These Crispy Roasted Potato Bites are moist on the inside and crispy on the outside. This recipe uses all the tried-and-true potato cooking methods to make the most perfect potatoes.
Achieving perfectly cooked potatoes comes down to a science. By following this recipe, you can rest assured that your roasted potatoes will turn out perfectly crispy.
The only downside to making perfectly crispy potato bites is that they will be gone before you know it. To make sure you get your fair share, my advice is to put your portion aside before offering them up. Alternatively, you could double, triple, or even quadruple the recipe to ensure there's more than enough for everyone.
Why This Recipe for Crispy Roasted Potato Bites is Fabulous
These budget-friendly Crispy Roasted Potato Bites are very versatile. Combine them with other roasted veggies to make a colorful veggie platter, serve as a side for a more satisfying meal, or simply enjoy them as a snack with some sriracha and mayo. I enjoy my crispy roasted potatoes with garlicky kale and roasted chickpeas. Yum!
How to Make this Recipe
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Boil the potatoes in salted water for about 7 minutes, or until fork tender.
Drain the potatoes and transfer them back to the hot saucepan to dry out. Now for the most important step. Give the potatoes a good shake to rough up their outer layer. This way, they get even more crispy on the outside, but stay moist on the inside.
Your potatoes should look like this before roasting.
Add enough oil to lightly cover the base of a large baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the oven for about 3 minutes, or until the oil just starts to shimmer. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer the potatoes to the sheet in a single layer. Toss the potatoes in the hot oil. Add salt, and fresh herbs if desired.
Roast, undisturbed, for 20 minutes. Toss the potatoes and roast for about 10 minutes more, or until crispy. Season with salt.
Ingredients & Nutrition
Potatoes often get a bad rap. However, when prepared healthfully and eaten in moderation, they can be part of a healthy diet. Potatoes are high in several nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin B6. In addition, potatoes are high in resistant starch. This is a type of fiber that feeds our good gut bacteria and keeps us full for longer so you're less likely to overeat.
These potato bites are roasted in olive oil which is loaded with heart healthy fats and antioxidants. Plus, the olive oil makes them deliciously crispy.
Be mindful not to add too much salt when seasoning your potatoes. Use just enough to bring out the flavor.
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Crispy Roasted Potato Bites
- 4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes peeled, and cut into 1 ½-inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon salt plus more for seasoning
- Olive oil for roasting
- Chopped fresh herbs to taste
- Preheat the oven to 425°F.
- Boil Potatoes: Bring about 5 cups water to a boil, or enough to cover the potatoes by 2-inches. Add 1 tablespoon salt, and the potatoes. Cook for about 7 minutes, or until the potatoes are just fork tender but still meet some resistance in the middle.
- Shake Potatoes: Drain the potatoes and transfer them back to the empty hot saucepan for 30 seconds so they dry out. Give them a good shake in the saucepan to rough them up and break up the outer layers. The outsides should look a bit messy. Transfer the potatoes back to the colander.
- Heat Oil: Use a large, rimmed baking sheet that can fit the potatoes in a single layer without them touching. Add enough olive oil to the baking sheet to cover the base. There should be a very thin layer of oil. Place the baking sheet with the oil into the oven for about 3 minutes, or until the oil shimmers but is below the smoke point. Remove the baking sheet and place the potatoes onto the hot oil. Sprinkle with salt. Use a spatula to toss the potatoes in the oil until they are coated. You can add some chopped fresh herbs if desired.
- Roast the potatoes for 20 minutes without disturbing. Toss the potatoes and roast for about another 10 minutes, or until crispy. Add salt to taste.
- Parboiling the potatoes before roasting gets them crispier on the outside, plus they cook more quickly. Place them in cold water, and then bring to a gentle boil, so they cook evenly.
This information is provided as a courtesy and is an ESTIMATE only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.