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Za'atar Smashed Potatoes

Recipe photo courtesy of Bobbi Lin

Often called the king of herbs, za'atar is treasured for its savory-thyme-oregano flavor. The spice blend adds complexity to these crispy roasted potatoes.

Source: Martha Stewart's Cooking School, Episode 505
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For the Herb Sauce (optional)

For the Potatoes

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  • helen19801123
    6 JUN, 2017
    Deliciouse idea. Za'atar does go very well with potatos I found, even sprinkle on french fries! Really succinct and knowledgable words on the heritage of Za'atar, as "king of herbs" and a "savory-thyme-oregano" flavor, because a quality Za'atar herb plant (Origanum Syra[filtered]) is a complex combination of all three in flavor and aroma, especially if fresh and recently manufactured Za'atar mix. I have found that not all "Za'atar" is Za'atar, so to speak. Good Za'atar blend is treasured to find. Make sure you search for quality Za'atar or Za'atar with no fillings or pure Za'atar. Ideally you want a trusted label to strictly contain three mainstay ingredients: good grade wild thyme ( also called wild Za'atar, or Lebanese or Syrian Oregano, with high essential oil content for flavor) , Sumac ( not citric acid subs[filtered]ute), sesame seeds, and sea salt in low portion.
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    • helen19801123
      5 AUG, 2017
      as follow up, I found best zaatar at this place, www.eatzaatar.com. wonderful zaatar.

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