Patate al Forno
A classic Italian treatment of oven roasted potatoes

Patate al Forno | Oven Roasted Potatoes

Patate al forno, potatoes from the oven, shouldn’t be mistaken for an American “baked” potato. This classic preparation involves peeling and slicing the potatoes, tossing them in a little oil with a bit of rosemary (rosmarino), salt, and often garlic before roasting them in the oven.

Patata cotta al forno con la buccia is a potato cooked in the oven with its skin on. Patate al cartoccio, cotte al forno is a potato wrapped in foil and baked in the oven. Be aware that the potato involved won’t be a russet potato, as we are used to in the US. These forms of baked potato are not commonly found contorni in Italian restaurants.

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Italian Name: Patate al forno
English Name: Roasted potatoes with Rosemary
Course: Contorno - side dish
Where you're most likely to find it: Italy