Gluten Free/ Potatoes/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Roasted Baby Dutch Golden Potatoes w/ Caramelized Garlic Scapes & Chives

Disclaimer: This dish was not what I planned.  I was simply going to sauté the garlic scapes in some olive oil and butter to soften them and then toss them with the roasted potatoes and chives.  I even had plans to add two more ingredients to them. But as things go, the child, that sweet, sweet child of mine let out of blood curdling scream, and I abandoned my post at the stove to tend to her.
An Oscar nomination is in the works for her scream over an ant in the bathroom.  But when I returned to my garlic scapes a few minutes later, they had turned golden and looked like they were starting to burn.  I was none too happy over the thought of having to start over, but I decided to taste one before I scrapped it.  I am so happy I did.They were wonderful. Crispy and nutty.  I continued to cook them and allow their flavor to intensify.  I tossed them with the roasted potatoes and the fresh chives. Once the olive oil/butter worked their way over all the potatoes, well let’s just say I had to stop myself from eating them or I wasn’t going to have enough left to serve my dinner guests.  Plus, I had eaten far more than my diet allows, so it was in my own best interest to stop eating them.
Roasted Baby Dutch Golden Potatoes with Caramelized Garlic Scapes and Chives ~ The Complete Savorist

The garlic scapes and the chives were provided to me by Larry’s Family Farm
Roasted Baby Dutch Golden Potatoes with Caramelized Garlic Scapes and Chives ~ The Complete Savorist


Roasted Baby Dutch Golden Potatoes w/ Caramelized Garlic Scapes & Chives

Author: Michelle De La Cerda


  • 11/2 lbs . baby Dutch yellow potatoes (or any golden potato); cubed
  • 2 tbsp . extra virgin olive oil; plus a bit more
  • 1 tbsp . butter
  • 1 cup garlic scapes; finely diced
  • 1/3 cup fresh chives; finely sliced
  • Salt/pepper to taste


  1. Clean and cube the potatoes.
  2. Toss with a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Roast the potatoes on a baking sheet in a preheated 400° oven for about 35 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, add the olive oil and butter to a medium sauté pan over medium heat.
  5. Once the butter has melted add the garlic scapes and begin to sauté them, cook for about 5 minutes and then lower the heat to low and continue to cook for an additional 15 minutes or until the garlic scapes have crisped up and turned deep golden.
  6. When the potatoes are done, add them to a large bowl along with the garlic scapes and any remaining oil/butter.  Toss.
  7. Then add the chives and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Serve immediately.

Thank you for sharing!

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    Beth @ The First Year
    July 10, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    I love the in process photos. And I must say, I am really craving roasted potatoes now!

    • Reply
      July 10, 2014 at 10:37 pm

      Thank you Beth. Cravings are the downside of looking at food blogs.

  • Reply
    Sherri @ Well Floured Kitchen
    July 11, 2014 at 6:50 am

    These look delicious! I’ve never cooked scapes for a long time before, very interested to try this technique.

    • Reply
      July 12, 2014 at 1:36 am

      Sherri, it was an accident that they started to brown, but I let them keep going and they got so crunchy and nutty. Too delicious!

  • Reply
    August 18, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Mmmm!!! These look delicious! Sounds like a great and tasty side dish.

    • Reply
      August 19, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      They are super easy to make. My taste testers gobbled them all up leaving me very little to enjoy myself.

  • Reply
    Wendy | Around My Family Table
    September 19, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    My tummy just started to grumble at me…this looks amazing. Thanks again for linking up to Gluten Free & DIY Tuesdays. I hope to have you back again next week.

    • Reply
      September 22, 2014 at 1:13 am

      Thank you Wendy. I enjoyed stopping by. These were too delicious.

  • Reply
    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    March 24, 2015 at 1:22 am

    I first read this as garlic grapes and was baffled…..

    LOVE potatoes in any shape or form and this just looks divine. Why don’t I have any for dinner tonight?

    • Reply
      March 24, 2015 at 1:55 am

      Garlic grapes….now you have me thinking…

  • Reply
    Lauren @ Wicked Spatula
    March 24, 2015 at 4:11 am

    LOVE this! I love, love, love potatoes…Probably a little more than I should but they have a special place in my food loving heart. Digging the addition of the garlic scapes!

    • Reply
      March 24, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      Potatoes are wonderful and these one are scrumptious.

  • Reply
    Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen
    March 25, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Sometimes the best recipes are happy accidents!

    • Reply
      March 25, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      I completely agree Sylvie.

    Leave a Reply

    Recipe Rating

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.