Potatoes Roasted with Saffron

  • Serves

    serves 4


The pleasantly bitter and floral flavor of saffron adds a complex taste to these otherwise ordinary roasted potatoes.


  • 1 large pinch of saffron threads
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 16 small potatoes
  • 3 tbsp. butter, softened
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh parsley, chopped


Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°. Toast saffron threads in a small skillet over high heat for 1 minute. Crumble saffron into chicken stock in a saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

Step 2

Rub potatoes with softened butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Arrange potatoes in one layer in a baking pan and pour the hot stock over potatoes. Roast until tender, about 30–45 minutes. Serve garnished with chopped fresh parsley.

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