Paprika Potatoes


This is one of my favorite side dishes.  So much so, that I tend to eat a whole bowl after I make them so one could argue that for me, they are a main dish haha!

You can make these with any food really.  I make them with my yummy French Toast, any meat dish like chicken or steak, and also on Thanksgiving or Christmas if I have the ingredients or time.  Pairs perfectly with that honey ham *drools*


The sweetness of the paprika and roasted onions cuts through the robust flavor of garlic.   I use Red Potatoes for this recipe as they have a thinner skin and tend to cook and crisp faster than other types.   I also like the taste compared to say Russets.


Paprika Potatoes (or Paprika Breakfast Potoatoes)


-One small Onion chopped

-A small bag of Red Potatoes (if youre hand picking I’d say about 15…you can do more or less depending on how much you want)

-Oil:  Use whatever you would like..Olive oil is healthy so I’d go with that.  Veggie oil works just as well if you don’t have olive

-Small Spoon of Minced Garlic

-Paprika, Salt, Pepper to taste


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So you’re going to want to start by washing the potatoes and cutting them into small bite size pieces.  Then follow it with the onion chopped up.


Now you’re going to want to pour in a little oil, just enough to cover the potatoes and onion so that way it wont stick to the foil.   Then you are going to want to spice it up!  Put in some Garlic (minced or I didn’t have any so we ended up using some garlic salt) and then pepper and Paprika.  I use a lot of paprika because I love the taste!  I use some off brand spices from Aldi’s and then I got the Himalayan Salt (I loved that it was pink but also healthy for you!  Yay for being a girl but a healthy one!) from Food Lion for a very reasonable price!



So pop it all on…how pretty is the salt on the paprika?



So after all of the ingredients are put in, you mix it up so its all covered!



Now I get out some cookie sheets and cover with some foil.  Then if you’d like to be extra cautious, you can add a few drops of oil to the pan but I like to live on the wild side and I just tossed it all on there.  Put it into one layer so they cook faster which is why I used two trays.



I cooked these on 400 for about a half an hour.  You do have to kind of eye it based off your oven and the size of the cut up pieces. Once you are sure they are cooked all the way, turn on the Broiler.  This will add that extra crispness to it!  You do have to watch them at this point and cook them to your desired amount of crispness and not burn them!  Do not walk away hahah or the Smoke detector will sing you the song of their people.



So there you have it!  One of my favorite if not THE favorite side dishes!  So wonderful and people just can’t get enough of it!  The kids even said they were the best they’ve ever had and each time I make it they get excited before they even go into the oven!!

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