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Roasted potatoes recipe is an easy homemade breakfast recipe that can be made using red potatoes or Yukon gold; it all depends on what you have at home. I will show you how to roast potatoes at home in an oven and still the best crispy oven-roasted potatoes. I love the Greek type of roasted potatoes because the lemon makes it sweet and sour. You can still use herbs like rosemary if you like. Some veggies such as carrots can be added with onions to make the sauce.
Ingredients for this garlic roasted potatoes
- 6 medium-sized fresh organic potatoes. Any type of potatoes can be used, red potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes.
- Olive oil, duck fat, or butter. Any healthy oil would do.
- Garlic – I love garlic roasted potatoes so I am adding this to mine. It is optional.
- Oregano – you can use any herbs you have. I had the dried oregano and I used for this. Fresh oregano leaves can be used as well. You can use rosemary.
- Ginger powder
- 1 Lemon – I love the Greek roasted potatoes, the lemon and oregano give the potatoes a sweet and sour taste you can help but keep eating.
- If you love your roasted potatoes to taste like baked potatoes, you can add parmesan cheese to it. I did not add this.
Roasted potatoes spices
- Dijon mustard – this is the main ingredient for making Dijon roasted potatoes. This is optional.
- Ginger powder
- Garlic powder or minced fresh garlic
- Black pepper
- Curry powder – I did not use this. If you have it home it is great.
Other spices can be added to improve the taste.
Roasted Potatoes Seasoning
- Dried ginger powder
- Minced garlic. You can use garlic powder.
- Black pepper. Any pepper of your choice can do.
- Salt to taste
- Fresh herbs such as rosemary, oregano, parsley. I used oregano because of its benefits to health and I love making my herb roasted potatoes with oregano.
How to make roasted potatoes at home
You can make quick roasted potatoes on the grill or you can use a pan and a stove to roast the potatoes but this potato recipe is about roasting the potatoes in an oven. Whatever type of potatoes roasting you choose; you can still have sweet and crispy potatoes to enjoy as long as you know how to go about it.
The cook time for roasting potatoes can take about 40 minutes to 1 hour because you don’t just want the potatoes soft but crispy; therefore much of the water content has to be removed by heating.
Steps on how to make roasted potatoes in an oven
- Cut your potatoes into small sizes. You can slice the potatoes into preferred sizes. The thinner they are the shorter time it takes to roast them but they can become burnt quickly. I always dice mine into four little sizes.
- Preheat your oven to a temperature of 200 degrees Celsius.
- Season your sliced potatoes in a baking tray
- Add salt, your spices, and any herb you have
- Mix to combine
- Put it in the oven
- Every 15 minutes, stir and flip your potatoes to distribute the heat evenly
- After about 40 to 1 hour, your potatoes should have been crispy. If you sliced the potatoes, it takes a shorter time to become crispy.
- Turn off heat and serve with salad, rice, and veggies with sauce, or simply eat them with smoothie or juice.
Roasting potatoes for babies
If you are making it for babies, ensure the salt or pepper is not much. I tried giving this to my 15-month-old baby and she liked it. I found out she could not eat the crispy skin of the potatoes so I had to peel it and feed her with the inner soft layer. Babies love it.
How to eat your roasted potatoes
You can eat this with rice and veggies with tomato sauce and eggs; it can be taken as breakfast. It also goes well with chicken; or have your smoothie or juice – chilled on a sunny day and enjoy it with your potatoes. You can eat it with salad also.
1 medium-sized roasted potato with oil contains about 200 calories. One-quarter cup of this with oil provides about 234 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 40 grams of carbs.
Other substitutes for roasted potatoes and their calories per medium-sized potato are:
- baked potatoes – provides 194 calories
- boiled potatoes – 211 calories
- mashed potatoes – 147 calories
- microwaved potatoes – 212 calories
- potatoes chips – 205 calories