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Cooking in Spain: Roasted Potatoes and Veggies a.k.a Student’s Food

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He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.


One of my flatmates asked me whether roasted potatoes and carrots is my “new” favourite food. Because apparently through her observation I have been cooking this dish a lot! Tee-Hee 🙂

Hmmm… I paused for a second before answering her question. I am not really a fan of potato dish unless there is a meat involve, such in semur, perkedel, or steak. But yeah, I have to admit that I have been cooking this roasted potatoes often lately. In fact, I made a similar one with microwave when I was in Denmark last year: Potato and Vegetables. Then, I answered her.

Well, this potato dish is easy to make, just peel, chop and clean along with other veggies I want (or have or found in the fridge :p). Then sprinkles all the seasonings. I usually put rock salt, pepper, pimieta cayene (chili powder) and olive oil. If available,  I also put basilikum (basil), rosemary, and garlic powder. And the last one, is for me, the most important. If I dont have it, I would chop 1-2 cloves of garlic and sprinkled it over.

It normally took me 10min to prepare, depends on type of veggies I want to cook. Sometimes, I put champignon as well. Preheat the oven for 5min before putting them inside. I like them to be a little burnt. So, usually I will go with 20-25min, 250 celcius degrees, with heat on both top and down. Meanwhile, I prepare a simple salad.

I would just toss anything that I could find in the fridge, salad mixed, onion, tomato and salad cheese.  I love pomegranate but it is very expensive, so I stop buying it. But it tastes really really good. I just sprinkled some salt, pepper and balsamico oil over it. When the potatoes are ready. I mixed them together and eat.

This dish, I name it as student’s food. LOL. Since they are very cheap, easy to make, delicious, warm and filling. And healthy! A sack of 1kg potatoes is just 2EUR and you can make 4-5 dishes like this. 700gr of carrots cost 0.75 EUR, one bunch of broccoli is 1EUR. 1 pack of salad mix is 1EUR. So, if you are like me, trying to survive as a student in Europe. This might be a good option. Bon appetite!

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