Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

Prep: 20-25 minutes Cook: 1 hour

Serves:4-6

By Tiffany Hobson

Ingredients

  • 11 Yukon potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 20 carrots, peeled and cut into rough chunks
  • 1 yellow onion, cut into rings
  • 1-2 roasted garlic heads
  • 4-5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/2-1 tbsp bouquet garni
  • fresh ground pepper
  • sea salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the potatoes on the bottom of a large glass baking dish with the carrots and onions on top. In a separate bowl, mix 4 cups of vegetable broth, roasted garlic (see bellow), poultry seasoning and bouquet garni. Pour the mixture over the vegetables. Cover with a silicone baking mat. Bake for 45 minutes. Take the silicone mat and add more vegetable broth, if needed. Bake an additional 15-20 minutes. If desired, add salt and pepper to taste.

Note: This dish is a staple in my house. I sometimes use a variety of potatoes (such as Yukon, Russets, purple, etc.) to vary the flavor. If you do this, make sure you cut the potatoes in a way that they all cook together evenly. I always use poultry seasoning, but I will change up my herbs. Thyme, marjoram and oregano are beautiful in this dish.

Roasted Garlic
Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 1-2 hours
3-5 heads garlic, excess paper removed and the tops cut off
3/4-1 cup vegetable broth

There are two ways you may make this:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place the broth in a small bowl. With the exposed side of the garlic tops, soak them in the broth for a few minutes. When finished, place them in a small baking pan and pour the remaining broth over the tops. Cover with a silicone baking mat, and bake for 1 hour. The garlic should look "burnt".

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. The garlic will take longer to cook, about 1 1/2 - 2 hours. I have found if you cook the garlic longer it brings out a fuller flavor.

Save any left over roasted garlic in a covered dish in the refrigerator for other uses.