The Ultimate Set-It-and-Forget-It Side Dish
BAY SMOKED BABY POTATOES
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees while you scrub and then dry thoroughly around 2 lbs. baby potatoes of your choice. Toss the potatoes with 3 T. everyday cooking olive oil. Line the bottom of a casserole or baking dish with 14-16 bay leaves. Sprinkle the leaves with 1 T. coarse salt and place the potatoes on top. Sprinkle the potatoes now with another T. of salt. Cover tightly - with a lid or foil - and bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven and cut larger potatoes in half. Transfer to a serving dish and drizzle with 2 more T. of olive oil, a better one if you have it. Top with fresh ground black pepper and more salt if needed.