Crispy pan-roasted baby potatoes are sauced with sage-infused ghee in this easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner side dish.
Pan-Roasted Baby Potatoes Browned in Sage-Infused Ghee

The side dish and I are only newly on speaking terms.

I still can’t say we’re safely into BFF territory, but we’re getting there.

One crispy buttery salty baby potato at a time.

Pan-Roasted Baby Potatoes Browned in Sage-Infused Ghee

The real problem I have with sides is that I rarely have use for them! Most vegetarian dishes are pretty much complete meals unto themselves so why would I complicate my life (and the 30-45 minutes I have after getting home from the hospital to cook dinner before my hangriness leads me to strangle my husband) by attempting to tackleΒ two recipes.

Yeah. Not happening.


Um, #pregnancycravings? And also because these potatoes are basically a jack-of-all-trades kind of dish. Not only are they incredibly easy to make, but they can serve as a base for pretty much ANY meal, whether it’s a salad, a stir fry, or something as simple as a fried egg.

And in an age where the #putaneggonit dinner has become nothing less than a way of life…I’d say these are onto something good.

Pan-Roasted Baby Potatoes Browned in Sage-Infused Ghee

Real good.

Pan-Roasted Baby Potatoes Browned in Sage-Infused Ghee
Crispy pan-roasted baby potatoes are sauced with sage-infused ghee in this easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner side dish.
Yield: 4 side dish servings
  • 1 lb fingerling or baby potatoes
  • 4 tbsp ghee
  • 20 sage leaves, coarsely chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes to the pot and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until tender. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the ghee with the sage in a large cast-iron skillet over low heat. Add the potatoes to the skillet, shaking the pan so that they are in an even layer. Raise the heat to medium and cook, turning the potatoes every 3-4 minutes, until browned and crisp, about 20 minutes total. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm.
Recipe from Vegetable Literacy
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ of recipe


Pan-Roasted Baby Potatoes Browned in Sage-Infused Ghee

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31 Responses to Pan-Roasted Baby Potatoes Browned in Sage-Infused Ghee

  1. Heather says:

    I have yet to meet a crispy potato I didn’t like, so this sounds like the perfect side. I’m also really enjoying sage lately.

  2. Those potatoes look absolutely delicious – and I’m not usually a huge fan of potatoes! Just love how colourful it is, just want to eat them all! X

  3. Foodiewife says:

    LOL. I never thought of vegetarian main dishes needed a side dish. Duh. I adore my cast iron skillet, and potatoes turn out golden and crunchy– just the way I Iike them. Sage in butter? Oh yeah. Beautiful side dish.

  4. Baby potatoes were one of the only sides I would ever get when eating out, because I totally agree that vegetarian meals really don’t normally need side dishes! But something about the crispy skins and salty buttery-ness of potatoes is just to die for. Love the sage-infused ghee- pinning πŸ™‚

  5. Those are the prettiest potatoes! I love the sage infusion.

  6. #putaneggonit, YEAH! These look, and sound scrumptious my dear!

  7. i’m not much of a side dish person either… but you’re right, potatoes are where it’s at!! last night we had some fantastic oven fries. yum!

  8. Kate says:

    Salty baby potatoes are one of my favorite parts of spring.

  9. these look too adorable!! i can have it for every meal.

  10. Lori Rice says:

    Potatoes simply cooked like this are seriously one of my favorite side dishes! These are gorgeous!

  11. Julia says:

    My carb cravings have been REAL lately, and I’m not even preggers. Can you believe I’ve never cooked with ghee? I’ve been meaning to for the longest time, so I’m thinking I need to make this dish asap – I’d totally be its BFF πŸ˜€

  12. I am drooling. I love potatoes and I love combining a bunch of side dishes to create one big veg meal. Thanks for the recipe. Pinned and def. making soon!

  13. so glad I’m not alone in my laziness and only wanting to make one dish at a time! lol Michael gets so cranky because he’s used to his mom who makes like 5-10 things for every meal!

  14. This sounds insanely good, I can’t even get past the title without drooling…

  15. cheri says:

    Hi Joanne, love all the colors of your baby potatoes, this is my kind of dish.

  16. Beautiful and perfectly delicious in the simplicity of this recipe. All I craved during pregnancy was ice cream. Crazy!
    Good health,

  17. Lisa says:

    Nothing’s better than a side of roasted potatoes! LOVE that sage-infused ghee you’ve got going on here!

  18. One of my favorite smells is any type of herb sizzling in butter, so I can imagine that the sage-infused ghee you use must taste a hundred times better!!

  19. I can’t resist potatoes. Just can’t so I think they wouldn’t be a side for me they would be the whole delightful meal

  20. Pam says:

    Being originally from Idaho, you KNOW I love this recipe. Buttery, salty, crispy, creamy, baby potatoes? Yes, please!!! Plop an over easy egg on top and this is one happy lady. The sage infused ghee is an awesome idea!

  21. Love roasted potatoes! We can eat them anytime and everyday!
    Hope you are doing well! Have a great week.

  22. Sage, potatoes and butter and heaven in my book! The egg is like gilding on a plate.

  23. Ala says:

    My kind of craving πŸ˜‰ these look AMAZING, girl.

  24. I can say that I, too, have been eating a lot of potatoes during pregnancy and these look so good! A perfect craving cure!

  25. SallyBR says:

    They do look pretty amazing to me, although if you don’t kill me, I would have them with a big steak “on the side” πŸ˜‰

    hope all is going great for you!

  26. I can see why this dish would make you give side dishes a second chance πŸ™‚ . Looks great!

  27. Johanna GGG says:

    you scared me with your comment about coming home from hospital – I thought I had missed a major event – but I guess you mean work rather than pushing out a baby! and I think crispy potatoes are perfect pregnancy food

  28. Lynn says:

    Will definitely try these!

  29. Oh man, I don’t think it gets any better than crispy salty buttery potatoes! I want to grab a fork and join in…especially with an egg on top! πŸ˜‰

  30. Psychic Nest says:

    Hi Joanne,

    What a fantastic recipe! Those baby potatoes look delicious! I will make the recipe today and I will add thyme too. I think it will be a nice add!


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