Mustard and Thyme Roasted Potatoes

I’m starting to develop a culinary plan for airbnb travel. This is our first airbnb experience, but I feel like I’ve found a lifestyle of travel that I intend to continue as long and as often as possible, both on foreign and domestic soil.


Preparing for this trip to London and France we had the unusual task of getting our RV-Home all the way to New Hampshire from the Southern States during the first week of March. This ended up meaning several over-night stays in Cabella’s parking lots. As courteous guests, at one of these stays we purchased a discounted gift box of cheeses and meats. “This will be perfect for the 6 hour plane ride!” We were all excited.


Well, come to find out that they actually still serve meals on international flights. Between dinner, a nap, and breakfast 3 hours later we never opened the items. When we finally did, it was rather uncanny that none of us were impressed with it’s contents… except for the little jars of mustard. Nathan really took a liking to the sweet and hot mustard.

Sweet Hot Mustard for Roasted Potatoes with ThymeOur first day in Croydon, London, we did the customary stop at a grocery store. I picked up eggs, bread, lunch meat, milk, cereal for the Boy, (the usual stuff,) and I found a bag of small potatoes on sale. Without knowing what we might be eating over the next few days I figured potatoes were versatile enough to be a safe bet.


As it played out I ended up using fresh thyme when I cooked Parrot Fish for our first real dinner of the trip. Knowing that the boys were going to sleep in late our second morning I simply started the day by roasting the potatoes with butter, the extra thyme, and the remains of the hot mustard from the gift set. It was an absolute success!


Not only are the ingredients easy to find and universal, it can just as easily be made in a skillet or pot on the range. In addition, you can use fresh or dried thyme and switch the sweet and hot mustard for any other gourmet type you may like best.


Airbnb Recipe Challenges: Budget; Left-Overs Challenge


Mustard and Thyme Roasted Potatoes

Thyme and Hot Mustard Roasted Potatoes

SemiSerious Chefs
'Ingredient easy,' cheap, and lacking a need to 'baby-sit' this recipe is great for even the most basic of circumstances.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Super
Cuisine Scandinavian/Norse, Western


  • Oven
  • Roasting Pan


  • 1.5 pounds small/fingerling/new potatoes; halved lengthwise
  • 10 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 oz sweet and hot mustard; or more to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 T butter; melted OR 4 T olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Add the melted butter/oil to the bottom of a large baking pan. Add the halved potatoes and toss with the thyme, salt, and generous pepper, to coat well with the butter/oil.
  • Realign the potatoes with cut sides down and thyme distributed though-out.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Next increase the heat to 450°F for a final 15 minutes to crisp the potatoes to a golden hue.

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