Crispy Herbed Potatoes

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Crispy Herbed Potatoes are light and fluffy on the inside with a crispy crunchy outside and tons of buttery herb flavor!

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Crunchy Herbed Potatoes

I’m just lucky to get whatever I started cooking done at all.

So today I have one of my favorite side dishes ever for you because it is so incredibly easy. Just cut, toss and bake. No matter how busy your night gets, you won’t mess this one up!

I know a lot of us love to serve potatoes as a side because they are so easy, but it can be tricky to get perfectly crispy, fry-like potatoes when you bake them- unless you have a few tricks up your sleeve.

Today I am going to share mine with you to get you the PERFECT no-fuss crispy spuds!

We’re quickly pan-frying these spuds to give them a delightfully delicious crunch, and then baking them to pillowy soft to make a delicious, addictive, and easy side dish perfect for Thanksgiving or a Sunday roast dinner!

I’m also including a method I LOVE to get crispy pan-fried results straight from your oven – and how you can save oven space and do part of the work ahead of time, saving you precious holiday dinner space in the oven!

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How to Make Crunchy Baked Fingerling Potatoes :

Sometimes, I like to make these potatoes even easier – by entirely skipping the pan-fry process and just oven frying them!

To do this, you’ll swap the butter for 2 tbsp olive oil, and coat the potatoes in olive oil, herbs, salt, and pepper.

Let bake at 400 for 35 minutes, and then turn on the broiler to high.

Broil potatoes for 5-10 minutes, checking and stirring often to prevent burning and make sure all sides are nice and evenly browned!

  • Wash your potatoes well.
  • In a large pot, boil water. Add potatoes and parboil – cook just until soft to the touch, about 8 minutes.
  • Drain well, then cut them into small chunks- about 1 1/2″.
  • Rub a pat of butter on the bottom of a baking sheet, making sure it coats all over. If you aren’t using butter, do the same with coconut oil, or even olive oil- but butter does work the best to keep the potatoes from sticking.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on salt, pepper and herbs.
  • Bake at 400 for 40 minutes, and then set oven to broil.
  • Let potatoes crisp, stir them around a bit, and crisp some more so it is fairly even on all sides. The broiler will be giving you the potato “crisp”, so its important not to skip this part- it will make them crunchy and tasty!
  • Serve and enjoy!!

Tips For a Perfect Crunchy Potato Thanksgiving Side Dish:

This dish is perfect for Thanksgiving – not only because it’s a nice addition/alternative to traditional mashed potatoes, but it can also be partially pre-prepared, leaving the secondary baking step for right before the meal as your turkey rests – which makes it a great addition to not clog up oven space!

Make sure you don’t overcook your spuds doing this – brown them FAST and remove them from the pan so they are crunchy and butter-browned – but not too cooked – then go ahead and pop them in the fridge or set aside for later – so when you go to bake them, you’ll bake about 5-10 minutes longer.

FAQs

When are crispy herbed potatoes done?

Potatoes are done when they are as crunchy as you’d like them to be on the outside.

Do I have to parboil potatoes before baking them?

You don’t have to parboil potatoes before baking them for crispy potatoes – but we love the soft, pillowy texture it gives the inside of potatoes – the perfect creamy, soft center with a crispy, crunchy outside.

How long can crispy potatoes last?

Crunchy baked potatoes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days, or frozen for up to four months.

What to Serve With Crispy Herbed Potatoes

We loves crispy herbed potatoes with The Best Baked Pork Tenderloin, Perfectly Broiled Lobster Tails, The Best Ribeye Roast, Perfect Spatchcocked Turkey, The Best Pan Fried Ribeye Steaks, The Best Pan Fried Pork Chops, and some of our recent favorites:

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Crispy Herbed Potatoes

Delicious crispy, crunchy, buttery herbed potatoes that make the perfect side dish for any meal!
Course Side dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword fingerling potato, potatoes, side, side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 257kcal
Author Courtney ODell

Ingredients

  • 1-2 pounds red or fingerling potatoes I usually cook 2 per person if they are smaller
  • butter olive oil, or other fat that wont smoke
  • salt
  • pepper
  • herbs de provence rosemary or other herbs of choice

Instructions

  • Wash your potatoes well.
  • In a large pot, boil water. Add potatoes and parboil – cook just until soft to the touch, about 8 minutes.
  • Drain well, then cut them into small chunks- about 1 1/2".
  • Rub a pat of butter on the bottom of a baking sheet, making sure it coats all over. If you aren’t using butter, do the same with coconut oil, or even olive oil- but butter does work the best to keep the potatoes from sticking.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on salt, pepper and herbs.
  • Bake at 400 for 40 minutes, and then set oven to broil.
  • Let potatoes crisp, stir them around a bit, and crisp some more so it is fairly even on all sides. The broiler will be giving you the potato "crisp", so its important not to skip this part- it will make them crunchy and tasty!
  • Serve and enjoy!!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 179mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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