These roasted potatoes are tossed with fresh garlic and dill for a tasty and easy side dish that pairs perfectly with any meal. Did you know that one serving of potatoes with the skin contains nearly half of our daily value of Vitamin C, more potassium than a banana and is a good source of Vitamin B6?
Nutrition Tip: Potatoes are rich in vitamin B6, a nutrient that is critical for chemical reactions that synthesis our DNA, ensure proper nerve function, and protect the heart.
Tips for the Perfect Roasted Potatoes
There’s more to making the perfect roasted potatoes than just throwing some spuds in the oven. Here are a few tips to help you make dill and garlic roasted potatoes that are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
1. Cut your potatoes into even-sized pieces or use petit potatoes like we did so they cook evenly.
2. Use an oven thermometer to ensure your oven gets to the right heat.
3. After you drizzle olive oil over the potatoes and add your seasonings, really take the time to toss them with their ingredients to ensure all of the potatoes are coated evenly with that delicious goodness!
4. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for easier clean up
5. Halfway through cooking, you can flip the potatoes if you would like to ensure you get even cooking on the top and bottom. If you want an extra punch of flavor, you could add additional minced garlic to the pan as well – but be careful not to add too much.
How to Choose Potatoes for Roasting
There are many things to consider when choosing potatoes for roasting. Some people prefer a certain type of potato, while others simply use whatever they have on hand. Here are a couple of tips to help you choose the perfect potatoes for your next roast.
When it comes to roasted potatoes, size matters. You’ll want to choose potatoes that are similar in size so they cook evenly. If you’re using small potatoes, you may need to adjust the cooking time.
We chose petite yellow potatoes because they are the perfect size for roasting without requiring us to pull out the knife and cutting board! Easier is better in our book.
The type of potato is also important. Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes are typically used for roasting, but red potatoes can also work well. Avoid using waxy varieties like new potatoes, as they won’t get as crispy when roasted.
How to Clean Your Potatoes for Roasting
Before roasting your potatoes, you’ll need to clean them. Here’s how:
1. Start by rinsing the potatoes under cold water. This will help to remove any dirt or debris that may be on the surface.
2. Next, use a brush to scrub the potatoes clean. You can also use a vegetable peeler to remove any tough skin.
3. Finally, cut the potatoes into even pieces so they’ll cook evenly in the oven.
Now your potatoes are ready for roasting!
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Dill & Garlic Roasted Potatoes
- 1 pound petite yellow potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon dill
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Cover baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Toss potatoes in oil, garlic, dill, salt and pepper. Lay single layer on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake 20-25 minutes, or until browned and tender.