They’re called vegetables

When did “veggie”* become a thing? It used to be something kids said. Now you find it in media headlines, ads, menus. Make it stop! They’re vegetables, and we’re adults!

Microwaved or boiled vegetables can become limp and tasteless. Try roasting vegetables instead. They’re easy to make and they taste great. The recipes here have set times and temperatures, but you can adjust if you’re roasting or baking something else at a different temperature. These are also kind of shoot-from-the-hip as far as measurements go. Most are by feel.

These recipes call for Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Of course, you can use regular table salt and ground pepper. We like bottles of whole pepper corns with their own grinder right on top.

Salt & Pepper

* This the only time you will ever see this word on Cooking Guys!

Roasted Potatoes

Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes

Oven roasted potatoes are a great alternative to baked potatoes or French fries.

Implements
Knife
Cutting board
Large bowl
Large spoon
Cookie sheet
Aluminum foil

Ingredients
Small Yukon Gold potatoes (2 per person)
Olive Oil
Kosher salt
Pepper

Instructions
Heat oven to 375 degrees F
Lay a sheet of aluminum foil on the cookie sheet (will make clean up much easier)
Cut the potatoes into eights and place in the large bowl
Add olive oil (approximately 2 tablespoons, but I just pour a little over the potatoes)
Sprinkle Kosher salt over potatoes
Five turns on a pepper grinder or ½ teaspoon
Roast on the top rack for 45 minutes

 Roasted Broccoli

Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

Broccoli can also be roasted on a grill. If you grill broccoli you may need to start it before you put your meat on the fire. And be sure to lay foil down on the grill.

Implements
Knife
Cutting board
Large bowl
Large spoon
Cookie sheet
Aluminum foil

Ingredients
One head of broccoli (serves 3-4)
Olive Oil
Kosher salt
Pepper

Instructions
Heat oven to 375 degrees F
Lay a sheet of aluminum foil on the cookie sheet (will make clean up much easier)
Cut the the broccoli florets from the stem and place in the large bowl
Add olive oil (approximately 2 tablespoons, but I just pour a little over the potatoes)
Sprinkle Kosher salt over broccoli
Five turns on a pepper grinder or ½ teaspoon
Roast on the top rack for 30 minutes

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