Boston Market Dill Potato Wedges with Rosemary Aioli

July 14, 2014

Boston Market Dill Potato Wedges with Rosemary Aioli


The internet is still a pretty new phenomenon. Many people did not grow up with it. We are still learning how it works and what it means.
It allows anyone with a keyboard and an internet connection the ability to share their views and opinions with a large number of people quickly and inexpensively. It allows people to connect quickly with others who share their opinions all over the world.
Take this blog for example; my intention is to share what's going on in my kitchen and sometimes what's in my head (um, because why wouldn't you want to know it?)
Since I consider myself a healthy individual - who eats right and exercises - I like to think that the food I cook is actually pretty healthy.
Still, I'm far from thinking I know what's the best way to do anything or that I have all the answers.
First off, because I know that what’s healthy for me might not be healthy or even possible for someone else. Furthermore, because I hate to pontificate, pronounce, proscribe and to be considered a food extremist.
I don’t feel the need to go around on forums, other blogs comment sections or social networks, trying to be the healthy-eating police. Telling people what and how they should eat, because I know better.
I do not fantasize that 100000s of people are spellbound by my every word and I can elevate myself to a world-class expert.

Boston Market Dill Potato Wedges with Rosemary Aioli


But I like to think that some people may get inspired by my recipes and slowly start incorporating new ways of eating and new dietary alternatives as part of a new healthy lifestyle.
Because one thing I know is when you adopt healthy eating habits - whatever those might be - you are most likely to feel your best, have tons of energy and look awesome.
That’s why I think it’s important to push the healthy-eating message.

Boston Market Dill Potato Wedges with Rosemary Aioli


In the healthy eating realm there are some foods that are considered healthy, others are kind-of-healthy and then there are unhealthy foods (i.e., junk food)
What about white potatoes? Healthy or not healthy?
This is a controversial topic.
Potatoes come packed with starch (i.e., a concentrated source of energy) and contribute a significant amount to your daily carbohydrate intake. But they are undeniably whole, real foods that don’t require much processing beyond simple heating. They also contain vitamins and minerals, which make them a beneficial addition to your diet.
If you ask a paleo follower about white potatoes, he’ll be like “Oh my gosh! Call the Paleo Police, everybody freak out!”
I personally think that potatoes should be limited if you’re trying to lose weight. But if you’re a lean and active individual few red potatoes with dinner are anything to worry about.
Paleo doesn’t have to be black and white. What works for you might be different for someone else. Just experiment with what works for you, and listen to your body. That’s my saying!

Boston Market Dill Potato Wedges with Rosemary Aioli


Anyways, when I’m craving potatoes this is one of my go-to recipes. This is sort of a copycat recipe of Boston Market Restaurant famous side dish.
Quick and easy potatoes, simple to make with just a few ingredients.
You’ll love the taste of these potatoes with a hint of garlic and dill. They’re crunchy, tasty and just fantastic.
It’s a great side dish for just about any meal and pairs well with about any meat dish. You can even prepare them a day or two ahead and heat and serve when needed. Unless you devour them all in one sitting; then it’s really not my problem.
If you read this blog regularly you know that I have slight obsession with rosemary aioli. So I’ve tried it with dill potato wedges and it’s like the bomb. Trust.

Boston Market Dill Potato Wedges with Rosemary Aioli
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Ingredients
Serves 6

Boston Market Dill Potato Wedges

8 to 10 small red potatoes
3 tablespoons butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon celery salt
2 teaspoons dill weed

Rosemary Aioli

½ cup / 2.8 oz / 80 gr mayonnaise (make your own paleo mayo with this recipe)
1 clove garlic
1 sprig fresh rosemary
½ tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions

Boston Market Dill Potato Wedges

Bring water to a boil into a pan fitted with a fan steamer, place the potatoes in the steamer and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of salt. Put a tight lid on and let them steam over a low heat, which is just needed to keep the water gently boiling until the potatoes are tender but slightly underdone. This will take about 20 to 25 minutes (depending on the size). When pierced with a thin skewer in the thickest part they should be a bit hard in the centre.
Alternatively you can boil the potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Be careful not to overcook them though.
When the potatoes are done, remove them from the steamer, place in a bowl and let cool until almost at room temperature, at least 20 minutes.
When potatoes are cool, with a sharp knife cut each potato lengthwise into 8 wedges.
Melt butter in a large skillet (preferably nonstick) over medium-high heat, add garlic and saute’ for 1 minute, until fragrant.
Arrange potato wedges, flat sides down and sprinkle with black pepper, celery salt and dill weed.
Cook until golden brown, about 5 to 6 minutes.
Using a spatula flip wedges on the other flat side and cook until golden brown, about 5 to 6 minutes.
Serve hot with rosemary aioli on the side.

Rosemary aioli

Coarsely chop garlic, and gather into a pile; sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Place flat side of knife blade on top of garlic, with sharp side of blade away from you; press down firmly while pulling knife toward you to create a paste.
Holding rosemary sprigs at their top, slide your fingers down it, to the bottom, to strip off the needles and finely chop them.
Whisk mayo, garlic, rosemary and lemon in small bowl to blend.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. (The rosemary aioli can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover with plastic and refrigerate.)

Nutrition facts

One serving of potato wedges without aioli yields 215 calories, 6 grams of fat, 36 grams of carbs and 4 grams of protein.
One serving of potato wedges with aioli yields 265 calories, 10 grams of fat, 38 grams of carbs and 5 grams of protein.

27 comments:

  1. Could you send me of those amazing potatoes for lunch today? I'd really appreciate it! ;)

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  2. Your blog is amazing, I'm totally in love! :) It's like a treasure chest with the most delicious recipes: Chocolate Covered Coconut Bites (I love coconut) Creamy Greek Zucchini Patties (too good to be true) the Fudgy Cocoa Avocado Ice-Cream (You're killing me) and the way you write about the most the ordinary things in life. Thank you for being so inspirational!

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  3. Yum! We love roasted potatoes. It is all in the moderation!!

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  4. I have a major obsession with rosemary aioli - I've been putting it on grilled chicken, veggies, burgers - you name it, and now these potatoes! I loved your writing today, there's too many rules and I think it's great when people step back and find what works for them!

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    1. Sometimes I'm like "Dude, relax. It's food, you should enjoy it!"

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  5. I am a potato fiend, so these look delicious right now! There are definitely a few too many judgmental foodies out there. I love the vegans who try to tell me 'honey isn't vegan!' when I've given them the maple syrup option as well. It's like, really? Is this what you do all day? :-P

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    1. I have come to the conclusion that yes, that's what they do all day. It's sad, but it's true!

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  6. Hi Mike, great recipe, love these potatoes and your rosemary aioli is the perfect compliment. My motto is everything in moderation.

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  7. Mike I hear you! I try to refrain from posting too much stuff related to health and fitness just because i want my blog to concentrate on food. However,fitness, exercising, eating a diversified diet in moderation, all are huge components of my life. Potatoes? yes, bring them, I just won't wolf down a huge platter, but I will enjoy a few pieces with a huge smile...

    Count me as a fan of your blog, even if I am a newcomer... ;-)

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    1. Thanks so much Sally.
      Your comments are always smart, insightful and funny. I really appreciate you take the time to do it.

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    2. Hummmm.... smart, insightul and funny.... you just placed me on top of the world. I ain't coming down.... ;-)

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  8. I think I'm in love ... with the potato wedges and this rosemary dipping sauce. On a side note, who were you cheering for in the world cup? Where you glad Germany won or hoping for Argentina?

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

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    1. I wasn't rooting for anyone in particular but I thought that Germany deserved the win in the end!

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  9. Loving Boston Market Dill Potato Wedges, can't wait to make these at home!

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  10. Ugh - confession time - I am one of those "100000s of people" who happen to find myself "spellbound by (your) every word" and I think you are pretty much an expert - and inspiration -in my books- when it comes to healthy eating and living!
    A friend once told me potatoes have tryptophan - she was in law school at that time and would always eat potato wedges with olive oil and rosemary before a big exam - she swore they helped her get a good nights sleep and be calmer.
    I haven't ever had celery salt on my potato wedges before - nor have I ever had Boston Market's potato wedges - these look fantastic Mike!

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    1. I have to make some research about tryptophan, I want to know more.
      And btw I'm a big fan of yours as well. I never miss one of your posts and I'm so thankful that you always leave awesome comments :)

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  11. Hmmm rosemary aioli, huh? I've never tried it... but if Alpha says it's good, I'm listening and need to try it immediately. Those are some great looking potato wedges man. Pinned!

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    1. Dude you've seriously never tried rosemary aioli? You need to, asap!

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  12. Yum! These look amazing! Save some for me :)

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  13. I love your views on what a real healthy lifestyle mean and the way you write about it! So inspiring!
    Also, no black or white is the way to go when it comes to healthy eating. There's nothing worse than restriction and fearing certain kinds of food! I cannot stand when people hate on potatoes, I really can't! They're natural and wholesome and DELICIOUS. There's no point on living a life without baked potato fries, duh. Especially if they look as delish as these. And that alioli??? So calling my name!
    Sorry for the rant hehehe. I have to stand up for my beloved potatoes <3

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