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PERFECTLY CRISPY ROASTED POTATOES, EVERY TIME by Lindsey | Dolly and Oatmeal


hands down potatoes are best in the summer. unlike the winter varieties, they’re fresh, and tiny, and delicate. and they make for the most tender insides and offers the most crisp skin provided you cook them in the right way. i’m sure the technique i’m about to wax poetic about has been used time and time again, but i wanted to share it in case there’s anyone out there reading this that hasn’t tried it before.

perhaps this recipe is more of a weekend dish, as the technique adds one extra step, and therefore adds some more time. but i guarantee you, the extra time will be worth it! so what do we do?

  1. we par-boil the potatoes - whole. i’ve tried boiling them cut, but in the end i found that it adds too much moisture which takes away from how crispy they could potentially get.

  2. then we let the potatoes cool completely, then cut them into quarters. (if you really have the time, let them cool, then refrigerate them overnight and cooked the potatoes the next day.)

  3. next comes the roasting. i’ve found that spraying parchment with avocado or olive oil then laying the potatoes in an even layer, then spraying their tops and sides to be best. otherwise you run the risk of adding too much oil, which can also take away from their crispness.

  4. let them cool for at least 10 minutes before you serve them. as the potatoes cool slightly their skin becomes a bit more crisp.

and that’s it! i really hope you all give this recipe a try, it’s definitely been a game changer around here!

happy august, everyone. i hope this last month of summer is especially good to you! xo.



perfectly crispy roasted potatoes, every time | v & gf

i prefer to use baby yukon gold potatoes here, but red or purple potatoes would be great here too. i still have yet to try fingerling potatoes, but have a feeling they would be delicious too!

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| serves 4 as a side |

  • 1 pound new potatoes (see notes above)

  • fine sea salt

  • avocado oil spray (or olive oil spray)

  • flaky sea salt

tuscan-style potatoes:

  • leaves from 2 sprigs rosemary, minced

  • leaves from 3 sprigs oregano, minced

  • zest from 1/2 lemon

  • 1 clove garlic, grated over a microplane or minced

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • salt & freshly ground pepper



method

  1. place the potatoes in a large pot with a few fat pinches of salt; cover them with about an inch of cold water. bring the potatoes to a boil, then turn heat down to a steady simmer, and cook for roughly 8-10 minutes, until a potato pierced with a sharp knife slides off the blade. strain the potatoes and let them cool completely.

  2. preheat the oven to 450°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. once the potatoes are cool, slice them into quarters (or halves, depending on their size). spray the parchment paper with a layer of oil, and place the potatoes in a single layer, making sure they’re not touching. spray the tops and sides of potatoes and place in the center of the oven. bake 30-35 minutes, flipping them every 15 minutes, until their edges are lightly golden and crisp.

  4. remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes, liberally add flaky sea salt then serve.

  5. to make tuscan-style potatoes: in a small bowl, combine the minced herbs, lemon zest, garlic, and olive oil. season with salt and pepper. after the potatoes have cooled for 10 minutes, toss in the tuscan seasoning, taste and adjust salt, if needed. then serve immediately.


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SUMAC-ROASTED VEGGIES W/ TAHINI YOGURT (+ SOME NEWS!) by Lindsey | Dolly and Oatmeal


we’re just gonna start with the news, because i’m so excited to finally share it with you! 🎉WE’RE HAVING A BABY!🎉 baby love #2 is on the way, and HE(!!!) is due late this summer!! another little guy will be making us a family of 4 (5, if you’re like us, and count your pup as a child) and while initially i was in a state of shock at the thought of another boy, i am so excited at the idea of he and amesy being best little buds. we thought for sure that it was a girl. i had it all figured out that between both of our immediate families, the siblings have been girl/boy. this will be the first on either side where there are 2 boys. so it just goes to show that genetics only go so far, i suppose.

this pregnancy has been pretty good to me so far. my first trimester was all nausea all the time, but aside from that it was quite easy. and i’m so grateful. i never shared this before, but during my first trimester with amesy i was put on bed rest for about 6 weeks. i had a subchorionic hemorrhage, which is essentially an active bleed in the gestational sac. it was quite sizable and the bedrest was to prevent the hemorrhage from rupturing. it was probably the scariest thing i have ever gone through, but thank goodness amesy made it out of that first trimester, and i went on to have a very healthy pregnancy after that. needless to say, this time around i was was convinced it would happen again (apparently it’s common to have it again if you’ve had it before), but luckily we made it through this first trimester with zero sign of any bleed.

with all the worry of the first trimester aside, my mind is feeling a bit more at peace. we’re beginning to plan some things, some for baby, but mostly for amesy. i’m trying to think of everything i can to make this as easy a transition for him. which has translated to him moving into a big boy bed, starting the beginnings of potty training, and all that fun stuff! but in all honesty, i worried about so much in my pregnancy with amesy, that this time around i’m really just trying to take it all in stride, and just grateful for every day that i get to carry and care for this babe.

so where am i going with all this? and why am i celebrating this news with roasted veg? basically because i haven’t been able to stomach roasted anything for close to 3 months, and i’m finally able to enjoy roasted veggies once again. and more than that, i paired my favorite medley of fresh veg with my ultimate go-to (pregnant or not): dairy-free tahini yogurt. it’s the kind of sauce that you want to pour over everything, sop up with any scrap of bread you can find, or just eat it with a spoon. it’s that good. and if you’re on the other side of the world where it’s still hot and you have a plethora of tomatoes and cucumbers you could make this version that i posted the other day on instagram. like i said, the possibilities are endless with this sauce.

wishing you all a beautiful week ahead!



sumac-roasted veggies w/ tahini yogurt | v & gf

you could use this sauce in so many applications, but my favorite for this time of year is to brighten up roasted winter vegetables. there’s a good bit of punch and tang in the sauce, so it’s the perfect thing enliven winter meals (especially late winter meals). i used baby potatoes, red onion, and a mix of broccoli and romanesco, but feel free to use your preferred assortment of vegetable, you really can’t go wrong.

here are my favorite brands of dairy free yogurt to use here:

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| serves 4 |

tahini yogurt

  • 1/3 cup tahini

  • 3/4 cup plant-based unsweetened plain yogurt (preferably greek-style)

  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 clove garlic, grated on a microplane

  • salt

  • water to thin

sumac-roasted veggies

  • 1 lb. new potatoes or fingerling potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges

  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil, divided

  • 3 teaspoons ground sumac

  • salt & fresh ground pepper

  • 1 head broccoli or romanesco (or 1/2 broccoli, half romanesco), cut into bite size pieces

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley

  • crumbled vegan feta or mozzarella, to top



method

  1. make the tahini-yogurt. in a large bowl, whisk together the tahini, yogurt, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, garlic, a few pinches salt, a few grinds of pepper, and 1 tablespoon water. taste and add more lemon juice, salt, and water if needed. (if you’re looking to smear the bowl with the yogurt sauce, then i would suggest not adding as much water, you want it thick enough for it not to run down the sides of the bowl.) pour the sauce into a lidded jar or container and store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

  2. roast the veggies. preheat oven to 400°F, and line baking sheet with parchment paper. in a large mixing bowl, combine the potatoes and onions with 1 1/2 tablespoons oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons sumac, and a fat pinches of salt. toss together until everything is even combined. spread the veggies out evenly into the baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes (the potatoes will be lightly golden). while the potatoes and onion are cooking, add the broccoli or romanesco to your mixing bowl, and add the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons sumac, and another good pinch of salt. toss it all together until combined. pull the potatoes from the oven, and add the broccoli (or romanesco) to the tray. roast for another 8-10 minutes, until the broccoli (or romanesco) is tender; and the potatoes and onions are lightly browned and edges are crisp.

  3. let the veggies cool slightly while you prepare your bowl. if you’re smearing your bowl with sauce (alternatively, you could serve the roasted veggies with a side of sauce), add half the sauce to a large shallow bowl, and use a large spoon to spread the sauce into the bottom and sides of the bowl,. add the veggies to the center. top with the chopped mint, chopped parsley, and crumbled vegan cheese (if using).


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(VEGAN) HASSELBACK POTATO & SHALLOT GRATIN by Lindsey | Dolly and Oatmeal


i’m going to keep this short since i think we can all agree that potatoes - especially creamy potatoes - speak for themselves. essentially, this dish is a combination of the thin slices of hasselback potatoes, combined with the creaminess that is a potato au gratin. there’s a sauce that includes almond milk simmered with garlic, and mixed with soaked cashews, some nutritional yeast, and a couple other pantry goods. it smothers said potato slices, and then is topped with vegan cheese shreds. it’s a pretty easy dish to compile, and quite inexpensive as well, if i may add. the most labor intensive part comes when you arrange the potatoes and shallots vertically in your pan, other than that, it’s a pretty smooth ride for something so delicious :)

this pot of potatoes could possibly feed a small army, or some very hungry guests at your thanksgiving or holiday table. i’ve included some recipe notes below that may answer some questions. i truly hope you get the chance to make this one, it’s so good :)

happy days, friends. xo!



HASSELBACK POTATO & SHALLOT GRATIN | v/gf

notes -

  • using a mandolin is your best bet here. it streamlines the process, and gives you even slices and guarantees even cooking.

  • vegan cheese tip - if there’s a preferred shredded vegan cheese brand you like, go for it. however, i prefer using miyoko’s vegan mozzarella. the flavor is on point, and it melt, bubbles, and browns like dairy-based cheese. the only down side is that it’s super soft. while you could definitely crumble the cheese, i like throwing it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, then using the large holes on box grater.

  • this dish is best made the day of. unfortunately it tends to dry out if you make it ahead and try to reheat (i haven’t tried to reheat leftovers in the microwave, however. let me know if you try!).

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cream

  • 3/4 cup cashews, soaked for at least 3 hours or overnight, drained and rinsed

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk

  • 5 cloves garlic

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt

  • a few cracks fresh pepper

  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

potatoes & shallots

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • salt & pepper

  • 4-5 lbs (about 6-8) russet potatoes, peeled

  • 5 shallots

  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme, plus more for garnish

  • 4 ounces shredded vegan cheese



method

  1. preheat oven to 325°F.

  2. make the cream. combine the almond milk, garlic, salt and pepper in a small saucepan. bring to a simmer, and whisk frequently, until the garlic cloves are tender, about 12-15 minutes. let cool for about 10 minutes.

  3. pour the almond milk mixture into the container of an upright blender. add the cashews, nutritional yeast, dijon, and vinegar. blend on high until everything is creamy and smooth, about 45 seconds. taste and adjust any seasonings (keep in mind: the sauce will be quite salty, that’s ok since we don’t season the potatoes). set aside.

  4. oil the bottom and sides of a 3 - 3 1/2 quart baking dish, braiser, cast iron pan, etc. sprinkle the bottom with coarse sea salt, a couple cracks of fresh pepper, and a few thyme sprigs.

  5. using a mandolin (or if you have really great knife skills, a sharp knife), carefully slice the potatoes and shallots very thin, about 1/8-inch thick. fan the potatoes out vertically, making your way from the edge of the pan into the interior as you go. wedge the shallot slices between the potatoes. you want everything to cook evenly, so pack them, but not too tightly. sprinkle over the remaining thyme, then evenly spread the cheese over top as well.

  6. cover tightly with parchment paper, and then with foil. carefully transfer to the oven and bake for 60-80 minutes, until potatoes are tender. remove the parchment and foil and increase the heat to broil. broil until the cheese is lightly browned in spots and bubbling, about 5-10 minutes.

  7. remove from the oven and garnish with more thyme. let the potatoes cool for 20-30 minutes before serving.


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