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"Special" Roasted Potatoes

Rated as 4.65 out of 5 Stars

"The secret to these deliciously crusty potatoes is the pre-oven boiling in a salted and seasoned liquid. The potatoes not only absorb flavor and salt, but more importantly the surface of the potato cooks, which is what forms the great crunchy texture in the oven."
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Ingredients

servings 162 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Place potatoes in a large pot with water. Bruise the rosemary with the dull side of a knife blade and place in the pot. Add garlic, bay leaves, and salt. Bring to a boil; simmer for 5 minutes. Drain; let potatoes air dry.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. When potatoes are thoroughly dry, transfer them back to the pot. Drizzle with olive oil, cayenne pepper, and a pinch of salt. Stir to coat. Transfer potatoes to a rimmed sheet pan. Bake until potatoes are golden brown and crusty, and the flesh is creamy and soft, about 35 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 162 calories; 4.7 g fat; 27.8 g carbohydrates; 3.2 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 2402 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Was searching for a technique more than a recipe. This is great. I haven't had much success with recipes that instruct you to roast raw potatoes for a long time at high heat. That method usually...

Most helpful critical review

I found this to be very bland - surprising because I added more garlic and rosemary and salt than asked for. I won't make this again.

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Was searching for a technique more than a recipe. This is great. I haven't had much success with recipes that instruct you to roast raw potatoes for a long time at high heat. That method usually...

These were awesome. I used russet potatoes and cut them in quarters and since I don't have fresh rosemary I subbed about a teaspoon of dried instead. I was looking for something with flavor that...

Fantastic! These were soooo easy to make and super crispy, flavorful and delicious. I will def be making these often~YUM!!!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

I have been looking for this kind of recipe for years, works great! So easy, too.

I cannot believe what a difference this method makes! Turned out absolutely perfect on my first try. The only way I'll ever roast potatoes from now on. Thanks!

This is a very good recipe. I added paprika. I will keep it and use it regularly. I cut the potatoes to create more surface area, as a review I read suggested, so we could have more crunch. Perf...

One of my favorite potato dishes! I used minced garlic instead of garlic cloves because I didn't have any, and it worked fine. I would definitely add more spices (rosemary, thyme, etc) next time...

Ya gotta make these!

Excellent. Wonderful recipe! Will definitely be making this again!