Spicy Oven Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
A super easy side dish recipe, these fingerling potatoes are oven roasted with chili oil, thyme, garlic and spicy chili flakes until fork tender. Let’s get cooking!
I have a SUPER EASY recipe for you today, my friends. It’s that time of year when we ALL need some easy recipes, right? Holiday stuff, shopping, party planning, menu building, book writing, screenplay outlining, whoa! Yeah, stuff is happening around here. Easy is good sometimes.
I was working on my new cookbook, which will include a recipe for spicy pan seared lamb chops – DELISH, btw!! – and wanted a VERY EASY side dish to go with them. Lucky for me, I had a small bag of fingerling potatoes I had snatched up from my latest trip to the grocery store.
Potatoes are awesome, aren’t they? We always love a good potato side dish, but fingerlings are cool in a different sort of way. I mean, just look at them. They’re kind of cute, right? Thin, tiny little elongated potatoes that look a bit like they’ve formed in the outer reaches of our solar system.
Because they are smaller, they cook up much more quickly than larger baking potatoes, and you can fit a whole bunch of them in a cast iron pan.
They are CRAZY EASY to make, too, which I believe I’ve already mentioned once or twice. Almost as easy as making the lamb chops.
Seriously, just take your fingerling potatoes and set them into a large bowl. Drizzle a bit of chili oil over them and toss them to get an even coating of oil.
Sprinkle in fresh chopped thyme, spicy chili flakes, granulated garlic and salt and pepper. With potatoes, you can go heavy on the seasoning if you’d like. No worries. They can take it. Find yourself some good and spicy chili flakes. I make my own every year from peppers I grow in my garden. You can learn how here – How to Make Homemade Chili Flakes – though your popular red pepper flakes that you find in the store are perfectly acceptable for this recipe.
Transfer the potatoes to a roasting pan and roast them in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F.
BOOM! That’s it!
Drizzle on a bit more oil, a few more chili flake shakes, a bit more salt and pepper, a smattering of fresh herbs and there you go. Really, it’s a super simple side dish to accompany any of your amazing spicy meals, and there is just enough of a kick from the chili oil and chili flakes.
And you know, they look sort of fancy, too. Impress your dinner dates! Get yourself some fingerling potatoes today. And chili flakes. I hope you enjoy them!
— Mike H.
- 1 pound fingerling potatoes rinsed
- 2 tablespoons chili oil + more for serving
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped thyme
- 1 tablespoon spicy chili flakes
- 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh chopped herbs for serving
Heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Toss the potatoes in a bowl with the oil, thyme, chili flakes, garlic and a bit of salt and pepper. You can be generous with the salt.
Add the potatoes to a baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until they are softened.
Drizzle with extra chili oil, a bit more salt and pepper. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and serve!