gluten-free Healthy How-Tos paleo sides vegan

How To Make The Perfect Roasted Potatoes

October 28, 2019

Revisiting an THM classic with a tutorial on how to make the perfect roasted potatoes. With two variations for when you’re in a rush or have more time! They’re crispy on the outside and soft on the inside with a delicious spicy coating. These roasted potatoes will change your life!

Revisiting an old THM classic with a tutorial on how to make the perfect roasted potatoes. With two variations for when you're in a rush or have more time! They're crispy on the outside and soft on the inside with a delicious spicy coating.

“Never say never”. The most precious lesson Justin Bieber has taught me.

I have a habit of making outrageous claims like “I would NEVER do that!”, only to regret it 6 months later when the pendulum that is my opinions swings immediately opposite.

For the longest time, I didn’t want to reshoot or edit old blogs and recipes. I loved that my blog reflected my journey as a business woman and we all have to start somewhere. Having said that, I want to make sure I’m consistently giving you the best content and if that means reworking some blogs and reshooting some pictures, I’m going to do it.

So here I am years later, feeling ready to tackle some of my older content, even if I said I never would. But instead of erasing the journey, I’m letting you guys come along with me for it! So I hope you take this as a lesson in permission to grow. It’s okay to improve, to change, to revisit and expand. The journey wouldn’t be nearly as fun if your starting point was also your destination.

Oh and in the great words of Justin Bieber, “Never say never.”

Revisiting an old THM classic with a tutorial on how to make the perfect roasted potatoes. With two variations for when you're in a rush or have more time! They're crispy on the outside and soft on the inside with a delicious spicy coating.

What You Need for The Best Roasted Potatoes:

  • potatoes – I prefer yukon gold or kennebec potatoes for this recipe!
  • avocado oil
  • white vinegar
  • seasonings and spices – mustard powder, garlic powder, chili powder, sea salt and pepper.

Make these two ways!

My secret tip to perfect roasted potatoes is to double cook them. There are two ways to make these potatoes:

Traditional Version: involves boiling the potatoes first and then baking in the oven for a longer period of time. Hands off and so delicious!

Quick Version: involves microwaving the potatoes and then pan roasting them on the stovetop. This method takes a little more attention while roasting on the stovetop but still just as tasty!

Roasted Potato FAQs

What are the best potatoes for roasting? Starchier potatoes like yukon gold or kennebec are best for roasting butttt in my opinion you can’t go wrong with choosing your potato. I’ve roasted them all and don’t discriminate!

Do I have to boil my potatoes first? Boiling first pre-cooks the potatoes so they get extra crispy while roasting (without burning!) but no, you can use the quick version above if you don’t want the extra step.

What size should your potatoes be? It’s less about the size of the potatoes than making sure they’re all a similar size so they roast evenly.

Do I have to use avocado oil? No – certainly not! However avocado oil has a higher smoke-point which helps the potatoes get crispy without burning. You can sub for extra virgin olive oil but just keep an eye on the potatoes making sure they don’t burn.

Why add vinegar to your cooking water? This helps to ensure that the potatoes don’t overcook.

Print

How To Make The Perfect Roasted Potatoes

Revisiting an THM classic with a tutorial on how to make the perfect roasted potatoes. With two variations for when you’re in a rush or have more time! They’re crispy on the outside and soft on the inside with a delicious spicy coating. These roasted potatoes will change your life!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
Scale

Ingredients

Instructions

Regular version:

  1. Chop potatoes into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 1/4 tsp of salt.
  4. Once boiling add vinegar and then potatoes.
  5. Cook on high for 10 minutes.
  6. Strain potatoes into a colander and then spread out on a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet.
  7. Lightly pat at potatoes with a paper towel to dry.
  8. In a small bowl combine spices (mustard,garlic, chili, salt and pepper).
  9. Drizzle potatoes with oil and then sprinkle with spices until well-coated.
  10. Bake on bottom rack for 20 minutes.
  11. After 20 mins, move potatoes to top rack and bake for another 20 minutes.
  12. Serve warm.

Quick version:

  1. Poke holes in potatoes with a fork and place in a large microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave on high for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Potatoes will be hot so carefully slice into bite-size pieces.
  4. Combine spices in a small bowl.
  5. Heat up a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and add avocado oil.
  6. Add potatoes and top with spices. Stir so potatoes are well-coated.
  7. Cook on stovetop for about 10 minutes or until potatoes have reached desired level of crispiness.
  8. Serve warm.

*Use an all-purpose potato like yukon gold or kennebec for best results. Equivalent to about 7 medium potatoes.

Like this recipe? Here are others you might enjoy:

Revisiting an old THM classic with a tutorial on how to make the perfect roasted potatoes. With two variations for when you're in a rush or have more time! They're crispy on the outside and soft on the inside with a delicious spicy coating.

JOIN THE THM NEWSLETTER

Join 20,000+ members of the THM Community to get access to exclusive recipes, healthy lifestyle tips and behind-the-scenes news from our team!

Powered by ConvertKit
  • Reply
    Stella @ Stellicious Life
    October 28, 2016 at 7:59 am

    I love oven roasted potatoes, but mine are quite simple (but still delicious) 😉

    As to reposting/reshooting old posts: as a reader I’m looking for honesty and authenticity, and if the old post remains with the original photos and text I’m fine with seeing how the blogger would revisit the same recipe a few years down the road, so your approach is my ideal way of revisiting/reshooting old posts 🙂 Have a great Halloween weekend!

  • Reply
    Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets
    October 31, 2016 at 10:50 am

    I really need to revisit some of my older content for basically the same reasons, although I’ve never been sure how to go about reposting it if you will. I’m glad you’re bringing us on the journey. Also you know how I feel about potatoes. 🙂

  • Reply
    Sam @ Hygge Wellness
    October 31, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Love to see how you’ve evolved over the years. It is so impressive and I hope you’re very proud : )

Leave a Reply

Join 5000+ members of the THM Community and get my free 10 Day Guide to Busting Your Stress.