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Crispy Roasted Potatoes
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The Secret to Perfectly Crispy Roasted Potatoes

You can achieve perfectly crispy roasted potatoes every single time with one simple trick! Your roasted potatoes never tasted so good!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 241kcal


  • 2 lbs Russet Potatoes (cut into 2" pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons Cooking Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar
  • 1 quart Water
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Add cold water, 1 tablespoon vinegar and ~1 tablespoon salt to a pot.
  • Add the potatoes, bring the water to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Par-cook potatoes until the exterior is tender but the inside is still slightly firm when pierced with a fork, about five minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes from the water in a colander, shaking occasionally to scuff of the exterior of the potato. This creates more surface area to crisp up during baking.
  • Add potatoes to a large bowl, add oil, and salt and pepper generously to taste. Mix with a metal spoon if your colander didn't adequately scuff the potato's exterior.
  • Place potatoes evenly on a baking sheet and bake at 500 degrees for 40 minutes, or until crispy. Flip potatoes with spatula halfway through cooking.
  • Taste for salt, adding more as needed and serve!


IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE be sure to check out How to Roast Sweet Potatoes too!


Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 945mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.9mg