Take-out Tuesday, Perfect Roasted Potatoes

HH was complaining that fries didn’t come with his burger


Who cares about french fries right now!


I just want to sit here and enjoy the view


and the blue sky


and the perfect 80 degree day


at this fun and funky outdoor restaurant


which is basically empty on a quiet fall Friday~


When school starts and football season is in full swing


The coast belongs to the locals once more


and that’s just the way we like it


Since HH was feeling potato deprived, I decided to make him some for dinner that evening…

beach pumpkins thepaintedapron.com

Come on in the kitchen, I want to share a couple of secrets to perfect roasted potatoes that I just discovered~


I used red potatoes, fresh garlic, a sweet onion and some peppers


One of the secrets is to toss them around in a bowl with olive oil and melted butter


season well with pepper and seasoned salt


Toss gently and well~ I used my hands which was really messy, but fun!


Put the beauties on a piece of foil on a baking sheet.  I sprayed the foil with olive oil spray just to make sure nothing stuck~


Bake at 425 for 25 minutes, remove from oven and stir gently.  Set oven to 500 and return vegetables to oven for 15 more minutes.  This is the secret!  They will get lovely crisp edges and some dark places and turn into crispy yet soft heavenly bites.  Watch carefully at the end!

perfect roasted potatoes thepaintedapron.com
roasted potatoes thepaintedapron.com

Here’s the recipe, which I adapted from the Pioneer woman’s Best Breakfast Potatoes Ever


Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 4-5 red potatoes
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 orange, yellow or green pepper
  • 1 large Vidalia or sweet onion
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1 T butter
  • olive oil
  • seasoned salt pepper


  • Cut potatoes in half and then half again.
  • Cut peppers into 1-2 inch squares.
  • Cut onion in half, then cut the halves in half and half again so you have basically cut the onion into square pieces like the peppers.
  • Finely chop garlic. Melt butter in a mixing bowl in the microwave. Add 1-2 T olive oil. Add vegetables and season. Toss gently to evenly coat vegetables.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with olive oil spray. Put vegetables on baking sheet and spread into an even layer. Bake at 425 for 25 minutes. Re move and turn oven to 500. Toss veggies gently and return to 500 degree oven for 15 minutes until just starting to turn dark and crisp on the edges. Serve immediately. Makes 2-4 servings. Double quantities as needed.
Keyword easy side dish, easy, healthy side dish, roasted potatoes, roasted vegetables

We love vegetables so this recipe was 2 servings for us~


The photos were taken at The Gulf restaurant in Orange Beach,  Alabama.  It has some really fun decor and lots of  lounging areas and funky furniture. I always get ideas when I go there.  Did you see the cool chicken wire lantern on the coffee table by the orange life preservers? You can see more photos here

We are going to be going back and forth a lot this month so I wanted to have some easy fall decor around to enjoy when we’re here….  I have been playing with pumpkins….. tomorrow I will show you some easy and quick pumpkin making ideas!

beach pumpkins 2 thepaintedapron.com
burlap pumpkin thepaintedapron.com

I will be joining parties on these great blogs :

Love Bakes Good Cakes

Posed Perfection

The Style Sisters

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Rattlebridge Farm

The Tablescaper

Easy Life and Party Planning

13 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Perfect Roasted Potatoes”
  1. Mary says:

    Potatoes AND a coastal getaway, what could be better?! I remember seeing the tour of this fun place, love all the weathered nautical decor. I could happily set there and take in the scenery, even without french fries 🙂

  2. What a beautiful post, Jenna. We always felt the same way about the lake, at the end of the season. In about two weeks, we won’t be “locals” anymore. Even though we weren’t there full time, we always felt like locals.:-)

    The potatoes look wonderful!

  3. a quiet life says:

    oh how i wish our coast was like yours! i am envious of the warmth of land and water where you are, what a fun hot spot all to your selves!

  4. This coastal getaway is BEYOND adorable…men thinking ONLY with their stomachs when there is so much scenery all around♥

  5. The potatoes look so wonderful and I love the beautiful centerpiece on your table!!

  6. Joyce says:

    Oh this recipe looks so yummy! I actually have all of the ingredients in my cubby right now! I can see my dinner menu is already planned! Thanks oodles!

  7. Shawna says:

    This is the type of place my husband and I love to visit too. We live in Florida and have are favorite places that revitalize us. I went in and viewed your photos from your trip, I wish I was
    Thank you for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop.

  8. Brandi says:

    Wow, what a gorgeous view. I love your fall pumpkin display too. Your potato dish is making me hungry!

  9. Yum, they look great! Actually, I wouldn’t mind a big ole plate of them for breakfast today:@)

  10. Miz Helen says:

    I just love roasted potatoes and this recipe looks awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, and have a great weekend.
    Miz Helen

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