Roast Potatoes

I used to roast potatoes at least once a week, then I stopped. I don’t know why. Tomorrow, I’m planning a roast potato dinner, but I couldn’t find the recipe because I never posted it. I transferred my thousands of blog photos to another location, so it took me some time to locate these photos. Where do you store the thousands of photos you take?  I hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

Roast Potatoes

Preparation time: 15 minutes; Baking time: 30 minutes; Serves: 4-6


  • 1kg (2 Ib) waxy potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary or oregano or thyme or a combination
  • 1 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt or to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Peel or scrub the potatoes. Cut into halves, quarters or eighths, depending on the size of the potato (make sure sizes are even).
  3. Place potatoes in a bowl. Add olive oil, herbs, paprika, salt and pepper and toss until potatoes are well coated.
  4. Spread potatoes in a single layer (cut side down) on a roasting pan. Roast in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes then flip the potatoes and roast for another 15 minutes (total 30 minutes) or or until browned and crisped.
  5. Remove potatoes from oven, adjust seasoning and serve hot. 

Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

12 thoughts

  1. I roast potatoes once a week, too. And good for 2 days. My favorite is with Cajun seasoning. This looks delicious – very simple and easy to prepare!

    1. Next time I shall try with Cajun seasoning. I’m still dreaming about your potatoes. Have a lovely week!

      1. I am sure you’ll love it. I make my Cajun seasoning at home. I haven’t tried the one from the store. 🙂 Thanks, Liz!

  2. That’s how I do my roast potatoes too! I love Rosemary so a light sprinkle and now and then if I’m feeling extravagant, I will add a little dab of butter for a wee bit of extra richness. I wonder if sweet potatoes could take this kind if baking or would they just become mushy? I often do up a pan of roasted rootegetsbles the same way. So good! Happy Sunday Liz!

    1. Hi Sandy
      Pleasure to see you. it’s raining cats and dogs here….LOL. what an unpleasant turn of weather. I managed to go for my morning walk before the rain started.
      I don’t know what the secret to roasting or frying sweet potatoes is. Mine always turn out soft and mushy. I must do a bit of google search to see what I can unearth. I will let you know if I discover the secret to roasting crispy sweet potatoes!!!
      Have a very pleasant week!

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