Rotisserie potatoes

These potatoes make a great side dish, especially for chicken.  I love to make them when we eat chicken wings and they are always a hit together.  Who doesn’t love roasted potatoes?  And the mix of spices in this recipe is hearty, slightly smoked and full of flavour.  Another quick and easy recipe for a mid week dinner!  Enjoy!  I also have a little surprise for all of you at the end of this post…

3 big potatoes
1.5 tbsp paprika
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt (to taste)

Cube the potatoes in 4×4 cm – 1.5×1.5 inch pieces.  Put them in a bowl full of cold water and set aside for at least 30 minutes.  This will make the potatoes crispier when baked in the oven.

Drain them roughly and put the wet potatoes in a baking dish with the paprika, garlic and onion powders, salt and 2.5 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil.  Mix well making sure that the potatoes are well coated with the mixture.

Bake in a preheated fan forced oven at 180°C – 350°F until the potatoes are cooked through and golden.

Rotisserie potatoes

I am delighted to tell you that MsM has been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award by Maria of Flavours of Mumbai!

Maria has a wonderful blog with amazing food.  She specialises in Indian cuisine (but not exclusively) and I sincerely suggest you to check out her delicious recipes!  THANK YOU so much Maria!!! :-)

So, here are the rules of the award:

  1. Thank the person who gave you this award.
  2. Include a link to their blog.
  3. Select 15 bloggers for the versatile award.
  4. Share 7 things about yourself.
  5. In the same post include this set of rules.
  6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on their blog.

Mmmm this is getting hard!  I have already shared quite a few things about myself… let’s see what I can come up with today!

1. I could spend all day in the kitchen.  It is my favourite room of the house!!!

2. I love planning vacations, in fact I have a drawer full of “plans”.  Some of these have already come true, some are still on stand by, but I simply cannot help it!

3. I like reading the news.  I always have my favourite online newspaper tab opened on my laptop and I often read through it in between writing my posts.

4. My friend Jill from Mad about Macarons asked me to write a few lines about her book for its second edition!  I was so thrilled and honoured that she actually asked ME.  And then it turned out that my lines where chosen to be put on the back cover with David Lebovitz and other big names.  Oh I was soooo thrilled!  By the way… Jill, congratulations again on the 2nd edition of the best book on macarons!!

5. My favourite colours are white and black (I know… boring eh??).

6. I wish I had more time to dedicate to my blog and to my blog hopping.  The truth is, I used to have more time before… my 2 year old does not nap in the afternoon any more… and her nap time was my blog hopping time!!! SIGH

7. I have always been more of a Facebook person, but since I discovered Twitter (thanks to the blog) I think I have become addicted to it!!!  HELP!

Time to pass this award forward… here goes:

Marsha from The Harried Cook

Purabi from Cosmopolitan Currymania

Sawsan from Chef in Disguise

Giulia from Alter Kitchen

Jill from Mad About Macarons

Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake!!!

Nami from Just One Cookbook

Paola from  An Italian Cooking in the Midwest

Sandra from Sandra’s Easy Cooking

Tiffany from Como Water

Tina from Pinay Cooking Corner

Fiona from Nuts About Food

Medeja from Cranberry Jam

Nydia from Mi Vida en Dulce

Katherine from Katherine Martinelli


And here goes the surprise!  Today I am guest posting for one of my favourite blogger: my friend Tina from Pinay in Texas Cooking Corner with a very special recipe!  It is a traditional Italian dish… and it involves seafood… curious???  What are you waiting for???  Go check it out at Tina’s website!!!  And say hi to her from me! :-)

THANK YOU Tina!  I had great fun writing this guest post for you and I am really honoured that you chose me to start PiTCC’s Favorite Dishes from Around The World!  Can’t wait to see what else is in store! <3

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  1. says

    Congratulations on your award Manu, you deserve it and much more :)
    I really appreciate you thinking of me, you are too kind
    I know what you mean about the lack of time as the kids grow up. My son is almost three and I really wish the day had 48 hours
    I love the potato recipe, my kids would eat potatoes every day if I let them and I think they will love this

  2. says

    Bravo on your award, Manu – and thank you so much for your sweet words and including me in your award list. Loving paprika with roasted potatoes too. Cheers to holidays, travel, cooking – black and white? Really? I thought you were so colourful too 😉

  3. says

    Thanks SO much, Manu!!! I just love blogger awards…and am honored to be among so many of my favorites! Your potatoes sound wonderful…my family would love these…simple, yet full of flavor. Now I’m off to see your guest post.

    PS…I hear ya on the time needed to network the blog…it’s impossible to keep up with it all!

  4. says

    I’m going to try this potato recipe soon (you know how much I love potatoes and all kinds of recipes!). I make similar recipes but will try with the exact recipe of yours next time.

    Congrats on your award, and Jill’s 2nd edition’s writing (not sure how you call it?)! How exciting and what an honor!

    Mine doesn’t nap either – only once in a while when they are super tired. I think we entered into a stage when we get really really busy Manu. I feel my kids’ schedule only gets busier & busier. Okay hop over to Tina’s!

  5. says

    Wow! Thanks for passing on the award, Manu! And a BIG congrats on being featured on Jill’s book cover! What an honor that is… :) Really happy for you! :) And these potatoes look really yum! I make something very similar and I just took pictures of it a few weeks ago, but never got around to posting it… You know me – savory dishes always take the back seat :) Thanks again for the award, and beautiful recipe! :) Hugs

  6. Paulo Fickel says

    Estou acompanhando seu trabalho há pouco mais de 01 mês, e estou maravilhado com a qualidade e diversidade de suas receitas. Sou chef de cozinha no sul do Brasil, com comidas asiáticas e mediterrãnea, suas receitas renovam minhas opções. Parabéns!

  7. says

    Manu, thank you so much for the award! I am so honoured… Loved the quick potato recipe: my kids would love this for sure! I loved to read these interesting facts about you…even I am a Twitter fan. I am still on a holiday (writing from Bangalore, India) and enjoying my stay here. Belated Easter to you! And yes, I loved those Easter chocolates you made!!

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