My family loves bold flavors. We make garlic dip for our potato chips, enjoy a garlicky Buttermilk Garlic Ranch Dressing, and add an extra clove of garlic to just about any dish that can take it. So when I was trying to dream up a way to dress up some roasted red potatoes, I of course turned to my friend…the garlic clove.
These roasted red potatoes are drizzled with a creamy, tangy, and yes, garlicky aioli. An aioli is a creamy mayonnaise style sauce. It can be flavored in so many ways but adding garlic is a classic way of giving aioli a delicious kick. It can be fairly addictive so make plenty of potatoes!
Roasted Red Potatoes with Garlic Aioli Recipe
Roasted Red Potatoes with Garlic Aioli
For the potatoes:
3 lb small red potatoes, unpeeled and halved
2 tlbs olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
For the aioli:
1 cup olive oil
1 egg yolk at room temperature
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbls white wine vinegar
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper
1 to 2 tbls warm water
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Toss potatoes in oil, salt and pepper. Spread onto a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for 50 minutes or until potatoes are crispy and tender.
3. Make the aioli: In a blender or stand mixer with whish attachment, add egg yolk, garlic, vinegar, salt and pepper. mix well over a medium speed. Slowly stream in olive oil until the mixture emulsifies. Add water to thin as needed. Adjust seasoning to personal preference.
4. To serve, drizzle aioli over hot potatoes.