How to Roast potatoes to Perfection
The perfect baked potato is crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle. Making them is easier than you think. Follow these simple steps and you will be a pro in no time!
- When it comes to the perfect roasting potato, not all the varieties allow for great results. What you’re looking for here is a floury/mealy potato, such as the Russet variety. Russet potatoes are tender yet firm, which makes them ideal for baking.
- Since potatoes take a while to cook, parboiling them is always useful. It cuts down on the final roasting time and ensures a smooth creamy texture. Peel and cut your potatoes. Try to cut them to equal sizes to ensure they cook evenly. Place them in a saucepan of cold, salted water. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes
- Give your potatoes a good coating of oil to make sure they crisp up nicely in the oven and don’t stick to the pan. Opt for extra virgin olive oil. Besides being one of the healthiest for you. It will infuse great tasting to your potatoes. Preheat the oven to 390°F, pour the oil into a roasting pan and leave it in the oven until hot, around five minutes. Once the oil is hot, add the potatoes, mixing well to make sure they are completely coated.
- Roast the potatoes for 30 minutes. Turn them and continue roasting on the other side for another 30 minutes or until they develop a golden brown crust. Season with coarse salt. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.