Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Heat your oven to 500 degrees
No doubt Marie will find the recipe. But this is a keeper. On this night, I couldn't find a whole chicken so I went with a chicken already cut up. The recipe calls for shallots which I neglected. Hey, I was rushed. It was a drop off at basketball and dash to Joe Caputo's. All was well until the air conditioning guy called. Oh that's right, they were coming.
Anyway, you blast your oven up to 500 and roast the chicken for about 20 minutes. Oh, wait, first you give it a bath in olive oil and rosemary. Make sure you salt it nicely. I added a few spices. After the hot oven, you take the chicken and potatoes (also in the mix) out. You turn the oven down to 425 and turn over the chicken. After another 20 minutes, you pull out the chicken and turn it over again. Next you turn the oven down to 350 and finish the bird off in about 45 minutes to an hour.
One of our neighbors felt it might mess up the oven. Nonsense.
Nolan here grabs all the potatoes. You just dip your pieces in the lovely rosemary/olive oil sauce and all is well.
It's something about the differing temperatures. I forgot the shallots on this night and it mattered not.