This is a simple recipe for making restaurant style roasted potatoes at home. These potatoes are golden brown and crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. The secret is to boil the potatoes before you roast them. If you're not already in the habit of doing this you may wonder, "Why the heck would I bother cooking my potatoes before I cook my potatoes?" Try it and you'll see it's well worth the little bit of extra time and effort. With this technique you will never have to worry about your roasted potatoes turning out dry and chewy. In this recipe I season the potatoes with fresh rosemary, but you can use anything you like. Two of my favorite seasonings for roasted potatoes are Cajun spice or Montreal steak spice.
Prep time 15 minutes Cooking time 45 minutes Serve 4
900g (2lbs) potatoes
50ml (1 3/4 oz) Olive oil
1/4 bunch fresh rosemary (or 1 tbs dried)
salt & pepper
Preheat the oven to 375F
2. Place the potatoes in a large pot, cover with water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and gently simmer the potatoes until soft enough to easily crush with a fork, about 15 minutes.
3. Strain the potatoes, spread them out on a baking tray & drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper & fresh rosemary.
4. Place in the oven at 375F and roast until golden brown, turning occasionally, about 30-40 minutes.