I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Calphalon. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
If I had to choose my most important kitchen tool, it would definitely be a set of good, sharp knives. Good knives are especially important when I’m making a dish that requires a lot of cutting and chopping, like these Greek Style Red Potatoes.
To be honest, I’m not the best at running my knives across a sharpening steel after each use, which is why I love my Calphalon Self-Sharpening Cutlery Set. I don’t ever have to worry about my knives being dull when I’m in the middle of making dinner! SharpIN Technology means that ceramic sharpeners are built into the slots of the stainless steel part of the storage block, so every time a knife is removed or replaced, it’s automatically sharpened at the correct angle.
Another thing I love about these knives–the ends are labelled, so I can see exactly which knife I need to pull from the storage block.
Calphalon self-sharpening knives are made from high-carbon, no stain forged stainless steel. They feature full tang construction and have incredibly comfortable, well-balanced handles, which means they’re a pleasure to use in the kitchen. And they come in a beautiful, maple-stained storage block.
I used the 7-inch Santoku knife for cutting the potatoes for my Greek style potato recipe. It’s a great choice for slicing things like potatoes because the dimples in the blade help keep food from sticking to the knife. It’s also a great knife for beginning cooks because it’s a little less intimidating than a classic chef’s knife.
I did use the chef’s knife for chopping my parsley though, since it’s a great choice for dicing and mincing. If you’re ever wondering which knife you should choose, check out www.knifeskills.com for some great videos about chopping and cutting all kinds of different things, including fruits, vegetables and meat. This video on chopping basil is a great example, and the techniques work well for chopping most fresh herbs.
My family loved these Greek Style Red Potatoes. They’re super simple to prepare (even easier with sharp knives!) and go well with almost any meal. If you prefer, you can use full-size potatoes, cut into wedges. Peeling is optional.
Greek Style Red Potatoes
- 3 pounds small red potatoes
- 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash potatoes and cut into halves or quarters, depending on size. Zest lemon and set zest aside.
- Place potatoes in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Add the juice from the zested lemon, olive oil, spices and garlic. Toss potatoes in the pan until well coated with the oil and spices. Pour the chicken broth into on corner of the pan, so as not to rinse the seasonings off the potatoes.
- Cover and bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven, uncover (keep your foil!) and stir gently. Return potatoes to oven, uncovered, and continue baking for another 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
- Recover potatoes with the foil and let stand for 10-15 minutes before serving.
I just love the flavors from the chicken broth, lemon and parsley in these potatoes. Be sure to save this delicious potato recipe to your favorites file. I know I’ll be making them again and again!
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