(Faux) Zatar Roasted Potatoes

What is Zatar?

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For a recent family gathering I was assigned to make Zatar roasted Potatoes. I must be out of the loop because I had no idea what Zatar was.After looking it up I found it was a middle eastern spice that is very trendy now. So trendy in fact that there was none to be found in the stores in my neighborhood. I found a couple of recipes for faux Zatar and gave it a try.

 

Zatar has Sumac in it, this faux zatar replaces that with lemon peel.

I have a big family so had 5 lbs, of red potatoes ready to go, you won’t need this many. Not only are we many, we all cook and love to eat. I grow thyme so had plenty dried. for some reason I saved and dried the peels of lemons I had juiced. Sesame seeds needed to be toasted but basically I was ready to go.

 

Recipe  Preheat oven to 425 degrees Recipe: for about 4 servings Cut 4 potatoes into bite size pieces and par boil about 10 minutes 2 tablespoons dried thyme 2 tablespoons dried lemon peel - replaces Sumac whichI didn’t have 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted Course salt to taste Grind together in food processor or spice grinder  Place par boiled potatoes on parchment paper - I love using this whenever possible saves a lot on clean up! sprinkle oil on potatoes and toss Sprinkle with Zatar mixture Roast for 35 minutes.. If inclined drizzle sesame tahini on top and serve         

Recipe

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Recipe: for about 4 servings
Cut 4 potatoes into bite size pieces and par boil about 10 minutes
2 tablespoons dried thyme
2 tablespoons dried lemon peel - replaces Sumac whichI didn’t have
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
Course salt to taste
Grind together in food processor or spice grinder

Place par boiled potatoes on parchment paper - I love using this whenever possible saves a lot on clean up!
sprinkle oil on potatoes and toss
Sprinkle with Zatar mixture
Roast for 35 minutes..
If inclined drizzle sesame tahini on top and serve

 

 

 

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