I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for KitchenIQ. I received promotional items to thank me for my participation.
When presented with three KitchenIQ tools; a potato peeler, a zester and a knife with sharpener I decided to test each kitchen utensil on a Lemon Pepper Roasted Potatoes recipe.
To get everything setup to demonstrate the new KitchenIQ tools I first washed the potatoes to add to a bowl. I wanted them clean before letting each person take turns peeling.
I love how the KitchenIQ Potato Tool is not only a scrub brush but also a peeler with a paring knife tucked away in the handle. It has an ergonomic soft grip, non-slip handle which provides ease of use.
- Lemon Zest
- Lemon Juice – freshly squeeze
- Black Pepper
- Olive Oil
I think we had the most fun zesting the lemons. I not only want to add fresh lemon juice to the recipe but also the lemon zest. When baking potatoes in the oven it will bake off a lot of the juice. To truly give the lemon flavor you need the zest for an extra kick.
What I love most about the KitchenIQ Better Zester is the back storage container. Not only does the front have a nice cover that both protects the zester but also protects your hands when digging in your drawer, but it also has a cover on the back to collect the zest. The stainless steel v-etched zester blade is great for zesting all kinds of citruses. Plus, non-stick food approved coating for smoother zesting and easier clean up.
Although I did not measure the zest for this recipe, simply used two lemons, I do love how the back of the zester measures for you. This is perfect when prepping a recipe in a hurry. You can skip the extra measuring stage.
When it came to peeling the potatoes, I was impressed with the cover on the KitchenIQ Potato Tool. Most of these kitchen tools end up in my cooking drawer next to the stovetop. Since I dig around inside it I don’t have to fear cutting myself on the sharp blades.
Once the potatoes were all peeled and each person tested out the new tools we took a look at the KitchenIQ Edge Grip Knife Sharpener. The pairing knife shown in the below photo came tucked away safely inside the handle of the Potato Tool. I love the green color!
The Edge Grip Knife Sharpener has two stages. It is created to sharpen straight edge double-beveled Euro and American style knives. The coarse sharpening slot includes carbide blades that quickly sharpen dull or damaged knives with just a few pulls. Whereas, the fine slot’s ceramic rods are ideal for finishing and polishing the edge, and are perfect for light touch-ups to an already sharp knife.
When we were testing the KitchenIQ Edge Grip Knife Sharpener we took turns holding it and inspecting. However, the edge grip bottom allows stable sharpening on the counter top or edge of the counter top or table. So no true need to hold it while sharpening your knives.
*Designed in the USA by Smith’s Consumer Products, Inc. the Edge Experts Since 1886.
How to Make Lemon Pepper Roasted Potatoes
Once your potatoes are peeled, slice them into bite size chunks.
After zesting your lemons, cut them in half to squeeze the fresh juice over your potatoes.
Sprinkle with garlic powder and black pepper to taste. Be extremely generous with the seasoning as it will cook off slightly and the taste will not be over-powering, promise! If you want to add some salt for taste you can substitute the garlic powder for garlic salt.
Squeeze the lemons generously over the seasoned potatoes.
To keep the potatoes from drying out in the oven I used olive oil. This is healthier than butter when cooking.
Finally, sprinkle on the lemon zest. Now your potatoes are ready to add to the oven.
I cooked the potatoes on 375 degrees without covering. To test when they are done, you can stick a toothpick into the center of one and see if it is soft enough to eat. You don’t want to over cook where they turn brown or become mashed potatoes. Roughly 30-45 minutes.
Everyone loved the Lemon Pepper Roasted Potatoes recipe. They would make the perfect side to lemon pepper grilled chicken.
Do you have dull knives that you need to sharpen? Share a favorite recipe with me in the comments below.