Recipe for Roasted Potatoes

Roasted PotatoesThe best roasted potatoes I’ve ever had were served at a restaurant during a family trip to Ireland. It’s no surprise Irish people would know how to cook their potatoes! Ever since, I’ve tried to re-create that perfect blend of soft and steamy on the inside, crisp and crunchy on the outside. While I don’t have it down quite right, I do have some great recipes for roasted potatoes.

One thing I love about roasted potatoes is how easy they are to change up. If you’re in a garlic mood, add garlic. An herb-y mood, add rosemary. If you want to add vegetables, toss in some carrots and/or parsnips. Here is one variation on the theme of roasted potatoes…


2 Russet potatoes (or 5-6 smaller potatoes, such as Yukon gold, red or blue – see medley pictured above)

2 Tbsp Olive oil


Black Pepper, freshly ground

2 tsp Dry minced garlic

2 tsp Rosemary, chopped (optional ingredient)


1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Wash and skin potatoes. Chop into cubes.

3. In a medium pot, boil 3 quarts of water. Once the water begins to boil, add a dash of salt. Add in potatoes and boil on medium high for 5-7 minutes, until cooked on the outside.

4. While the potatoes are boiling, lay down a sheet of parchment paper on a clean cookie sheet. When the potatoes have boiled for 5-7 minutes, pour them into a colander too drain out water. Pour potatoes onto the parchment paper-covered cookie sheet.

5. Pour olive oil, salt and fresh ground black pepper over potatoes. Sprinkle garlic and rosemary (optional) over potatoes and toss with a pair of tongs, making sure the potatoes are well seasoned.

6. Pop the potatoes in the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown on the outside.

The above recipe is ideal for creating really crispy potatoes that are still maintaining a soft inside. If you’re in a hurry or constrained for space, skip parboiling the potatoes (step #3 above), roast for 4-45 minutes and you’ll still get a great dish!

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