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December 5, 2014

Garlic Potato Christmas Trees

Garlic Potato Christmas Trees ~ Festive looking and very Garlicky with a hint of Rosemary ~ perfect side dish for #Christmas !

Baby Potatoes are one of my favorite potatoes and these Garlic Potato Christmas Trees are just too cute not to share.

So simple, but it looks wonderfully Festive and ever so Merry Christmas.  I had seen something similar on a local magazine's site, but the actual recipe was not so much to my liking.

Garlic Potato Christmas Trees ~ Festive looking and very Garlicky with a hint of Rosemary ~ perfect side dish for #Christmas !

I decided to make one of my stand-by recipes, which I just about always use when I want simple, delicious Baby Potatoes.  Garlic and Rosemary always make a nice combo, especially when cooking or baking potatoes - baby or plain potatoes.

Our store was sold out of the usual nice Baby Potatoes and I had to settle for less, but it does not matter, the potatoes were still delicious and I think kids would love to see them on their plates at Christmas.

I only sliced the bottoms off a few of the Baby Potatoes {to form the base}, as most of them stayed upright even with the second potato stuck on top.  Tip : use short but firm Rosemary sprigs to insert on the top, then everything will be done in a matter of minutes. {the Sprigs do not go straight through both Baby Potatoes - the toothpick keeps them together}

Garlic Potato Christmas Trees
Inspiration found HERE

INGREDIENTS:

16 Baby Potatoes, scrubbed clean, pricked once or twice with a fork
3 t Fresh Garlic, crushed or sliced
2 t Dried Rosemary
Salt, to taste
2 - 3 TB Avocado Oil, plain  {or Olive Oil}
Fresh Rosemary Sprigs

Coarse Maldon Salt

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Place the Baby Potatoes in a medium saucepan - add the Fresh Garlic, Dried Rosemary and Salt - cover with Water and cook until just done - remove from heat, drain and let cool slightly.
2.) Meanwhile, pre-heat the oven to 200 deg C (400 deg F) - spray an oven dish with cooking oil.
3.) If necessary, slice off the bottom, of half the Baby Potatoes to form a base - skewer with a toothpick and top with another [not sliced] Baby Potato - arrange on the prepared oven dish and drizzle with the Oil - bake 15 - 18 minutes or until golden and slightly crispy - remove from the oven when done.
4.) Stick a Fresh Rosemary Sprig into the top of each Baby Potato.

 Serve immediately, sprinkled with coarse Maldon Salt.

Garlic Potato Christmas Trees ~ Festive looking and very Garlicky with a hint of Rosemary ~ perfect side dish for #Christmas !


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By Stephanie Lynn      

15 comments:

  1. I love this idea! Potatoes with rosemary are a favorite of ours.

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  2. What a great idea for Christmas dinner. Your Potatoes with Rosemary are just adorable and festive. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  3. This is so cool! Also, wanted to let you know about a link party on Wednesday on my blog - hope to see you there! Can't wait to party with you @ https://homeschoolapalooza.wordpress.com

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  4. This is adorable. I can imagine adding faces to trick picky kids into eating them :)

    Visiting from the Totally Terrific Tuesday linkup.

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  5. Oooohhhhhh, I so love new potato ideas, and I love that these can be made and served in a festive way. Love garlic and salt!!! Yummy

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  6. Cute little trees. Sometimes dressing up food seems to encourage the kids to eat it. Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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  7. Oh, I love baby potatoes too. They just taste soooo much better for some reason don't they. What an adorable way of serving them....love it.

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  8. Linda, these are so eye-catching! I know they must be delicious- oven roasted potatoes are the best. I adore fresh rosemary, and it's the perfect Christmas garnish. Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)

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  9. The potato trees would be a hit on any table. Thank you for sharing them at Make It Monday.

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  10. Can't go wrong with garlic and rosemary potatoes! These are so cute, Linda. I think I may make these for Christmas dinner.
    Thanks for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo.

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  11. I'm totally in love with this! Yummy! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party, and I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you!
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  12. Hello!! Just wanted to let you know I will be using this in a round up (posting soon) from the Teach Me Tuesday party! Very much appreciate you linking up with us ;)

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  13. very cute, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop pinning.

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  14. These are adorable! Merry Christmas!

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