Moroccan Spiced Roast Potatoes

Moroccan Spiced Roast Potatoes
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 lbs potatoes, suitable for roasting
  • 4 fresh garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper (not ground)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Mince/crush the garlic and set aside in a bowl.
  2. Add the other spice paste ingredients and mix.
  3. Cover and leave for at least an hour before using, for the flavors to blend.
  4. After 30 minutes, preheat the oven to 300°F or 150°C (this is the temperature I use although my oven is fan-assisted so if yours is not, you may wish to use a slightly higher temperature).
  5. Peel and quarter the potatoes (cut larger potatoes into smaller chunks).
  6. Simmer them in a pan of boiling water for 5-6 minutes.
  7. Drain the potatoes and gently shake them in the pan to roughen the edges (this produces crispy roasties!).
  8. Put the potatoes in a roasting tray. Add the spice paste and toss to coat the potatoes completely.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes, or until done, turning halfway through cooking.
  10. Serve hot.

 

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