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Awesome Roasted Potatoes Recipe

How to make the best roasted potatoes.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potatoes
Servings: 4 people


  • Russet potatoes medium-sized
  • salt to taste
  • butter
  • fresh thyme


  • Peel some medium-sized russet potatoes and cut into quarters.
  • Refine edges by "turning" them (in other words, cut into tournée shape) *see notes
  • Rinse off the starch, then put potatoes in a pot of cold water to cover. Bring pot of salted water to a boil.
  • When the potatoes have boiled for about a minute, pull them out gently and place them on a sheet pan and let them air-dry.
  • Put the oven on to 400º F.
  • In a roasting pan (Pyrex is nice because it cleans easier) melt some butter, enough to coat all the potatoes. If you're using unsalted butter, put in a pinch or three of salt.
  • Toss in a few sprigs of fresh thyme, but if you only have dried thyme, that works okay. As the potatoes cook the leaves will come off the stems.
  • Now add the potatoes, and roast until they're blistery and a little bit browned.
  • They're delicious as-is, but you can also serve them with aioli or some fresh butter.


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