Perfectly roasted baby potatoes are finished off with decadent brown butter and crispy sage for an easy, but elegant Thanksgiving side dish!
Welcome to a new week, friends! Did you have a fun-filled weekend?
Mine wasn’t really “fun-filled”, but half of it was productive! Saturday was pretty much a lazy day, but we did venture out in the afternoon in an attempt to wash Kyle’s car. I say attempt because the car never actually got washed. We started out at the Royal Farms that is closest to our house – if you buy a car wash when you get gas for the car, you get a discount on the gas. The machine prints out a voucher with a code to use at the automatic car wash. Easy enough, right?
We fill up with gas, get the code, and drive over to the car wash. Closed for maintenance. Ok, fair enough… we will just go to another Royal Farms. The next one with a car wash is about 15-20 minutes away. No biggie since we aren’t doing anything else and can stop at Dunkin’ for coffee.
We go to Dunkin’ first and the ordering goes like this:
Kyle: Hi, can I get a medium caramel iced coffee and a medium decaf caramel latte?
DD worker: Ok, so you want a decaf caramel iced coffee and an iced caramel latte?
Kyle: No a regular iced coffee and a deaf caramel latte.
DD worker: regular coffee and a decaf iced coffee?
Kyle: No. (long pause) Let me just start over.
He proceeds to recite the order again and all goes well this time. Once we pulled up to the window to pay, the girl working apologized for the confusion and thanked us for our patience. We certainly weren’t mad or anything… I just couldn’t stop laughing! Listening to it all was just too funny.
We continue on to get the car washed. We pull up to a new Royal Farms and go straight to the car wash, type in the code, and wait. The machine recites “code is invalid”. Apparently the codes are specific to each gas station, so it wouldn’t work at this one. Fair enough. We will just pay for the car wash and use the other voucher another time.
We pull into the car wash and the brushes start flapping around the car, but there’s no water or soap. I looked at Kyle and said “isn’t there supposed to be soap and water by now?” At that point we both busted out laughing.
Finally the water starts spraying out, but it only lasted for a few seconds before the buzzer went off and the dryer came on. We just paid $8 for a dry brushing of the car and a few seconds of water.
At this point I’m in tears from laughing so hard!
Kyle goes into the gas station and explains what happened. Since he didn’t have a receipt from the car wash, they couldn’t refund the money paid, but she offered to give him a voucher for another car wash. So, now we have 2 vouchers for 2 different Royal Farms car washes that aren’t working, plus Kyle’s car is still dirty. ???
Ok, let’s quickly talk about roasted potatoes. Who doesn’t love a crispy roasted tater?
These are amped up a bit for Thanksgiving. Don’t worry, though! They are still super easy to make. All you have to do is roast up some baby potatoes or fingerling potatoes, brown some butter with garlic and sage and then toss it all together.
If you loved roasted potatoes before, you’re really going to love them now! I could not stop eating these. I almost ate the whole pan!
Now, if you want these to be dairy-free or Whole30 you can leave out the brown butter and just fry up the sage in some olive oil. You could even use sweet potatoes if you want this to be Paleo, or if you just prefer sweet potatoes!
Have a great week ladies and gents! ✌?
- 3 lbs. Baby Potatoes, or fingerling potatoes
- 1 Tablespoon Extra-Light Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
- 10 Sage Leaves
- Preheat the oven to 425º.
- Cut the baby potatoes in half and place them in a large bowl. Drizzle in the olive oil and season very generously with salt and pepper. Toss well. If the potatoes seem too dry, add some additional olive oil.
- Lay the potatoes, cut side down, on a baking sheet in an even layer.
- Roast the potatoes for 15-20 minutes, or until crisp and tender.
- Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepot over medium-low heat. Once melted and foaming, add in the sage leaves. Continue cooking the butter until golden brown and smells nutty. Remove from the heat and remove the sage leaves to drain and crisp up on paper towels.
- Toss the cooked potatoes with the brown butter and crumble the sage over top just before serving.