When it comes to side dishes, you need to know how to make the best roast potatoes ever. Today you will learn a way, that according to the Chef, will be the best of your life!
We searched high and low for a recipe with fantastic feedback. We settled on a tutorial from Chef and Author, Kenji Lopez-Alt. He is the head culinary consultant for Serious Eats. His video has been viewed over 5 million times and the reviews are glowing.
Know Your Potatoes Chart
via GE Appliances
Before we share how to make world-class roast potatoes, we thought you’d find this infographic handy.
It shows the best potatoes to use for mashing, smashing, and roasting. They have covered 4 varieties.
Yellow Potatoes have a medium starch and a smooth and buttery texture.
They are a great choice for baked, mashed, and roasted potatoes.
Red Potatoes have a waxy texture that stays firm throughout the cooking process.
Their thin skins make them perfect for mashing without having to bother to peel.
Russet Potatoes are high starch potatoes which makes them ideal for mashed potatoes, baking, and french fries.
Fingerlings are not ideal for mashing, they are however great for when roasted wholly. They are ideal for potato salad.
What Makes Them The Best Roast Potatoes?
Here’s what the creators have to say:
“In this video, Kenji López-Alt teaches you how to roast the best potatoes of your life.
These roast potatoes maximize the crisp-to-creamy contrast in each chunk.
We’ve tested and retested every variable, from cut size to potato type to boiling and roasting methods.
They are incredibly crisp and crunchy on the outside, with centers that are creamy and packed with potato flavor.”
Best Roast Potatoes Ever Video
via Serious Eats, Youtube.
As mentioned earlier, Kenji Lopez-Alt is highly acclaimed and widely praised for his recipe, research, and instructions.
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