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I doubt that I had a full pound of potatoes but I used the full amount of dressing mix and it was all absorbed by the spuds. The seasoning seemed sharp when first mixed but a few hrs later everything was getting along very well and the overall flavor was more rich and full than sharp. I really like the kalamata usage here and will add fresh chopped parsley at serving time this evening. I should also mention that I didn't add any sugar or sweetener for personal preference.
Really outstanding. The cumin, cayenne and garlic were a perfect blend of spices and combined very well with the Kalamata olives. I didn't lower the amount of oil like I usually do and found it a little on the oily (and fattening:D) side so next time I make this dish I will reduce the oil. Certainly didn't detract from the taste, though. Very impressive. Going into my outstanding but easy cookbook. Thanks Janet!
The olives and lemon are really good in this. I used much less cayenne and half of a huge Meyer lemon. We ate this as a side dish and it served three (at the most).
Hubby enjoyed this .
My family really liked this. I left off the sugar - never add it to anything except desserts. Also we didn't have black olives so used green ones with pimento's. I'm sure that affected the flavour in some way so will be trying again with the proper black olives to see if it takes up that small margin to make it a five. I'll reassess my review if it does.
This is fabulous. I made this exactly as written and loved the combination of flavours. The spices work together perfectly and I love the way they coat the potatoes. The olives are an unusual addition (IMHO), but they go well in this dish too. Definately one to make again.