Fluffy Roast Potatoes

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Who doesn’t love a delicious side of roast potatoes? They’re a classic that never gets old and can be paired with so many different main courses. The best part? They’re super easy to make and can be customized to your personal taste preferences.

What type of potatoes should I use?

I love red potatoes and use them for almost all my potato recipes. However, Russet or Yukon gold potatoes work great for roasting. They have a high starch content that makes them crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. If you prefer a creamier texture, Yukon gold potatoes are also a great option.

To prepare your potatoes, give them a good wash and cut them into small, even pieces. This will ensure that they cook evenly and become crispy and golden brown. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt. Next, drop the potatoes and boil uncovered for about 5 minutes. Remove the potatoes and drain in a colander.

Now it’s time to add some flavour! Toss the potato pieces in a large bowl with some olive oil, salt, and any other seasonings you prefer. Some popular seasonings include garlic powder, rosemary, thyme, and paprika. Spread your seasoned potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet, ensuring they’re not touching. This will help them cook evenly and become crispy on all sides.

Pop your potatoes in a preheated oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes, depending on the size of your potato pieces. Don’t forget to flip them halfway through cooking to make sure both sides are evenly browned.

Once they’re ready, take them out of the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving. This will help them get even crispier and prevent them from getting soggy. Roast potatoes are so versatile! They pair perfectly with roasted meats like chicken, beef, and pork, as well as vegetarian dishes like roasted vegetables or tofu. Try this Delicious Beef Steak with Mushrooms or Honey Garlic Pork Chop for your ultimate dish.

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 274 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs russet potatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped herbs parsley, basil, chives (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Wash and scrub potatoes then dice into 1.5" cubes
  • Bring a large pot of water (approximately 12 cups or enough to cover the potatoes) to a boil and add salt (2-3 tbsp). Drop the potatoes in the pot and boil uncovered for about 5 minutes. Remove the potatoes and drain in a colander.
  • Toss the potatoes, olive oil, herbs and seasonings if using and place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until browned and tender.

Nutrition

Calories: 274kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 5gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 952mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 127IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Easy, Potatoes, Side Dish, Vegetarian
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To add some extra flavour, try adding some grated Parmesan cheese or chopped herbs like parsley or chives. You can also experiment with different types of oil like avocado, coconut oil, or bacon fat to switch up the flavour profile. Not only are roast potatoes delicious, but they’re also a healthy side dish option. They’re a great source of carbohydrates, fibre, and vitamins like vitamin C and potassium. Plus, when they’re roasted in olive oil or coconut oil, they’re a great source of healthy fats. Overall, roast potatoes are a classic side dish that’s easy to make and can be customized to your personal taste preferences.

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