Roasted Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes

HorrorFFF Friday Food FightAt the Food and Wine Conference, I learned about food styling.  During the session, I learned the importance of props, simple every day objects that don’t cost a fortune but can add a whole lot of richness to food photos.  Props should also tell a story.

I also learned about the color wheel and how using opposite colors on the color wheel can help make food photos pop and come alive.  This post by Drizzle & Dip explains it beautifully.

As I sat through that session feverishly taking notes and scheming ways to make my food photos better, I was selected as a winner for the Idaho Potato contest.  As a prize, I won 30 pounds of potatoes and 10 pounds of Fingerling potatoes.

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This week as we finally finished the last of the Fingerling potatoes, I decided to put my food styling knowledge to work with this Roasted Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes.  I still have a lot to learn or maybe I need better props, but I definitely told a story – a well-seasoned seasonal meat and potato story told by someone who hates to iron.

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Roasted Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes
Recipe type: Easy
Cuisine: Side Dish
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Serves: 4-6
Rich colorful fingerling potatoes oven roasted with rosemary, olive, salt and pepper.
  • 2 lbs fingerling potatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 sprig rosemary, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss fingerling potatoes in a large bowl with olive, salt, pepper and rosemary until well coated. Spread potatoes out on baking sheet.
  3. Place in oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until fork tender. Toss potatoes sporadically to prevent sticking.

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  1. Xiomara @ Parkesdale says:

    Taking food pictures is both my favorite and least favorite part of blogging. I get so excited about it, and then it never looks how I imagine it. My husband keeps asking if I’ve read the camera manual! Ha!

  2. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen says:

    Congratulations for winning the potato contest. You did a fantastic job with the potatoes. The rosemary brings a nice color to the potatoes.

    I rely on my husband for my photos and we work together on styling. There is so much to learn and I never tire of inspiration from others.

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