Roast Potatoes

  • White potatoes (smallish ones would be best)
  • Olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Peel potatoes and cut into rough 1 1/2″ chunks. If potatoes are small enough, just cut in half or quarters.
  3. Rinse potatoes in cold water. Put the potatoes in cold water if not using right away.
  4. In a pot, bring to boil enough water that will well cover potatoes when added in next step.
  5. Carefully add the potatoes when the water is boiling.
  6. Return water to boil and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Drain potatoes in colander and shake up a bit to roughen surfaces.
  8. Coat a rimmed sheet pan with olive oil.
  9. Place in hot oven for 5 minutes to heat oil.
  10. Remove sheet pan from oven and carefully arrange potatoes coating in hot oil.
  11. Bake for about 30 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown.
  12. Remove sheet pan from oven and gently flatten each piece a bit with a potato masher.
  13. Turn potatoes over so golden brown side is up.
  14. Bake for another 30 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown.
  15. Drain on paper towels and serve.