Perfectly roasted potatoes

One of my favorite side dishes to make is roasted potatoes.  It is great for barbecues, dinners or even breakfasts.  They’re delicious and really easy to make.  In other words, I’m mostly posting this dish because I was too lazy to make something more complex this weekend.  But no, really, they’re tasty.


4 large potatoes (you can use any kind of potato, I like to use red skinned potatoes.)

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1/4 cup of olive oil

2 tsp black pepper

2 tsp salt

2 tsp chili flakes

First, cut the potatoes into 1 inch cubes.  Next, boil a large pot of water.  This is the key to good roasted potatoes.  Add the potatoes to the boiling water and let it reach a boil again.  You need to boil the potatoes for about six minutes.  If you don’t boil the potatoes before you roast them then they will still be hard on the inside even after roasting them for an hour.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  After the potatoes have boiled for six minutes drain the water and leave the potatoes in the pot.  Add the oil, salt, pepper and chili flakes and stir to coat all the potatoes.  Put the potatoes into a casserole dish and spread the minced garlic evenly over the potatoes.  Put the dish into the oven.  The potatoes need to cook for 45 minutes to an hour and you need to stir the potatoes every seven minutes or so to make sure they roast evenly.  When you’re done, they’ll look like this:

Hooray!  Happy Sunday!