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Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Burrata

Posted March 8, 2015 by Stephanie
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roast potatoes and burrata recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

roast potatoes and burrata recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

The other day I was getting dressed in the bedroom when I overheard Mike singing in the kitchen. Normally he’s quite a decent singer, but this particular song had him sounding like a dying whale and because I’m a horribly mean person who LOVES teasing him, I had no issues with telling him so.

Me (laughing): You sound like a dying whale!
Mike (continuing to sing): Whaaaaaaale…whaaaaaaale, whale. Whale you be mine?
Me: I whale.

Only Mike can turn insults into a sweet nothings. If the tables were turned and he told me I sounded like a whale, I would have retorted back, “Oh yeah? YOU sound like a whale!” I’m not the best at comebacks. Nor am I particularly punny, which is sad because I love puns. I wish I came up with a cute and punny way to do take-backsies for making fun of him, but I couldn’t come up with anything so I made him some potatoes to be extra nice.

There’s nothing like potatoes and cheese to get you back into someone’s good books. Especially when the potatoes are extra crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Pair potato crunch with the melting softness of fresh burrata, dust it all off with curls of lemon zest and bright parsley and you’ve got yourself a winner!

Crispy Smashed Roasted Potatoes with Burrata
serves 4

  • 4 russet potatoes
  • coarse salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oil, plus extra
  • 2 balls of burrata
  • lemon zest
  • fresh parsley

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Peel the potatoes and cut into even 2-inch chunks. Rinse the potatoes and place in a large pot covered with cold water. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes until just parboiled. Pour into a colander and let drain. Shake to roughen up the edges.

Put the potatoes on a baking sheet or oven safe roasting dish and drizzle with the oil. Season generously with salt and pepper and toss well.

Roast the potatoes for 30 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and gently squish the potatoes with a potato masher or fork for maximum crispiness. Drizzle with extra oil and carefully flip the potatoes. Bake for another 40-45 minutes until deeply brown and extra crispy.

Remove from the oven, top with torn burrata and a sprinkle of salt and pepper, lemon zest and torn parsley leaves. Enjoy hot!

Potatoes inspired by Jamie’s Perfect Roast Potatoes.

It’s Sunday! You know what that means: it’s time for Sunday Brunch. Why don’t you skip the line and make brunch at home this week? The coffee’s truly bottomless, the booze doesn’t have a crazy markup and you can chill out in your pajamas. Every Sunday I’ll post a brunch recipe. Soon you won’t be asking, where should we go for brunch – instead it’ll be, what should we make for brunch today?
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  1. I love the idea of smashing them and then roasting them again! I always have trouble getting my potatoes to maximum crispyness, so I’ll definitely be trying these soon.

  2. BAHAHAHAHA “I whale”….you guys are the best! And so are these potatoes. Dang..so crisp!

  3. Abby says:

    Hahah, I love those ‘whale’ puns! And what a yummy brunch recipe. Love! :)

  4. Ala says:

    Hehe–your stories crack me up. I thought for a moment he was going to pull a Dory and start whale-wailing in humpback ;) also, I LOVE crispy potatoes. PJ’s and Sunday brunch, here I come!

  5. You guys are just too cute. Whale you be mine?! DYING.

    Also these potatoes, WHOA.

  6. cynthia says:

    Bahaha aww you two!!! I love your stories <3 and omg these potatoes! I would have never thought to pair burrata with potatoes — that sounds SO so good! Happy Sunday, friend <3 <3!

  7. Gaby says:

    This looks delicious! I love the little skillets, too cute!

  8. Marissa says:

    I’d say that potatoes and burrata make up for most any insult. And now I need tiny cast iron skillets. This blog of yours is starting to get expensive for me. :)

  9. You two sound adorable together! I can’t think of any better way to be extra nice than crispy potatoes! These look amazing. Such a brilliant combination!

  10. Alana says:

    You guys are the cutest!! I whale definitely be putting burrata on my potatoes from here on out. Happy Sunday!!

  11. Whyyyy have I never had crispy potatoes with burrata before.

  12. MizzJ says:

    Amazing how cheese makes everything better!

  13. Lindsey says:

    aw, love this sweet story! me and my husband have the same banter pretty much, but unfortunately he doesn’t get the benefit of crisp taters and creamy burrata! i probably need to make up for that asap! <3 <3 <3

  14. Just looks so mouth watering delicious!

  15. Judith A. Dahn says:

    Good recipe. Since you love puns , as do I, there is an author who writes a very punny series called the Xanth Series, he is Piers Anthony and there are over 30 books in the series.

  16. Shari says:

    Cutest Post!

  17. Kelsey says:

    Looks very tasty!

  18. You are so right about brunch at home! I haven’t found better eggs benedict than in la cucina! My coffee is always hot, the way I like it and the mimosas are bottomless. I’ve been trying to stay away from potatoes and starch but this looks amazing and I can’t way to try them. Yum, Yum!

  19. Bakary says:

    Oh my world! We just had this for brunch this morning. I. Want. It. Again. Now. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  20. Ricquetta says:

    Where did you get your hands on Burrata? I live in Toronto and I am not particularly sure where to buy it. I imagine though that my best bet is exploring a cheese shop.

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      cheese shop definitely or whole foods carries it!

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