Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Juniper and Garlic Potatoes

Juniper berries are common here in Middle Tennessee.  They are often used in game and pork dishes, as well as many German and Danish dishes.  Juniper is what gives Gin it's flavor.  This is a great side dish and smells wonderful cooking!

Juniper and Garlic Potatoes


3 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves minced
1 tablespoon juniper berries fresh or dried, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
4-5 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced thin


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Arrange sliced potatoes in baking dish, overlapping for nice effect.  Depending on pan, you may have two layers.

Mix olive oil, garlic, juniper and salt in a separate bowl. Spread over potatoes. An easy way to crush the juniper is to put them in a plastic bag and roll over with a rolling pin.

Bake for 45-60 minutes until desired browning on the top.

Great served with pork chops!