Potatoes are a staple for so many holiday dishes, whether they’re complimenting something else or standing solo. When they are on their own, potatoes can still be enjoyed in a variety of ways – baked, mashed, boiled, fried, or roasted, to name a few.
Personally, we’re a big fan of roasted potatoes; there’s just something about the crispy outer skin and soft, seasoned inside that really just hit the spot. Maybe it’s their reminiscence to french fries that we love? How amazing they are in all sorts of dipping sauce? Perhaps we’ll never really know why, all we know for sure is that we love them.
But, as with most delicious things, perfectly roasted potatoes aren’t always easy to pull off. If the skin isn’t roasted enough, or the potatoes get soggy, you can kind of lose all the things you love most about these tots.
Our favorite tip, and the main on in the video below, is the act of scraping your potatoes with a fork.
But before you get there, make sure to skin and wash your potatoes first and foremost. Next, cut your potatoes in half or in quarters if you’re working with bigger potatoes. A good rule of thumb to remember is that if all the potatoes can be roughly the same time, they’ll cooked even better.
Now to our hack! Take your fork and drag it over the entire surface of your skinned and cut potato. You don’t have to gouge your potato or anything too drastic, but you basically want to assure that your potatoes’ surface is not smooth.
Finally, season your potato well (and when we say “well” we mean VERY thoroughly) with salt. This doesn’t just help season your potato, but it will actually assist in the browning and crisping of the skin, too! The salt actually dries out the potato, encouraging the roasting effect we want so badly.
With these tips under your belt, you’re on your way to some seriously delicious roasted potatoes. Now all you need is a killer recipe, which we hope you’ll find here! Or, if you want to experience a new take on a classic potato, definitely try this out-of-the-norm recipe.
What do you think of these potato roasting tips? Share your thoughts and any tips you’d like to share in the comments section below.