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Roasted Garlic Adobo Baby Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Adobo Baby Potatoes

Happy New Year! I am finally back from a short break from cooking and recipe writing.  There’s nothing new to report but I am hooked on Yuri!!! on Ice!  It’s a sports + romance anime about figure skating that’s captured the hearts of people around the world including mine.  World renowned figure skaters are also watching the anime and commenting on social media about it. The show has piqued my interest for ice skating so much so that my best friend and I drove up to Delaware to watch the US National Skate Team Send Off last week. The US team has a lot of talented skaters! We also got to meet figure skating champion Johnny Weir and a bunch of other amazing fangirls.

YOI and Johnny Weir Fangirls

Meanwhile in our kitchen…Roasted Garlic.  

Roasted Garlic Adobo Baby Potatoes

I naively thought that roasting garlic was a waste of time when I can just smash cloves with a mortar and pestle and throw them in hot oil.  Hahaha!  Ignorante!  I laugh at how clueless I was.  Seriously, there is so much I don’t know about cooking.   Roast Garlic is delish! It has and unforgettable mild, nutty, buttery flavor.

My beloved spouse walks in after work, I am excited and enthusiastic to share my new discovery.
Me: “Have you ever had roasted garlic?”
He nods and says: “U-huh,  you know the best thing in the world is pumpernickel toast with roasted garlic spread on it.  It’s even better as a vehicle for steak tartare.”
Me:  Blank face.

The man has been holding out on me!  Or am I the only one who has not had roasted garlic until now?


Roasted Garlic Adobo Baby Potatoes happened.

Can I say I’ve found I new love?


1. Roasted Garlic Adobo Baby Potatoes can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish.
2. If pressed for time, combine adobo potatoes and roasted garlic cloves in a bowl, drizzle with adobo sauce, mix and serve

Roasted Garlic Adobo Baby Potatoes

Garlic Adobo Baby Potatoes, oh yeah.

Roasted Garlic Adobo Baby Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Adobo Baby Potatoes
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    For Roasted Garlic
  • 3 Garlic Bulbs 1/4 of top cut/trimmed off
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • For Adobo Baby Potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Cooking Oil
  • 1 pound red baby potatoes
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3 medium sized Bay Leaves
  • Roasted Garlic Cloves


    For Roasted Garlic
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Lightly grease a small baking dish
  3. Coat cut garlic bulbs generously with oil and place on a baking dish, cut side up
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper lightly
  5. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes
  6. Set side to cool
  7. For Adobo Baby Potatoes
  8. Wash potatoes thoroughly and pat dry
  9. Heat oil in a frying pan or skillet on medium-low heat
  10. Add soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, pepper, and bay leaves and mix well
  11. Add Baby Potatoes and mix until potatoes are coated with Adobo sauce
  12. Cover and cook for about 45 minutes, mix occasionally
  13. Potatoes are done when fork tender
  14. Set aside to cool
  15. For Roasted Garlic Adobo Baby Potatoes
  16. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
  17. Mix potatoes to coat each potato with Adobo sauce
  18. Line Adobo Potatoes on a greased baking sheet
  19. Gently smash potato halfway down with a fork
  20. Top with 1-2 roasted garlic cloves
  21. Gently smash roasted garlic clove and potatoes until flat
  22. Drizzle with remaining Adobo sauce
  23. Bake for 10 minutes
  24. Garnish with green onions (optional)


  1. Char Ferrara
    January 12, 2017 at 4:25 AM Reply

    Maria, these look seriously amazing!!

  2. Colleen
    January 13, 2017 at 8:03 AM Reply

    Garlic!!! Sounds lovely...I can almost smell the aroma!

  3. Susan @ Culinary Envy
    January 13, 2017 at 8:52 AM Reply

    Yum! These look and sound amazing. I love that you smash the potatoes and I never would have thought of soy sauce...can't wait to try it. Pinned!

  4. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
    January 13, 2017 at 3:11 PM Reply

    These look soooo good! I feel like these would be perfect side dish for just about anything!

  5. Sheraunda
    January 20, 2017 at 1:27 PM Reply

    I can't wait to try these #yum

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