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Perfect Roasted Potatoes Recipe

Looking for an easy Perfect Roasted Potatoes recipe? Learn how to make Perfect Roasted Potatoes using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 4 servings



The potatoes are parboiled for five minutes first, drained, and returned to the saucepan. At this point -- and this is the crucial step, so pay attention -- you grab the lidded pan and shake it vigorously, which not only is fun, but also serves to make the surface of the potato pieces fuzzy from rubbing their hips one against the other. Salt to taste.

Recipe Ingredients for Perfect Roasted Potatoes

2 1/2 pounds potatoes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or duck fat)

Recipe Directions for Perfect Roasted Potatoes

  1. Preheat the oven to 410F.

  2. If your potatoes are smooth-skinned, scrub them well and peel them in alternative stripes so that strips of skin remain. If, on the other hand, the skin of your potatoes is rugged and grainy, peel it off completely (no need to scrub) then rinse the potatoes well in cold water.

  3. Cut the potatoes into even chunks, about the size of a bite. Place them in a saucepan large enough to accommodate them, cover with cold water, and add a teaspoon coarse salt. Set over high heat, cover, bring to a low boil, then lower the heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes.

  4. As soon as the water boils, pour the fat into a rimmed baking sheet, and place the sheet in the oven, so the fat and baking sheet will heat up.

  5. After the 5 minutes of boiling, drain the potatoes -- they will not be cooked at that point -- and return them to the saucepan. Place a lid on the saucepan. Holding the lid firmly shut with both hands (the saucepan will be hot, so wear oven mitts or use dish towels), shake the saucepan vigorously for a few seconds, until the surface of the potato chunks is fuzzy; this will help the formation of a crust.

  6. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, pour the potatoes onto the sheet, sprinkle with sea salt, and stir well to coat with the fat.

  7. Return to the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, flipping the potatoes halfway through, until cooked through (when you insert the tip of a knife in one of the pieces, it should meet no resistance), crusty, and golden. If you want a little more color on them, you can switch to grill mode for the final few minutes.

  8. Serve immediately.

Categories

Potatoes, Side Dish, Mediterranean

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 290.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
256
Calories from Fat
64
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.1g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
17mg
1%
Potassium
1154mg
33%
Total Carbohydrates
44.5g
15%
Dietary Fiber
6.8g
27%
Sugars
3.3g
Protein
4.8g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 93%
Calcium 3% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in potassium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
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