I love to add a little “heart” to our food in the days before Valentine’s Day because, as I’ve mentioned before, this sweet holiday just flies on by. I saw roasted heart potatoes over at Haniela’s and knew I had to make them. I was far less fancy and pretty with mine, but they were just as precious to me.
When my munchie and I were hungry for an afternoon snack today, I decided it was time I roasted these potatoes up.
I peeled a few potatoes and sliced them. Then using a small metal heart cutter, I punched out hearts from the slices. I tossed the scrap pieces in cold water so they wouldn’t brown up. Next I parboiled the potatoes for about 3 minutes (I pulled them out with a slotted spoon because I wanted to save the water to boil up the scraps. I have grand plans for those scraps)and set them aside to cool a bit.
Then I put a bit of olive oil, kosher salt, ground pepper and paprika on the hearts and lightly tossed it all together. I let it sit for about 30 minutes.
How cute is she? She always drops beneath the countertop when I take pictures and says, “Let me get my shadow outta the way.” Dollface.
Back to the potatoes…Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. Coat the foil lightly with nonstick spray and spread the potatoes out on it.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes. I flipped the potatoes at about 15 minutes and then continued to let them cook for another 10. Then I broiled them on high for 5 more minutes as Haniela’s suggested.
Yum. My girl gobbled these up with a little ketchup on the side and calls them “heart fries.”
I managed to gobble up quite a few, too 🙂