This is it. The perfect side dish. The potato to complete any meat-and-potato dish you could ever dream up. Why are these potatoes so perfect, you ask? They’re super simple to make, mess-free, and packed with a buttery, garlicky taste that’s impossible to discredit. They also satisfy every kind of potato person, from those who prefer their potatoes squishy to those who prefer them crispy and browned. Keep reading below for the best roasted potato recipe in town.
So how do you make these delicious little nuggets of Yukon Gold? Start with the potatoes, a little olive oil, some salt and pepper and garlic powder. A sheet of aluminum foil will keep the potatoes from ruining your favorite baking sheet, and then all you need to do is decide what dish you want to serve it with! My personal recommendation is the Figgy Balsamic Pork dish that I made earlier this month, but it would really go well with any meat option.
My personal favorite trick for cutting these potatoes ensures that they’re shaped like small wedges; the the potato and cut it in half lengthwise (along the longest point of the potato). Then place each half meat-side down to prevent slippage. Cut in half again, then slice into half-inch thick pieces. Your potatoes should look roughly triangular, unless you’ve had to cut off any bad bits.
Ingredients: (serves 3-4)
Time Required: Approx 30 minutes (5-10 minutes prep, 25 minutes cook time)
Skill Level: 🔪 (Easy)
5-6 medium-sized Yukon Gold potatoes
2.5 tbsp olive oil (more if your potatoes are on the large side)
1.5 tsp garlic salt (more if you prefer a strong garlic flavor)
salt & pepper to taste
- Turn oven on to 425 degrees.
- Prepare potatoes. Cut into wedges by cutting the potato in half lengthwise, then in half again (also lengthwise). Slice halves into 1/2 inch thick pieces.
- Place potatoes in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat. If there is not enough olive oil to satisfactorily coat all potatoes, add more, 1 tsp at a time.
- Place a piece of aluminum foil over a baking tray and grease sheet with olive oil or cooking spray. Add potatoes, then sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place in oven and cook for approximately 15 minutes.
- After 10-15 minutes, remove from oven and turn potatoes over with a spatula. Return to oven for an additional 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately!