I have 4 boys at home with big appetites that love potatoes so I have to constantly think of new quick ways to cook potatoes. Once I started experimenting with cooking some things with coconut oil I especially loved the taste of potatoes with coconut oil. It gives food a subtle sweet undertone and browns food a little more as well. I love garlic roasted red potatoes with the skin on too.
Cooking with Coconut Oil
I love roasted vegetables in extra virgin olive oil, but potatoes are extra delicious sometimes roasted with coconut oil. They’re just a nice change and give new flavor to basic roasted red potatoes. Coconut oil used to be a no-no and “roasted” (pun intended) for it’s high saturated fat content, but in recent years the tune has changed for this delicious sweet cooking oil. See one article here. The type of saturated fat in coconut oil, medium chain can actually increase good cholesterol (HDL). It’s a bit more expensive than some other oils, but used in moderation one jar can last you quite some time.
Red Potato Perk
I love red potatoes because they have a great skin that can be left on for cooking. That’s a huge perk in my opinion for time saving purposes, nutrition and for looks. Red potato skin is full of vitamins, minerals and good fiber; see more here. Those are definite pluses in my book. They are high in calories and still a starch, so just limit your consumption as with any other starchy food if you’re watching your weight. All in all, red potatoes are a great side dish to enjoy in moderation for a balanced diet.
Give these roasted potatoes a try and comment below on how they turn out for you. Enjoy!