Perfectly Crispy Roasted Potatoes

Perfectly Crispy Potatoes are crispy on the outside and nice and creamy on the inside! Learn all the tricks to getting the most crisp in your roasted potatoes!

Perfectly Crispy Potatoes are crispy on the outside and nice and creamy on the inside! Learn all the tricks to getting the most crisp in your roasted potatoes!

Originally being from Ukraine, we could eat potatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner forever, and never complain. These are a little different from what I grew up with, but I say, Parmesan, thyme and other herbs bring it up a notch if anything. What I love most of all in these potatoes, are the textural contrast of crispy (outside) and creamy inside.

These Perfectly Crispy Roasted Potatoes are a great side dish to any of your meat dishes or even breakfast, instead of old and boring hash browns. Try it today and see why it’s been on the list of 10 most favorite recipes ever!

Perfectly Crispy Roasted Potatoes

5 from 1 vote
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Side Dish
Calories: 161 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 3 lbs potatoes small Golden Yukon & Red Potatoes, split in half
  • tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh minced parsley
  • ¼ – ⅓ cup Parmesan cheese shredded


How to make Perfectly Crispy Roasted Potatoes

  1. Turn oven to 400F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Thoroughly wash the potatoes under running water. Cut each potato in half.
  3. Soak the potatoes in bowl of iced water for 30 minutes.
  4. Dry potatoes with paper towels.
  5. Place potatoes in a gallon ziplock bag (or in a bowl, then cover with plastic wrap) together with, salt, black pepper, thyme, minced garlic & olive oil. Shake vigorously until potatoes are evenly coated.
  6. Transfer the potatoes out of the bag to the baking sheet, cut side up.
  7. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  8. Turn each potato cut side down and bake for another 15-25 minutes, until the potatoes are golden and tender inside.
  9. Once the potatoes are roasted, transfer them to a bowl, add parsley and toss together.
  10. Now transfer the potatoes to the serving platter and sprinkle with shredded Parme

Recipe Notes

Serve hot, right away.

Nutrition Facts
Perfectly Crispy Roasted Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Sodium 454mg 19%
Potassium 713mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1.6%
Vitamin C 25.6%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 31.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • donna cohen

    Cooked this last night. My yukon gold’s were no good so I used russets. My husband thought they were gold’s they were so creamy. Cooked them a lot longer, as i had them pretty close together in a small oven. Honestly the best ones I’ve made. I soaked my potatoes for FFs and i now I know to do it for roasted potatoes. Soaking is everything when cooked with potatoes.

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  • Irina

    So interesting, I ve never seen a recipe say to put the potatoes in ice water. What does the ice water help achieve ?

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    • It helps the potatoes crisp up in the oven. I am not sure what it does on the chemical level though))

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  • Ashley @CenterCutCook

    Potatoes define comfort food for me – this recipe looks delicious! Love simple recipes too! Yum!

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  • Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    These look like perfection! I cannot wait to try them. Luckily I picked up some perfect roasting potatoes today!

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    • Thank you Lindsey! Let me know how you like them once you make them 😀

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  • Jarome

    Potatoes are one of my favorite. I can ate it in any forms and bases on what i saw on your post is exquisitely delicious. Good job!

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    • Thank you Jerome! I am the same way, I love potatoes!

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  • Mrs. Herb

    Yum! I love oven roasted potatoes, but they aren’t always perfectly crisp. I’ve never thought to soak them in ice water before. These look delish!

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    • Thank you 🙂 yeah, sometimes the simplest things change it from good to perfect 🙂

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  • Tricia

    do you have rss feed?

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  • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    I can’t wait to try this recipe, I love crispy potatoes.

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    • Thanks for your comment! Let me know how you like it once you try it 🙂

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  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I never ate potatoes like this in a private home in Ukraine. We had lots of wonderful food but not this. I love it.

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    • Since potatoes are one of the staple foods in Ukraine, in our family we did eat oven roasted potatoes quite a bit, usually with a side of pickled herring & onion, oh how I still love this combination 😀 Sometimes we would roast the potatoes, without any oil, just cut into quarters and roasted right on the racks in the oven (without the sheet), then dip each piece into a combination of a little bit of oil (in a dish) with pressed garlic and salt, when it’s done roasting. These kind of potatoes, we ate with a salad, not even any kind of a protein.
      Potatoes are awesome, I say ))

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  • Lokness @ The Missing Lokness

    Your potatoes look perfectly crisp. Thank you for the great tips. I would love to try that.

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