Yesterday, I was looking for a way to make some red potatoes with chili and lime. Although I am partial to garlic and rosemary, these little red potatoes were fabulous. Chili and Lime Roasted Potatoes are not only delicious, they contain no oil or fat.
Not only are these little potatoes healthy, they are so easy to make. First, it is important to parboil the potatoes. Since I did not use oil, or any addd fat, when I parboil the potatoes, it allows for them to penetrate flavors when marinated.
In order to parboil, you simply add the sliced potatoes to boiling water and cook until they start to soften, then removed before they are fully cooked.
Although parboiling is generally used to stir fry, I parboil prior to roasting potatoes. The result is Potatoes which are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside.
When potatoes are cut in half, and parboiled before roasting, they absorb any marinade you soak them in. For this recipe, I simply added the parboiled potatoes to a large plastic ziplock bag with the seasonings and lime juice.
For this recipe, all you need is chili powder, lime juice, salt and cilantro. Although I parboiled my potatoes the day before, this recipe can be made on the spot or ahead of time.
I prefer to prepare the chili and lime potatoes beforehand, so they have time to marinate with the lime juice and seasonings. I add cilantro after cooking.