Roasted Garlic & Onion Red Potatoes

October 11, 2012

I know that through this blog I may come across as an extrovert. In reality, I am what you would call a full-fledged introvert.

I was really shy growing up. I most always had better things going on in my imagination. If you ask my mom, she will tell you that with most conversations we have, she will have to ask, “Did you really say that, or did you just think it?”

As an introvert, I always have a lot of things going on in my head. I think and think and then rethink most situations before I react. This is a very frustrating habit, or so says Mike.

At least one night a week, I lose sleep because it is so hard to shut my brain down. Like I told you guys a month ago, I wrote an entire blog post in my head one night when I couldn’t sleep.

On days when my head gets away from me, I have to take things back to basics. I do some yoga, take a few deep breaths, and make a simple chicken breast along with some roasted garlic and onion red potatoes.

If that doesn’t do the job, there is always reality TV and a big ol’ glass of red wine.

Roasted Garlic & Onion Red Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sarcastic Cooking


  • 10 Red Potatoes cut into 8ths
  • 2 Shallots diced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic grated
  • 1 Sprig Rosemary
  • 1 Teaspoon Chopped Fresh Rosemary
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the cut red potatoes in a large bowl of ice water to soak for at least 20 minutes. This will make for crisp potatoes.
  3. After 20 minutes, drain and then pat the potatoes dry with a dish towel.
  4. Combine the red potatoes, shallot, garlic, chopped rosemary, rosemary sprig, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Mix to combine.
  5. Spread the potatoes, onions, and rosemary out on a baking sheet lined with a piece of parchment paper.
  6. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes. Take the potatoes out halfway through and give them a good mix to rearrange the potatoes.

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  • Michelle
    October 12, 2012 at 12:18 am

    I’m an introvert until you get to know me, then I sometimes can’t shut up! Well, it depends on what’s going on. I am a total pro at thinking and then rethinking and thinking again through something. I haven’t lost sleep over it…yet. I fully support red wine and trashy tv to get through the worst times!

    Potatoes, garlic, and onions are serious BFFs. They go so well together!

    • Stefanie
      October 12, 2012 at 9:11 am

      Introverts Unite!!!

  • Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out
    October 11, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Mmmmm roasted potatoes are my fave. Can’t do better than that.

    • Stefanie
      October 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      No need to say much more.

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    October 11, 2012 at 11:31 am

    There there my lil introvert, it shall all be OK 😛

    I’m a major extrovert, but have always been drawn to introverts. When I was little I think I was fascinated lol.

    These potatoes look amazing! I love roasted garlic & onions & potatoes!

    • Stefanie
      October 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      Hahaha! Were you thinking, “How could somebody be that quiet?”