Disclosure: I was compensated for this post by The Little Potato Company. All opinions and experiences are my own.
Extra Crispy Roasted Potatoes are very simple to make and have a crunchy crispy exterior while still being fluffy and light inside.
Creamer potatoes from The Little Potato Company potatoes are so easy to work with, no washing is required as they come prewashed. No peeling is needed as they have thin delicious skins. Cooking with these Little potatoes is fast and easy for any night of the week but can also be something very special like this amazing side dish. Want to take it low and slow on the weekend? Try our very easy Slow Cooker Sausage and Potatoes, Garlic Herb Smoked Potatoes, Slow Cooker Roast Beef with Potatoes and Carrots, Homemade Pierogi Casserole, or a traditional dish from the Canary Islands called Wrinkled Potatoes.
How Do You Make Roasted Potatoes Crispy?
The secret is simple, just add the Little potatoes to some cornstarch. This will let them crisp up like crazy! For some added flavor, we also toss with olive oil, garlic powder, Kosher salt, and pepper and that is all it takes.
It is the cornstarch that gets the Little potatoes extra crispy with very little effort from you! How easy is that?
Super simple ingredients will give you the best results for amazing extra crispy roasted potatoes.
These Creamer potatoes are easily found all over the US and Canada. To find a store near you use this handy locator.
Little Potato Company’s Dynamic Duo potatoes
Freshly ground black pepper
Here are The Simple Steps to The Best Roasted Potatoes
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
The prep is easy as the potatoes are already washed and ready to be used. I like to just take the potatoes, cutting them in half, maybe some of the larger ones in quarters, but you don’t want them any smaller than that.
- Add the potatoes and spread out on a large baking sheet. If you are doubling the recipe, add the potatoes to a large sheet or two large sheets.
- Drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes and toss with your hands to coat.
- In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch, garlic powder, Kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper.
- Sprinkle over the potatoes, and using your hands, toss gently again to coat. Alternatively, you can do this in a large bowl, but I like to have fewer dishes to wash!
Make sure potatoes are laid out in a single layer as that will have them roast better and be crispier.
Bake for 20 minutes, turn the potatoes, and continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown and crisp.
If you enjoy a fresh herb like rosemary, be my guest to add this. Just toss on fresh chopped rosemary before roasting, and you will have a completely different taste profile.
Why Won’t My Roast Potatoes Go Crispy?
You need to have high heat, so a hot oven is necessary to get potatoes to be crispy. Also, of course, this new method of adding cornstarch will help and also the addition of olive oil. You don’t want too much olive oil as then the Little potatoes will be greasy and not crispy.
Also, I really like to roast my potatoes in the oven by themselves if possible, so they get lots of air circulating. If you have a large roast or turkey, it can be resting while you roast the potatoes right before serving. They are always best served hot out of the oven too.
Finally, don’t overcrowd the potatoes, you want a nice single layer to get air all around each potato.
Should You Soak Potatoes in Water Before Roasting?
Some say that you need to soak potatoes in cold water before roasting, but with using Creamer potatoes from The Little Potato Company, you can skip this step.
They already come pre-washed so you don’t even have to wash them.
I get even crispy potatoes every time I roast with Creamer potatoes. They are a mainstay in this household and a side dish that everyone loves!!
Which Potato is Best for Roasting?
This combination of Creamer potatoes called Dynamic Duo is perfect for roasting as both the Boomer Gold (which is like a Yukon Gold Potato) and Blushing Belle Little Potatoes are specifically recommended for this cooking method.
But to be honest, I have roasted all of The Little Potato Company’s potatoes with great success!
What is the Best Oil to use for Roasting Vegetables?
I love to use olive oil for roasting, but you can also use canola oil. To make potatoes even yummier, but few have these ingredients on hand, is to use ghee or duck fat.
I have eaten ghee and duck fat in a restaurant but have not used them to cook at home. Duck fat has a high smoking point and really does make things taste better, but for everyday roasting, olive oil is where it is at for me!
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- 1.5 lbs Little Potato Company's Dynamic Duo potatoes cut in half
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp corn starch
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp fresh ground pepper
1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Spread the cut potatoes out on a large baking sheet.
3. Drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes and toss with your hands to coat.
4. In a small bowl, mix together the corn starch, garlic powder, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper.
5. Sprinkle over the potatoes and using your hands, toss gently again to coat.
6. Bake for 20 minutes, turn the potatoes, and continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown and crisp.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 179Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 402mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g
Recipe calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is an estimation only. If you need nutritional calculations for medical reasons, please use a source that you trust.