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How to make roasted new potatoes with garlic & herbs

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New potatoes are roasted with garlic and fresh herbs for a delicious side dish. Soaking the potato chunks in cold water before roasting removes some of the starch and helps keep them from sticking to the roasting tin.
What you'll need: 
450g new potatoes
2-1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
6 fresh sage leaves, minced
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
Roasting tin
Preheat oven to 200C, gas mark 6. Scrub potatoes and cut into 2.5 cm pieces. Place in a bowl and cover with cold water. Set aside for 10 minutes.
Drain potatoes but do not blot dry. Place them in a roasting tin large enough to hold them in a single layer. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the oil and toss to coat evenly. Roast, turning once, for 30 minutes.
Crush garlic in a mortar and pestle with salt until reduced to a paste. Combine garlic paste, minced herbs and remaining 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil in a small bowl.
Remove potatoes from oven and drizzle with garlic mixture. Toss gently to distribute the seasonings. Continue roasting, turning the potatoes occasionally, until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes more.
Makes two generous servings.
Thyme and oregano can be used in place of sage and rosemary.


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