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How to Roast Dirty Potato Fans + Video

I am so pleased to teach you How to Roast Dirty Potato Fans!

How to Roast Dirty Potato Fans - cookingwithkimberly.comThis impressive side dish is a feast for the eyes & the palate, and can pair well with any meat dish.

Dirty potatoes are an actual heirloom variety of potato, and these particular ones are grown in Ontario.

These potatoes have a flaky skin that holds more dirt than other potatoes might, so they need to be washed thoroughly. The insides of these potatoes are bright white and the flavor is quite delicious.

How To Roast Dirty Potato Fans:

Web Chef Review: Ontario Dirty Potatoes at Harvest Barn Country Markets - cookingwithkimberly.comCheck out my review on Ontario Dirty Potatoes at Harvest Barn Country Markets and see what I have to say about this product.

I got these dirty potatoes at Harvest Barn Country Markets in Niagara-on-the-Lake, one of their two locations in southern Ontario:

  • Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • St. Catharines

Video Review: Ontario Dirty Potatoes at Harvest Barn Country Markets

I am very pleased with the fact that, as much as possible, Harvest Barn Country Markets bring in produce from within a 100 mile radius of their locations. Thus, they are supporting local farmers & businesses, and reducing the necessity of transporting produce over greater distances. In this way, the produce is harvested riper, it is fresher and hasn’t been as bruised or damaged during bumping over miles & miles of highways.

I have used quite small potatoes. So, if you use large potatoes you will have to increase the roasting time accordingly.

Type: Side Dish Recipe

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 45 – 50 min
Yield: 3 – 4 servings

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:


  • dirty potatoes – washed & scrubbed thoroughly, patted dry
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • a sprinkling of freshly cracked pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • sprinkling of sea salt – if needed
  • sprinkling of parsley – finely chopped

Le Creuset 3qt Oval Heritage Baking Dish in Purple - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comInstructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Have available a greased or oiled baking dish.
  1. Using a sharp knife, cut slits into each potato, about 1/8 – 1/4 inch apart, without cutting right through the potato. Stay at least 1/4 – 1/2 inch from the bottom of each cut. It will look almost like a fan, and during baking it will open up more.
  2. Calphalon 5qt Nonstick Simply Traditional Saute Pan - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comIn a small sauté pan, heat butter and olive until melted.
  3. Then, add in a sprinkling of finely chopped parsley, or your chosen options from the above suggestions.
  4. Kitchen Collection Two-Toned Silicone Brushes - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comGently, pry open the fans on the potatoes and brush the melted butter into the fan openings. Season with cracked pepper and a touch of salt, if you use unsalted butter only. Douse the potatoes with more of the melted butter.
  5. Place baking dish into preheated oven and roast the potatoes for 20 – 25 min. The fans will have opened wider, so you can re-baste them with more melted butter mixture that has accumulated in the bottom of the baking dish.
  6. Knife test potatoes for doneness, and you will likely have to return them to the oven for another 20 min at least.
  7. When knife tender, remove potatoes from oven. You can re-brush with the butter mixture if you wish, and serve.

How to Roast Napa Jack's Citrus Pear Chicken Thighs - cookingwithkimberly.comServe with items such as butter, sour cream, yogurt and some of your favorite herbs available at the table for the diners to serve themselves.

Tonight, I am serving these Dirty Potato Fans with Roasted Napa Jack’s Citrus Pear Chicken Thighs. Check out my show – what a great dinner!

Cooking Show: How to Roast Napa Jack's Citrus Pear Chicken Thighs

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Do try this recipe How To Roast Dirty Potato Fans and give your family or guests a pleasant surprise. They will love it.

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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