Ina Garten Shared Emily Blunt's Roasted Potato Recipe — and It Crashed her Website
On Wednesday, Ina Garten shared Emily Blunt's English Roasted Potatoes recipe and her fans went wild for it. The potatoes garnered so much attention and traffic to the Barefoot Contessa website that it crashed.
Fans were quick to let Garten know of the issue, and she responded to one of the comments saying, "So sorry!! So many people wanted the recipe that the site crashed. We're fixing it now. Try again soon. They're worth it!! Xxxx."
Garten mentioned that Blunt's recipe is a sneak peek of what will be in her new cookbook Modern Comfort Food, which she announced is being released earlier than planned because honestly, we need it ASAP.
Blunt originally shared her family's recipe with Garten in 2018 on an episode of Barefoot Contessa. "This is like a staple in the Blunt household," the actress told Garten as the prepared the dish together.
Just a few steps really set this four-ingredient recipe apart from others. After the boiled potatoes are drained they are returned to the pot and shaken for a few moments. Blunt calls this "the workout part." It roughens up the potato edges giving them a nice, subtle crunch.
Blunt revealed that though the recipe has been in her family for ages, she added an extra step that makes them even better. Once she shakes the potatoes, she transfers them to a baking rack over a sheet pan to let them dry for about 15 minutes.
"You put them on the wire rack and you get all the moisture out of them and then it just forms such a fantastic crust on the outside," said Blunt. Once the potatoes are dry, they're put in a little vegetable oil and baked until golden and crispy for about 45 minutes.
While you patiently wait for Garten's new cookbook, this dish is sure to hold you over until October. Get the full recipe on her website (while it's back up running).