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Roasted Potatoes

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Roasted Potatoes

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potatoe, potatoes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 294kcal
Author: asclavijo


  • 2 pounds medium Yukon Gold potatoes about 2 inches in diameter
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt freshly ground pepper


  • Place a rack in lowest position in oven and preheat to 425°. Halve 2 lb. Yukon Gold potatoes crosswise.
  • Arrange potatoes, cut side down, on a rimmed baking sheet, spacing evenly apart. Pour in 1½–2 cups water (it needs to cover baking sheet in a thin layer).
  • Cover baking sheet with a double layer of foil, crimping sides very tightly to seal well. Doing this will trap in steam and prevent water from dribbling out if you tip the sheet.
  • Bake potatoes until a fork or skewer slides easily through potatoes, 25–30 minutes. The foil will be puffed, but poke through and feel around for a potato to test. Try testing a couple to gauge doneness.
  • Let potatoes cool about 5 minutes. Crank up oven temperature to 500° (or as high as your oven goes). Use tongs to lift up foil at 1 corner, peeling it back only about 1". Tip open corner into the sink and pour off water.
  • Remove foil and drizzle ¼ cup oil over potatoes; season generously with salt and pepper. Let potatoes cool to the point you can handle them, then toss with your hands to coat completely. Arrange cut side down again.
  • Roast potatoes until tops are golden, bottoms are deeply browned and crisp, and oil around edges is sizzling and, 20–25 minutes.
  • Let potatoes cool slightly, then use a spatula to unstick them from baking sheet.


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 955mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg


2 thoughts

  • Nicola Shea Ricci
    August 15, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    Delish! Making them now!

  • Nicola Shea Ricci
    September 11, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    5 stars
    Made them again….yum. Tossed a little fresh thyme from my garden……..yum

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