Smoky Scotch-Date Barbecue Roasted Potatoes

  • Associated PressDon't pour whisky you don't particularly like down the drain; pour it onto a sauce for roasted potatoes.

    Associated PressDon't pour whisky you don't particularly like down the drain; pour it onto a sauce for roasted potatoes.

  • This April 21, 2014, photo shows smoky scotch date barbecue roasted potatoes in Concord, N.H.

    This April 21, 2014, photo shows smoky scotch date barbecue roasted potatoes in Concord, N.H.

 
Posted6/12/2014 5:30 AM

½ cup chopped dates

2 cloves garlic

 

1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary

¼ cup Scotch whisky (peaty variety desired)

½ teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons butter, melted

2 pounds small potatoes, quartered

2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

3 scallions, thinly sliced

¼ cup crumbled blue cheese

Heat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and coat it with cooking spray.

In a blender, combine the dates, garlic, rosemary, whiskey, salt, pepper, vinegar and melted butter. Purée until completely smooth.

In a large bowl, combine the sauce and potatoes and mix until completely coated. Spread onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake until browned and tender, 25-35 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with the mint, scallions and blue cheese.

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Serves eight.

Nutrition values per serving: 180 calories, 4 g fat (2.5 g saturated), 31 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 4 g protein, 10 mg cholesterol, 180 mg sodium.

Alison Ladman for The Associated Press

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