Nice side dish for a oven baked dinner. I try to bake more then one item when using the oven to save energy. Oven fried potatoes are very easy to add to the menu.
Just wash the amount of small red potatoes you need for servings. Cut them in half and place in a bag or bowl. Add just enough oil to lightly coat the potatoes. I like to season the oil in a small bowl before I pour the oil over the potatoes. A plastic bag makes it easy because all you have to do shake and place on a baking sheet.
They turned out crispy and soft in the center. What a nice change from French fries and less work to make. You can make this even with larger potatoes, just cut the potatoes into small pieces. Season them to your taste.
Oven Fried Red Potatoes
- small red potatoes enough for the servings needed
- oil enough to coat potatoes
- salt and pepper to taste
- favorite herbs to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place oven rack on the lowest run.
Wash potatoes and remove eyes and blemishes. Do not peel potatoes. Cut potatoes in half. Dry potatoes with towel and place in plastic bag. Mix a small amount of oil with salt and pepper. Pour over potatoes in bag and shake until fully coated. Arrange on baking sheet with cut side down. Lightly sprinkle with favorite herb.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes on bottom rack. When cut side is brown and skins crispy the potatoes are done. Serve piping hot.