Moroccan Potatoes are an easy side with authentic flavor for your next roast dinner. Don't eat plain boring roasted potatoes, try this flavor explosion instead!
Who doesn't like roasted potatoes? Truthfully, I'm not a huge fan of traditional roast potatoes, but this Moroccan Crispy Roasted Potatoes recipe is delicious! I love Middle Eastern spices, such as cumin or spicy Harissa. Sometimes you just need a change from plain roasted potatoes and carrots! It's a perfect accompaniment with my Roasted Chickpea Salad or Garbanzo Bean Salad, completing the sides of a Mediterranean dinner!
How to make Crispy Roasted Potatoes
This is an easy recipe that simply requires coating the potatoes in olive oil and Mediterranean spices. It's the Moroccan spices that make this potato recipe a standout. Cumin, Paprika, Turmeric, lots of fresh garlic. If you can find Harissa paste, make sure you add that for a spicy kick. Harissa paste is made from Africa roasted peppers mixed with garlic, caraway and coriander seeds and cumin for a flavorful taste.
I just mix in all the spices and liquid ingredients together in a glass measuring jug and pour over the peeled potatoes. Toss them and place into a roasting try. About halfway through the roasting, just turn them over using a spatula or spoon. Some recipes require extra steps like par-boiling the potatoes. You could parboil, however, it adds time, and I just want great tasting roast potato that's quick and easy to make.
To make your roasted potato recipe more interesting, just add extra vegetables. Toss the peeled vegetables to roast together with the potatoes. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro or with parsley when serving.
- Cut all your potatoes the same size for even roasting
- Use fresh garlic, not garlic paste for better flavor
- Add extra veggies, like carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, or even cauliflower
Everyone is going to love these Moroccan Roasted Potatoes, jam packed with Moroccan spices and optional spicy Harissa! No par-boiling, just crispy roasted on a baking sheet, perfect with your roast chicken dinner, a tagine meal or your next holiday feast! Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
Moroccan Crispy Roasted Potatoes
Moroccan Roasted Potatoes are so easy to make. A perfect side dish of crispy roasted potatoes, jam packed with spices like cumin, paprika, turmeric and optional spicy Harissa! No par-boiling, just crispy roasted on a baking sheet, perfect with your roast chicken dinner or a tagine meal!
- 2 lbs /1 kg potatoes peeled and quartered
- Juice of 1 large lemon
- ⅓ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 5 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- ½ teaspoon Vegeta chicken or vegetable stock powder
- *if you want it spicy, add 2 teaspoons of Harissa paste
Preheat the oven to 180°C/375°F
In a glass measuring cup, combine all the ingredients (minus the potatoes) mixing together using a fork or whisk.
Peel potatoes and quarter, trying to keep them all the same size.
Place potatoes in a large bowl, add the oil and spice mixture and toss until they are all thoroughly covered.
Put the coated potatoes in a shallow baking pan in a single layer, pouring any leftover marinade over the potatoes.
Roast for 30 minutes then turn over the potatoes. Turn up the temperature to 200°C/400°F and continue to roast until crispy and golden brown. (about 15 more minutes)
You can also roast carrots with the potatoes for great flavor twist.