How to Roast Potatoes
A good way to start is to peel the potatoes using a potato peeler and cut into large chunks. On the stove add water to a large pan, salt, and bring to a boil. Add potatoes and boil about 7-10 minutes until tender. Drain. You can use red potatoes, Yukon Gold, or russet.
In a small saucepan combine olive oil, or meat fat, and some herbs. Heat up and strain your mixture into a bowl. Let your drained potatoes stay in the pot about 30 minute. Transfer to a bowl with the oil and fat mixture and mix well. Preheat the oven to about 450 degrees.
Put your potatoes on a large baking sheet that has been sprayed or coated with olive oil. Spread out your potatoes evenly on the sheet. Using parchment paper is a good idea too. Let them cook for about 20 minutes.
Using a spatula shake the pan and turn the potatoes over. Keep cooking until the potatoes are deep golden brown all over. This may take from 30 to 40 minute. Remove potatoes to large bowl or serving platter add spices and serve.
When using 2 lbs of potatoes you would use 2 tablespoon of olive oil or fat for dressing. A teaspoon of crushed garlic can be used for added flavor. This method makes delicious roasted potatoes.