Roasted Red Potatoes

Classic Red Potatoes Roasted

Any great menu needs a side dish of potatoes
By Chef John of Food Wishes

This roasted red potatoes recipe requires a heavy shallow roasting pan or baking dish and lots of olive oil.

The red potato recipe is the very best overcooked, it is going to take practice to find that overcooked spot, but that’s what it will take to acquire that fantastic marriage of crispy-crusty exterior and creamy-soft interior. The only actual way to lose at this is to under cook your red potato dish.

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Serve Potatoes With

  • Grilled fish
  • Roasted Chicken
  • Prime Rib

Red Potato Facts

  • When baked very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium
  • Good source of Vitamin B6 and Potassium and a very good source of Vitamin C
  • Good-quality Red Potatoes will be firm, smooth-skinned and have bright-red coloring. They should have few eyes, and those few eyes should be shallow
  • Do not wash raw red potatoes before storing - washing them speeds development of decay
  • Store red potatoes in a cool (40 - 50° F), dry, well ventilated, dark place to protect them from light exposure and to inhibit quick sprouts from growing. If your potatoes do begin to sprout or grow, cut off the sprouts. If you don't have good storage available, buy in smaller quantities and more often
  • Do not refrigerate or freeze uncooked potatoes as this changes the potatoes' starch into sugar. This alters the taste of potatoes and causes the flesh to darken when cooked
  • Red potatoes are a perfect choice for soups and potato salads because of their firmness and texture. Their natural pigmentation makes red potatoes a favorite among chefs wanting to add pizzazz to their dishes

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Tip: If you wish a garlic flavor, add some crushed cloves to hot olive oil, and let it sit for an hour. Then strain and use olive oil as shown.

Ingredients for 6 portions Roasted Red Potatoes:

  • 2 pounds red potatoes, cut in evenly-sized pieces
  • salt, pepper, cayenne to taste
  • thyme sprigs, add whole and remove barren twigs after cooked
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper, seeded, cut in chunks

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