Littlemafia's Gypsy Potatoes

"Another- one of the many - way of making potatoes.From "Death Warmed Over" by Lisa Rogak"
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Ready In:


  • 12 cup olive oil
  • 2 lbs red potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons caraway seeds
  • 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature (1/2 stick)
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Pour oil into a roasting pan and heat in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven.
  • Spread potatoes over the bottom of the pan.
  • Return to oven and roast, uncovered, for1 hour, until the potatoes are crisp on the outside and tender inside.
  • A few times during the baking, shake the pan to toss the potatoes so they brown evenly.
  • Add caraway seeds and butter and mix well to melt the butter and coat the potatoes with the seeds.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. --.

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  1. These were great little potatoes. We love red potatoes and I am always looking for new ways to fix them. The caraway seeds add a nice rustic flavor that we enjoyed. Went well with recipe #240523 #240523 by Vicki in CT. Made and reviewed for ZWT 6 - Seasoned Sailor and his Sassy Sirens.
  2. The basic way of cooking the potatoes is spot on though I did divert with the butter and caraway seeds (I only used 1 tablespoon of seeds, which was enough for us to give a taste without being overpowering) and taking into family tastes I mixed the butter and caraway seeds and melted them in the microwave and drizzled over the potatoes of those that were willing to try and put the excess on the table (which some used to put over their steamed vegetable). thank you littlemafia for a new way to present roast potatoes, made for Aussie/Kiwi Swap #37 February 2010.
  3. Incredible potatoes, littlemafia. We enjoyed this tasty dish very much. Even my picky dh loved them...I will definitely make these tender, flavorful babies again. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. :)
  4. Easy, tasty way to dress up potatoes! Loved the flavor of the caraway seed. I halved the recipe and didn't bother peeling the potatoes. They were great with a pork roast. Thanks for this keeper!
  5. 5 stars for this simple and quick side dish, or I guess u could serve them as a light lunch on their own. My family really enjoyed these! Made and revir=iewd for the Aus/NZ January recipeswap 2010 ;-)


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