Roasted Potatoes

Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes

Needless to say, when it comes to carbs, potatoes are my first (and second!) choice. I love them in all forms, but since I’ve given up most restaurant french fries due to the possibility of gluten cross-contamination, I tend to eat my crispy potatoes at home.

The key to a perfect roasted potato is this: parboil before roasting. Parboiling starts the cooking process, meaning the potato will be cooked on the inside when the outside is done. Parboiling also releases starches necessary for crispy exteriors.

This recipe works equally well for oven fries! Note that you can season your potatoes with anything, from a simple salt and pepper with olive oil glaze to an aioli crust. Mmm, that sounds so good right about now.

Tip of the Week

Roasting vegetables requires high heat, making your outdoor grill perfect for this task. To make it easier to turn the veggies on a hot grill, place them on skewers before grilling. And remember that denser veggies like potatoes will require more cooking time than vegetables like asparagus (here’s a quick reference guide).

Menu of the Week

In Southern California, it’s almost always grilling season, so I tend to think about cooking outside whenever I cook certain cuts of meat. A flank steak with a chimichurri sauce is a perfect signal that it’s time to set up the outside table!

While I like to dip my potatoes in the chimichurri, you can make a quick creamy ranch-style dressing with mayonnaise, sour cream or greek yogurt, and a bit of seasoning. This can offset the garlicky, peppery heat of the chimichurri sauce!

  • Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
  • Roasted Salt and Pepper Potatoes
  • Grilled Corn on the Cob or Grilled Stone Fruit
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Roasted Potatoes

Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes

By Kassia Krozser Published: March 15, 2015

  • Yield: 4 - 6 Servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Ready In: 40 mins

The key to delicious, perfect roasted potatoes is parboiling. Even with this extra step, you can have dinner on the table in under an hour.



  1. Place the potatoes in a pot of cold water. Add the salt and vinegar.
    Potatoes ready for parboiling.
  2. Heat the potatoes and water to boiling, and let simmer for about seven to ten minutes, depending on the size of your potatoes. You want them to start cooking, but not to cook until soft and mushy.
  3. Drain the potatoes and let dry.
  4. Toss with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  5. Roast at 450 degrees on the top rack of your oven for 20 to thirty minutes, again depending on the size of your potatoes. Flip them halfway through the roasting process for even browning.

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