Roasted potatoes can be prepared with so many different spices and flavour profiles that they can complement almost any dish. The many varieties of potato to roast such as gold, fingerling and russet also contribute to its attributes as a side dish. Roasted potatoes of every kind go well with many kinds of dishes.
Roasted potatoes can come in many different flavour profiles. Potatoes easily assume the flavour of spices they are roasted with and you can cook with flavours that complement your main dish. One classic roasted potato recipe includes sage, thyme, rosemary, garlic and oregano. You can be creative with the spices you choose to use in your roasted potato dish. The combinations of flavours are endless and can include flavours such as lemon pepper, spicy Cajun, curry or Mexican-spiced roasted potatoes.
Nothing goes better with roasted potatoes than roasted meats. When the potatoes are roasted together with the meat, they absorb the flavour and juices from the meat and complement each other very well. You can't get any more classic than steak and potatoes or potatoes roasted in the pan with chicken, lamb, pork chops, roast beef or turkey.
It might seem that the hearty flavour of potatoes may overpower delicate seafood, but if you cut the potatoes into small wedges or use new potatoes, these combinations can go quite well together. Most white, firm fish such as halibut, sea bass, grouper and mahi mahi can be served with roasted potatoes. Salmon is another fish that is often paired with roasted potatoes. In most recipes, the potatoes are put in the oven first and then the fish is placed on top at the end of the baking time to cook while the potatoes finish roasting.
Roasted potatoes are complemented perfectly by other roasted vegetables and make a tasty vegetarian meal or side dish. You can add parsnips, mushrooms, asparagus, eggplant, bell pepper, zucchini, onions and carrots to a roasted potato dish. As with potatoes, the spices and flavour combinations can be changed.