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Easy Roasted Potatoes

I've found the best method for quickly making crispy roasted potatoes! It shaves about 15 minutes off cooking time, so you can have roasted potatoes for dinner any day of the week. These are spiced with italian herbs and a bit of cayenne - my favorite!

I’ve found the best method for quickly making crispy roasted potatoes! It shaves about 15 minutes off cooking time, so you can have roasted potatoes for dinner any day of the week. These are spiced with italian herbs and a bit of cayenne – my favorite!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Wash the potatoes and cut into 1-inch chunks.Place in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 12-15 minutes, tossing every 5 minutes or so, until easily pierced with a fork but not falling apart.
  2. While the potatoes microwave, turn on your oven broiler to heat up. Place an oven rack on the second position below the broiler – not the very top one. In addition, mix together all the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. When the potatoes are fork-tender, pour the olive oil, maple syrup, and spice mixture over the microwaved potatoes and gently toss to distribute. Place the potatoes onto a rimmed baking sheet and cook until brown and crispy all over. The length of time this takes will vary by oven – if your broiler is hotter, you’ll need to toss the potatoes more often and cook for less time. If you broiler is cooler you’ll need to cook them longer. The #1 important rule here is to check the potatoes frequently and never leave the kitchen!!
  4. Serve with some chipotle aioli and call it a day.

Notes

You can make these without a microwave. Preheat your oven to 400ºF, toss the raw potatoes with the oil mixture, and bake for 30-35 minutes, until soft. Then turn on the broiler and cook until crispy. This method takes about 15 minutes longer than the microwave method.