The best crispy roast potatoes

The best crispy roast potatoes

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Marco Hartz

Chef at Kitchen Stories

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"We all love crispy potatoes. Unfortunately, they don't stay crispy for very long. Here's a kitchen hack that ensures you get the best roast potatoes possible: use floury potatoes, and boil them with water and baking soda. The mushy surface turns into crispy skin after baking. You can flavor those potatoes with everything: garlic, lemon, Parmesan, you name it! I would recommend using a metal baking tray."

Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

30 min

Baking

60 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
kg
floury potatoes
1⅓ g
baking soda
1⅔ tbsp
olive oil
1 cloves
garlic
lemon
sprig
rosemary
salt
pepper
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Utensils

oven, peeler, cutting board, knife, large pot, saucepan, spatula, fine sieve, bowl (large), bowl (small), baking sheet, parchment paper

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Nutrition per serving

Cal363
Fat11 g
Protein7 g
Carb60 g
  • Step 1/4

    Preheat oven to 220°C/450°F top bottom heat, or 200°C/400°F convection. Peel potatoes and cut them into big chunks, about 4 - 5 cm (1 - 2 in.) in size. Bring 2L water to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Add salt, baking soda, and potatoes. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil again, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for approx. 10 min., or until a knife meets little resistance when piercing a piece of potato.
    • kg floury potatoes
    • 1⅓ g baking soda
    • salt
    • oven
    • peeler
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • large pot

    Preheat oven to 220°C/450°F top bottom heat, or 200°C/400°F convection. Peel potatoes and cut them into big chunks, about 4 - 5 cm (1 - 2 in.) in size. Bring 2L water to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Add salt, baking soda, and potatoes. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil again, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for approx. 10 min., or until a knife meets little resistance when piercing a piece of potato.

  • Step 2/4

    In the meantime, finely chop the garlic. Pluck rosemary leaves and chop finely. In a small saucepan, combine olive oil with chopped rosemary, garlic, and some black pepper, and heat over medium heat. Stir constantly until the garlic just begins to turn slightly golden, about 3 minutes. Immediately drain the oil through a fine strainer in a large bowl. Set the garlic-rosemary mixture aside in a small bowl.
    • 1 cloves garlic
    • sprig rosemary
    • pepper
    • saucepan
    • spatula
    • fine sieve
    • bowl (large)
    • bowl (small)

    In the meantime, finely chop the garlic. Pluck rosemary leaves and chop finely. In a small saucepan, combine olive oil with chopped rosemary, garlic, and some black pepper, and heat over medium heat. Stir constantly until the garlic just begins to turn slightly golden, about 3 minutes. Immediately drain the oil through a fine strainer in a large bowl. Set the garlic-rosemary mixture aside in a small bowl.

  • Step 3/4

    When potatoes are cooked, carefully drain them and put them back in the pot for about 30 seconds, to allow excess moisture to evaporate. Add potato pieces to the bowl with the oil, season with a little more salt and pepper, and toss until a thin layer of the mushy surface has formed.

    When potatoes are cooked, carefully drain them and put them back in the pot for about 30 seconds, to allow excess moisture to evaporate. Add potato pieces to the bowl with the oil, season with a little more salt and pepper, and toss until a thin layer of the mushy surface has formed.

  • Step 4/4

    Put the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread them out evenly. Place in the oven and roast for approx. 20 min. Then use a metal spatula to loosen the potatoes and turn them over. Continue roasting until potatoes are deep brown and crispy all over, turning several times, for another approx. 40 min. Meanwhile, rinse the lemon under hot water and grate some of the zest and add to the garlic-rosemary mixture. Remove the potatoes from the oven, toss  with the garlic-rosemary mixture, and season with more salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
    • baking sheet
    • parchment paper

    Put the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread them out evenly. Place in the oven and roast for approx. 20 min. Then use a metal spatula to loosen the potatoes and turn them over. Continue roasting until potatoes are deep brown and crispy all over, turning several times, for another approx. 40 min. Meanwhile, rinse the lemon under hot water and grate some of the zest and add to the garlic-rosemary mixture. Remove the potatoes from the oven, toss with the garlic-rosemary mixture, and season with more salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    The best crispy roast potatoes

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