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How to Make Roasted Potatoes: The 6 steps to turn them into golden crunchy delicacies

If you have been pondering how to make roasted potatoes in the oven, you can relax as you will soon discover the process behind it. First, you must be clear on what are the steps in the roasting process. Basically it means cooking in the oven at a very high temperature (400°F or more). Yup, that’s about it; well there are a few more steps involved, but you get the idea. For this specific recipe, boiling potatoes will be a starting point to create a smoother texture followed by the roasting.

You can add a few extra ingredients to this easy roasted potatoes recipe to make it a full course meal if you want to, but are they not necessary. Once the potatoes are done, you will have a crunchy, crispy, delicious dish you won’t be able to resist. Roasting only take a few minutes, meaning you won’t have to wait too long to enjoy their unique flavor. Furthermore, they do not require a cooking degree for you to make them. Even if you have earned the nickname “Burny mc burn” you can still make this recipe work (as long as you follow the instructions). You only need a deep desire to prepare a scrumptious potato dish you can share with everybody you know.

Roasted potatoes

Whenever you desire to make simple oven roasted potatoes, try the following varieties:

  • red potatoes

  • fingerling potatoes

  • If any of the previously mentioned types can’t be found, use Yukon gold or any other “all purpose potato.”

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Servings: 6


  • 8 potatoes small or medium (red, fingerling or Yukon)
  • sea salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil

If you want golden, crispy roasted potatoes you can try the following 6 step method:

Step 1

The first step to learn how to make roasted potatoes properly is to rinse them thoroughly. This may seem silly, but good hygiene is always important (plus dirt doesn’t taste good). Peel and cut the potatoes in four pieces (also known as quarters). Place them in a saucepan and cover with water, add sea salt to taste.

Step 2

Boil for about 5 minutes (that will make them easier to roast), then drain all the water and let them dry for 1 minute.

Step 3

In a roasting pan, cover the bottom of the pan with extra virgin olive oil or virgin coconut oil (don't add too much oil, just about 1/4 inch deep).

Step 4

Put the pan into the oven, set it at 400°F (204°C) for 8 or 10 minutes before adding the potatoes.

Step 5

Once the 10 minutes are up, take the pan out of the oven (careful! is hot so use oven mitts) and place the potatoes over it. Toss them around a bit, so each one of them gets a nice coat of oil.

Step 6

Put the pan back to the oven and turn them every 10 minutes or so during cooking until they are golden brown, for about 35 minutes. As soon they have the right appearance, take them out of the oven and serve with anything you like.

Now you know how to roast potatoes with just 6 easy to follow steps. There is nothing complicated or mysterious about roasting potatoes, just try them and you will see why they are so awesome. Your friends will think you became a chef (well maybe not that much), but they will love the dish.

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