I love the color!

Angela 25/6/11 05:59

Roasted potatoes are such a perfect comfort food if they are made correctly. Yours look absolutely perfect.

Unknown 25/6/11 06:09

I made potatoes like this tonight for dinner but I used Rosemary for the herb, we love them roasted this way. Your photo is beautiful and the potatoes look perfectly done ;-)

Kate@Diethood 25/6/11 06:43

I would eat every last one of those potatoes! Delicious!

spcookiequeen 25/6/11 06:43

These are gorgeous Angie, your pasta nests looked delicious too. Hope you have a great weekend.

purabi naha 25/6/11 09:20

What a beautiful blog with a great look! These potatoes are going to be delishhh!!! The pasta looks amazing too. Great photography. Give me some tips, please!

jo 25/6/11 12:21

Oh wow! I love the colour of the potatoes and I bet the sea salt/thyme added to the intensity of the dish.

Joanne 25/6/11 12:56

Mmm the crispy roasted exterior on those potatoes is to die for!

Jeannie 25/6/11 15:24

The potatoes looks delicious and I am sure Monet is really cheered by all the efforts done by you and the rest of the bloggers:)

Jun 25/6/11 16:45

This is so beautiful! As a carb lover, I adore all kinds of dish that have potatoes in the. When potatoes are prepared with salt and herbs, it beats 'em all. Love the first shot.

tinyskillet 25/6/11 18:25

We just love oven roasted herbed potatoes and garlic too! Yours look amazing, and your phtos are stunning! Don't you love the simplicity of it?

Jill @ Dulce Dough 26/6/11 03:59

Your potatoes look so yummy! I love the crispy outside!

Barbara Bakes 26/6/11 06:28

Such a gorgeous golden color. They would be the star of the meal.

Sue 26/6/11 06:43

Roasted potatoes are sooo good! Your recipe sounds delicious! That's so sweet to dedicate a recipe to your friend.

Maria 26/6/11 07:05

Simple roasted potatoes or any other vegies for that matter, are just so tasty! I love using thyme or fresh rosemary, good olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper too!

damer 26/6/11 13:46

love simple meal like this! This dish is very easy to prepare. Thanks for posting this delicious recipe.

PapaCheong's 拿手好菜 26/6/11 14:39

I just want to grab a fork and dig in.


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 26/6/11 16:21

Who can resist a simple and nice recipe, immediate bookmarked.

Unknown 26/6/11 16:32

the kind of seasoning I enjoy the best since I am not a potato lover like the rest of my family = hubby and children! I have made these with garlic and rosemary - yours is a combo I must try out soon! Have a great sunday :) cheers, Priya

Angela@RecipesFromMyMom 26/6/11 17:23

I'd love to try these potatoes on the grill. Maybe I could skewer them to keep them from falling through and make it easy to turn them. They look mouth-watering!

Torviewtoronto 27/6/11 00:11

delicious looking potatoes looks wonderful

chow and chatter 27/6/11 02:36

yum can;t beat good roast potatoes

Monet 27/6/11 05:25

These are so simple and yet so delicious. I adore roasted potatoes, and I don't make them often enough. Thank you for sharing with me tonight! I wish I had time to make a batch of these now!

Priscilla - She's Cookin' 27/6/11 07:47

Simple things are best! Delicious looking crispy roasted potatoes, Angie.

grace 27/6/11 09:01

i can't say that i've ever flavored potatoes with thyme--it's always rosemary or parsley. i guess it's time (or thyme--hardy har har!) to try it!

lena 27/6/11 14:23

that garlic powder sounds like the magic ingredient here too! a very flavourful and simple potato dish!!

Cathy at Wives with Knives 27/6/11 14:58

Roasting potatoes is my favorite was to prepare them. Your photos are lovely, Angie.

Food Glorious Food! 27/6/11 18:26

This is the best and perfect way to prepare potatoes I believe... simple yet preserving the great tastes !

Rylan Ty 27/6/11 18:44

Angie, Angie!!! I am growing thyme in my garden and I have NO idea what to do with it. Thanks for this recipe, I'll give it a try and make use of my thyme. It will definitely give me some inspiration to make other dishes. And of course, your Pinotage Spaghetti is killing me!!! Is there anything you do I do not love????

Ana Helena Campbell 27/6/11 20:34

I absolutely love your blog, recipes, photos and everything! Your potatoes are so delicious looking, simple and elegant to serve, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous 27/6/11 21:13

I love the addition of thyme on potatoes, so delicious. Gorgeous photo, too. That pasta looks SO good! I must make it soon. :)

Desserts In My Kitchen 27/6/11 22:37

Hi Angie,
I am new to your food blog. You have a very nice blog here. Your photos are beautiful, and the potatoes...Yummy! Great post :)

Faith 27/6/11 23:01

There's something so simple and comforting about roasted potatoes...yours look really delicious!

Rosita Vargas 28/6/11 02:22

angie loved this recipe is extremely good and I love the Papacy are delicious, love and big hugs.

Reeni 28/6/11 03:03

I've been up to my ears in potatoes Angie, but that doesn't stop me from loving these! So crispy and good with my favorite herb!

Sweet And Crumby 28/6/11 17:45

I think I am ready for dinner now and it's only 8:45 am here! These dishes look scrumptious!

tigerfish 29/6/11 02:53

Before this, I was just at Mary's Keep Learning Keep Smiling, looking at potatoes! I want some! Some crispy roasted potatoes!

bakerbynature 29/6/11 04:36

One of my favorite side dishes for a big juicy steak; these look perfect!

Magic of Spice 2/7/11 02:38

These potatoes look them simple and roasted like this :)
And of course love the dish you prepared for the lovely Monet...

OysterCulture 4/7/11 22:33

Yum, I just made a potato salad with roasted potatoes and thyme, what a beautiful combo

Unknown 11/7/11 18:52

I pinned this recipe and am looking forward to trying it. Thank you for the anniversary wishes. :)


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