Roasted Potatoes

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    To roast more than two pounds of potatoes at once, use a second pan rather than crowding the first. If your potatoes are small, like new potatoes, cut them in halves instead of wedges and turn them cut-side up during the final ten minutes of roasting.


  1. 2 lbs Red Bliss potatoes or other low-starch potatoes, scrubbed clean, dried, halved, and cut into 3/4-inch wedges
  2. 3 T extra virgin olive oil
  3. salt to taste
  4. ground black pepper to taste


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 425°F.
  2. Toss potatoes and olive oil in medium bowl to coat; season generously with salt and pepper and toss again to blend.
  3. Place potatoes flesh side down, in a single layer, on shallow roasting pan; cover tightly with aluminum foil and cook about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove foil; roast until side of potato touching pan is crusty golden brown, about 15 minutes more.
  5. Remove pan from oven and carefully turn potatoes over using metal spatula. (Press spatula against metal as it slides under potatoes to protect crusts.)
  6. Return pan to oven and roast until side of potato now touching pan is crusty golden brown and skins have raisin-like wrinkles, 5 to 10 minutes more.
  7. Remove from oven, transfer potatoes to serving dish (again, using metal spatula and extra care not to rip crusts), and serve warm.

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Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Type of Food: Potato Dish,Vegetarian
Key Ingredient: Potatoes
Difficulty: 1 - Easy
Make Ahead: No
Prep Method: Oven Bake

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