Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe
Perfectly Oven Crispy Roasted Potatoes are crispy on the outside and nice and creamy on the inside. Learn all the tricks to getting the crispest roasted potatoes!
Originally being from Ukraine, we could eat potatoes for breakfast, lunch, dinner forever, and never complain.
These oven baked to crispy perfection potatoes are a little different from what I grew up with, but Parmesan, thyme and other herbs bring it up a notch if anything. What I love most of all in these Yukon Gold potatoes, are the textural contrast of crispy and creamy.
How to clean the potatoes
Cleaning the potatoes is the first and very important step in this recipe. It is especially important if you’re not planning to peel the potatoes for this oven baked potato recipe. Scrubbing the potatoes under running water will get rid of any dirt and bacteria.
To clean the potatoes, use a scrubbing sponge, exfoliating bath gloves or a scrubbing brush dedicated to cleaning vegetables to scrub the potato in a circular motion. Do so under cool, running water until the potatoes are several shades lighter in color and no visible dirt is seen.
If there’re any sprouts, pull them off.
The additional step of allowing the peeled, washed and cut potatoes to soak in cold water removes excess potato starch from the outside. This will help with the crisping up of the potatoes when they bake or roast.
Soaking the potatoes in cold water also prevents the potatoes from browning too fast when cooking.
You can omit this step if pressed for time, but otherwise, I strongly recommend doing this.
Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes
When choosing the potatoes for roasting I most commonly go with Yukon Gold potatoes. They tend to yield a very creamy center, while still having the crispy outside. Also, don’t be tempted to cut the potatoes too small. The smaller the size, the easier it is for them to dry out.
These Perfectly Crispy Roasted Potatoes are a great side dish to add to any of your meat dishes or even breakfast, instead of boring hash browns. Try it today and see why it’s been on the list of 10 most favorite recipes ever!
More Side Dish recipes to try:
- Mashed Potatoes – fluffy, creamy, just a lot faster.
- Garlic Creamy Green Beans – A delicious green bean recipe with caramelized onions and cream.
- Mushroom Potatoes – Little potatoes with sauteed mushrooms in a creamy wine sauce.
Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe
Ingredients for Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes
How to make Perfectly Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes
Turn oven to 425F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, set aside.
Thoroughly wash the potatoes under running water. Cut each potato in half for small potatoes or into wedges for big potatoes.
Soak the potatoes in a bowl of iced water for 30 minutes. Dry potatoes with paper towels.
In a large bowl or a gallon sized ziplock toss together potatoes, salt, black pepper, thyme, minced garlic & olive oil. Shake vigorously until potatoes are evenly coated.
- Transfer the potatoes out of the bag to the baking sheet, cut side up.
How to bake Crispy Potatoes
Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. Turn each potato cut side down and bake for another 15 minutes or until the potatoes are golden and tender inside.
Once the potatoes are roasted, transfer them to a bowl, add parsley if desired and toss together. Now transfer the potatoes to the serving platter and sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese (optional).
Serve hot, right away.
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