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Extra Crispy Roasted Potatoes

Update your side dish spread with a recipe for Extra Crispy Roasted Potatoes featuring a not-so-secret trick to guaranteeing maximum crunch in every golden brown bite. 

A top-down view of white plates containing roasted potatoes

A top-down view of white plates containing roasted potatoes

When it comes to potatoes, I’m firmly in the French Fries Rule Above All Else camp. How can you possibly beat golden brown batons destined for dunking in ketchup, Ranch, barbecue sauce or all of the above?

So if it’s not a starch in fry form, I’m probably not going for it. That is, until Extra Crispy Roasted Potatoes made their way into my recipe repertoire. 

A close-up of roasted potatoes on a baking sheet

A close-up of roasted potatoes on a baking sheet

Despite making a career out of cooking, I also find myself faced with the inevitable daily question of, “What’s for dinner?” I generally have the protein element covered, with a longstanding rotation of Sweet and Sour Pork Tenderloin, Broccoli-Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breasts and The Ultimate Asian Flank Steak.

A glass bowl containing halved potatoes with olive oil

A glass bowl containing halved potatoes with olive oil

And the side dishes to accompany the stars of the show? In all honesty, it comes down to foraging through my fridge and pantry for leftover odds and ends that can be cobbled together into something vaguely resembling a co-star to the main event. 

A glass bowl with potatoes and seasonings

A glass bowl with potatoes and seasonings

That’s where the trusty tater comes in. It doesn’t get much easier, more affordable or more customizable than Extra Crispy Roasted Potatoes. They legit go with everything. Breakfast for dinner? Great! Call ’em “breakfast potatoes” and you’re done. Turkey burgers? Fabulous! Here’s your starchy side that will roast while you tend to your patties. 

So what’s my secret to ensuring these extra crispy potatoes live up to their name?

It all comes down to pre-heating the baking sheet in the oven, so the first contact the sliced spuds have with the surface leads to an instantaneous sizzle. The result? Truly the crispiest, crunchiest, crackliest roasted potatoes on the planet. 

Roasted potatoes on a baking sheet

Roasted potatoes on a baking sheet

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Extra Crispy Roasted Potatoes

  • 3
    pounds
    baby red potatoes, halved
  • 1/4
    cup
    olive oil
  • 1
    teaspoon
    garlic powder (or other preferred spices)
  • 1
    teaspoon
    kosher salt
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    black pepper

Place a baking sheet in the oven then preheat the oven to 400°F.

Add the potatoes to a large bowl. Drizzle in the olive oil then add the garlic powder (optional), salt and pepper. Toss until well-coated.

Carefully remove the baking sheet from the oven. Add the potatoes to the hot baking sheet, spreading them into a single layer.

Return the baking sheet to the oven and roast the potatoes until golden brown and crispy, 50 to 60 minutes, flipping the potatoes every 20 minutes.

Remove the potatoes from the oven and serve. 

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Nutrition Facts

Extra Crispy Roasted Potatoes

Amount Per Serving

Calories 239
Calories from Fat 81

% Daily Value*

Fat 9g14%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 429mg19%

Potassium 1032mg29%

Carbohydrates 36g12%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 3g3%

Protein 4g8%

Vitamin A 16IU0%

Vitamin C 20mg24%

Calcium 23mg2%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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