How to Make Roasted Potatoes in the Oven

If you’ve ever made roast potatoes that are too mushy or undercooked, this recipe has exactly what you need. You can vary the seasonings as much as you need, but follow the process to get perfect roasted potatoes.

Ingredients Needed:

• 6 russet potatoes
• Olive oil
• Salt and pepper

Also, keep on hand a cutting board, sharp knife, vegetable peeler, large pot with lid and oven-safe dish for roasting.

This recipe serves about 3 or 4.

Peel and Cut Potatoes

Start by peeling the potatoes. If you happen to use yellow, red or some other variety of potatoes, peeling may not be necessary.

Next, cut the potatoes into quarters.

Preheat Oven

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Parbroil the Potatoes

Parbroiling simply means boiling the potatoes for a few minutes (in this case, 5 minutes) and then removing them from the heat. The key is to soften the potatoes slightly and to let the rest of the cooking to take place in the oven.

Place the potatoes in a large pot with a lid, filling the pot with water, just to cover the potatoes.

Place lid on the pot. Place on stove at high temperature, bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes drain potatoes.

Season the Potatoes

Really, you can season the potatoes how you like. We are keeping things simple with olive oil, salt and pepper.

For our recipe, drizzle with olive oil, and add salt and pepper to taste.

Roast in Oven

Place potatoes in oven-safe dish and cook at 350F for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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