2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
2 medium heads fennel (about 1 pound)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
1. Preheat the oven to 450F and put the rack in the middle position. Put a large roasting pan in the oven to preheat. Quarter the potatoes. Cut off and discard the fennel’s stems and bottom end. Cut the bulb into pieces roughly the same size as the quartered potatoes. In a large bowl, toss the fennel with the olive oil, salt, pepper and fennel seeds.
2. Pour the potatoes and fennel onto the preheated roasting pan.
3. Roast, turning and tossing them occasionally with a spatula, until they’re tender and brown in spots, 45 minutes to 1 hour.