Need a quick dinner, appetizer, or party side dish?  Elevate the traditional homestyle french fry with these easy to make fingerling potatoes.  Between the roasted garlic and fragrant rosemary, your kitchen will smell like a 5-star restaurant without ever leaving your home. So, who will you impress tonight?

Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes 

• 1 ½ lbs. (1 bag) fingerling potatoes
• olive oil
• coarse sea salt
• 1 head of garlic
• 2-3 sprigs of rosemary


how to make the potatoes…
• Start the oven at 500°F. Line a baking sheet with tin foil.
• Wash the potatoes, cut them in half lengthwise, and put them in a large bowl.
• Make a bath of olive oil and coarse sea salt for the potatoes to hang out in.  Stir gently, coating each one evenly.

• Cut the head of garlic in half crosswise, pop each clove out of its pocket and put them in the bowl. Add the rosemary by taking the sprig between your thumb and index finger and run it opposite threw your fingers, or you can throw the whole sprig into the mix.  Give everything a good stir.


Now the potatoes are ready for the hot oven. Spread them out evenly over the lined baking sheet. Add a dusting more of coarse salt.

Let them do their thing for 20 minuets.  Listen to them sizzle and smell the rosemary as it fills the kitchen. Just when you thought they were done, bake them on broil for 7-8 minuets, but don’t walk away or they will burn!  Watch them bubble and get golden brown. Take them out of the dry hot sauna they have been baking in and set aside to cool while making the aioli. yield: 4 appetizer servings.

Lemon Garlic Aioli

• 1 cup mayo
• 2 lemons, juiced and zest
• 1 t. fine sea salt

how to make the aioli…
Pick out the heads of garlic from the potatoes and finely chop them.  In a small bowl, add mayo, garlic, lemon juice and zest, and fine sea salt. Whisk until creamy.

*Try a variation with the aioli using a 1/2 cup of a good quality dijon mustard instead of lemon.



(recipe + photos by leslie grow for designlovefest– want more food posts? go here!)


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    Vickie says:

    mmmm, they sound delicious 🙂

    Dana says:

    Ohhhhh, delicious.
    I love the handmadestyle.


    Brooke says:

    Wow—my mouth is watering! I’m always looking for new ways to spice up my homemade fries 🙂

    xo honestly, b.

    Ruby says:

    This is an absolutely beautiful post. It looks and sounds delicious

    Lauren says:

    This is my favorite food post yet! Soooo beautifully styled. Kudos, team DLF

    sophie m says:

    those look so delicious! a girl cant’t live on juice alone, right bri? 😉

    maggie says:

    Holy cow just drooling at my desk right now.

    Simple but fantastic recipe. Love the photography and styling, ladies!

    I am just thrilled to have found you (via Pinterest) and now I am a huge fan. Love your esthetic! And the way you write your recipes is… Well lets say I’m right there with you! Anyway, so glad to know about you and this recipe looks amazing:)

    Ana says:

    Oh my gosh, Leslie is doing a great job on this recipe. The food, the pictures. just perfect!

    Natalia says:

    these are some amazing pictures! i hope your doing a book with all your food posts! they are more than beautiful and delicious..

    Nisha says:

    saw the pics on pinterest and arrived here. love your photography. on your blog first time today i believe.

    LOL @ “Let them do their thing…” 😛 😀

    wow! these are the most beautiful food photography shots i have ever seen!!! props to the photographer!!

    Haley L says:

    These look delicious!
    I just started a healthy vegetarian cooking blog, check it out:

    elena says:

    Love the recipe! But…
    It’s alioli, Ali i oli,
    garlic and oil in catalan.

    Chelsea says:

    Oh yummy I love potatoes and this is making my mouth water

    Ooo such awesome food and delicious pictures.
    True elena the aioli/allioli could better be called mayo but I’ll add my own aioli to it

    Elena says:

    Sounds easy and yummy, plan on making this week!

    Tina says:

    Best roasted potato recipe to date. The lemon aioli was killer. Thank you!

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    What does it mean to bath the potatoes?

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