If you’re in Gen Z (or you have kids who are), then you know all about TikTok and how popular it’s become as of late. It’s the kind of platform where you can see pretty much every kind of content imaginable. And yes, that includes cooking content. There have been a ton of viral recipes that have stemmed from the platform, and this new one is no exception. If you want to try one of the trendiest foods on the internet right now, you have to make these roasted potatoes. Not only are you going to create a side dish that your whole family will love, but you’ll also feel like you’re in on all the latest trends. Let’s check out how to do it!
Get the Right Potatoes
When you make these roasted potatoes, you’ll want to use some that are a bit waxy. Yukon golds might just be the best option, as they have a great flavor and texture. But if you don’t have those, red potatoes could work here as well. Just leave the russets for another time – they’re not great in this recipe.
Use a Ton of Salt to Boil
A lot of people are trying to watch their salt intake, but you really do need to be generous with the salt when you’re preparing the water to bring these potatoes to a boil. Don’t worry – you’re not going to eat all of that salt. It just needs to work its way into the potatoes, so they have the perfect flavor.
Make Them Messy
After you’re done boiling your potatoes, it’s time to roughen them up a bit. They should be nice and soft from the boiling water, so take a fork and smash them a little bit. You still want them to be intact, but give them a larger surface area so they can crisp up nicely.
Add the Seasonings You Want
Before putting your potatoes in the oven, it’s important to season them well. This is where you can get really creative. Of course, you’ll want to include some salt, but feel free to add pepper, paprika, turmeric – whatever you have around.
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Get to Roasting
Put the potatoes on a baking sheet with the spices and some oil, and allow them to roast in the oven until they are golden brown. You may think they’re ready to come out at this point, but you should leave them in for another 10 minutes.
After this point, they’re ready to eat! Enjoy these crispy, delicious potatoes with your loved ones.