Perfect roasted potatoes recipe that is crispy outside, fluffy inside, delicious in every way and will leave you wanting more. These crispy roast potatoes are very easy to make and serve as a side to many dishes.
Making perfect roast potatoes require minimal effort and they are a very versatile side dish. They can be served with sides like these air fryer chicken drumsticks, roasted vegetables, instant pot chicken legs, gravy and sauces, and many other dishes. They are usually popularly made for special occasions such as Sunday roast dinner, Christmas, and Thanksgiving.
Crispy roasted potatoes can be made plain or seasoned with spices and herbs or any seasoning you desire. These easy roasted potatoes recipe I’ll be sharing with you is easy to make, require few ingredients and is full of flavor.
Roasted Potatoes Recipe
Let me tell you in advance that you will not be disappointed with this recipe!
This perfect roasted potatoes recipe will leave you with potatoes that are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. It is delicious.
The potatoes are peeled, washed, and parboiled before roasting in the oven thus give fluffy inside and golden crispy outside. It also saves time to parboil before roasting.
This recipe is very easy to make and the directions simple and straightforward. Let me show you how to make roast potatoes.
Ingredients For Roasted Potatoes
Potatoes – Floury potatoes are best. Maries pipers, Yukon gold, etc.
Olive oil– used to add crunch to the potatoes and to give it a golden brown exterior.
All purpose flour
WHAT OTHER INGREDIENTS YOU CAN ADD
Other optional ingredients you can add are:
Onion powder– seasonings used to season the potatoes.
Herbs (rosemary, parsley, thyme, basil)
How To Make Perfect Roasted Potatoes
Peel the skin off and cut the potatoes into about 2 inch sizes.
Add in a pot, add water to cover the potatoes over 2 inches, add salt and boil the potatoes for 6-8 minutes.
Don’t cook the potatoes to fully done.
Drain in a colander, add all-purpose flour, shake the potatoes in the colander to give it rough edges then leave it to cool for 5 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Add the olive oil on a baking tray and heat in the oven for 5 minutes then arrange the potatoes on it. Drizzle more olive oil on the potatoes then put the tray in the oven.
Bake for 35 minutes or until they are golden browned and crisp.
Bring out of the oven and serve.
This can be served with:
How To Store
To store leftovers, put in an airtight container or freezer bags, label, and store.
In the fridge, roast potatoes can last in the fridge for three to five days.
In the freezer, it can last for up to 6 months.
The best way to thaw out roast potatoes is to leave it on the counter but it’s best reheated in the oven from frozen. To reheat arrange potatoes on oven tray and bake at a temperature of 200C/400F for 10 minutes or till the inside is heated.
Tips and FAQs
For best results do not crowd the potatoes on the baking sheet. The potatoes will end up steaming rather than being crisp and golden brown. If the potatoes steam, they end being mushy rather than crisp and fluffy.
Can I use any type of potatoes for this recipe?
YOU SURE CAN! This roast potatoes recipe does not limit you to just using yellow potatoes. You can use russet potatoes, Vitelotte potatoes, or King Edward potatoes.
Can I use my own seasoning to season the potatoes?
Yes, you can. The seasonings I put in this recipe are just suggestions. You can barbeque spice, steak seasoning, your own special rub, or just salt and pepper!
Can I use any herbs I want?
Of course! But I suggest that you stick to the herbs in the recipe because they are all there to balance the flavor of each other and of the seasonings.
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Perfect Roasted Potatoes Recipe
- Baking tray
- 2 lb (1kg) Potatoes
- 1/4 cup Olive oil
- Black pepper to taste
- Salt to taste
- 2 tablespoons All purpose flour
- Peel the skin off and cut the potatoes into about 2 inch sizes.
- Add in a pot, add water to cover the potatoes over 2 inches, add salt and boil the potatoes for 6-8 minutes.Don't cook the potatoes to fully done.
- Drain in a colander, add all purpose flour, shake the potatoes in the colander to give it rough edges then leave it to cool for 5 minutes.Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Add the olive oil on a baking tray and heat in the oven for 5 minutes then arrange the potatoes on it. Drizzle more olive oil on the potatoes then put the tray in the oven.Bake for thirty five minutes or until they are browned and crisp.
- Bring out of the oven and serve.