Oven Fried Red Potatoes

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

  • Servings: as many needed servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • small red potatoes enough for the servings needed
  • oil enough to coat potatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • favorite herbs to taste

Directions:

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.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Forestwood says:

    A good staple for a roast dinner. Amazing that people can’t do this and grab store prepped french fries.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I think people are just in a hurry to get a meal on the table after spending all day at work. Also there is a whole generation that didn’t have to scratch cook and so the younger generations don’t realize how easy and tasty food from scratch can be.

      Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to comment.

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      1. Forestwood says:

        Yes, you are right here. In previous decades, more women were at home earlier to cook up a storm!

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  2. Tablewine says:

    These are a staple at our home; we add minced garlic and rosemary. I’ve always considered them roasted–and like yours–even better than fried.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      That sounds good. I will have to try that. Thanks.

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  3. This is our go to potato recipe at my house, I especially love them with fresh rosemary!
    Jenna

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      This was the first time I made small red potatoes like this. I usually just have white potatoes that I used. I was amazed how crispy the little potatoes are when baked like this.

      That’s for your comment. I will try them with rosemary.

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  4. zippyquilts says:

    I’ve been baking potatoes coated with olive oil and parmesan cheese, but yours probably are healthier!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      The healthier part might be leaving the skins on. I also like them baked with olive oil and parmesan cheese.

      Thanks for always commenting.

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