Baked Rosemary Potato Hearts

The word rosemary sounds romantic.

I cannot say the same for potatoes.

Unless…..

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…..they’re shaped like little hearts.

Then they are super romantic.

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Or maybe cute is the word, but regardless, Valentine’s Day is coming up and these would make a perfect side dish if you’re cooking dinner at home.

Or any day of the year.  Novelty-shaped food is even better when it’s unexpected.  My mom used cut my  sandwiches into very random shapes when I was little, and I ate that up (both literally and figuratively.)  It wasn’t every day, so I didn’t necessarily expect it.  But I would also never to be totally surprised when my peanut butter and jelly sandwich was shaped like a dog bone, for no reason other than Linda had a little extra time on her hands that morning.

 And if you have a small heart-shaped cookie cutter, it really doesn’t take much time.  Promise.

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Rosemary Potato Hearts

Adapted from haniela’s 

Ingredients:
  • 4 Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Rosemary
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter

2 -4 servings (2 if you only cook the heart shapes, and 4 if you cook the discarded pieces!)

Instructions:
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and boil a large pot of water. 
  • Cut the potatoes into about 1/4 inch thick slices.
  • Press the heart-shaped cookie cutter into each slice, as many times as it will fit.  (usually one or two hearts per slice)
  • Boil the potatoes in boiling water for 3 minutes, drain, and let cool.
  • Mix the potatoes with 2 tbs. olive oil, salt & pepper, and as much rosemary as you like.
  • Spread out on a baking sheet and bake on 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, shaking occasionally.   You can broil them at the very end for a quick minute or two if you want them crunchy.

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It’s weird that we symbolize love with a cartoon representation of an organ, but that’s what we do, so forget chocolate-covered strawberries, and say I love you with potato hearts.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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To some of my favorite loves:

friends

 

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