Roasted Potatoes: Quick Recipes For Spectacular Tubers

Discover 3 healthy roasted potato recipes that are quick to make and original
Roasted potatoes are an easy-to-make recipe that can be enjoyed with vegetables and meat.

 

One of the easiest potato recipes and the quickest is roasted potatoes. We usually serve these with a dipping sauce such as garlic mayo or Sriracha sauce to highlight the flavor of the delicious tubers. 

We will share with you our roasted potato recipes as well as discuss the main health benefits of this vegetable and its nutritional properties. 

Potato nutritional values 

Solanum tuberosum, known to us as the potato, is a tuber from the same family as the sweet potatoes and the yuca. Either eaten fried, roasted, or boiled, potatoes represent a nutritious food included in many balanced diets. 

Due to it being cost-effective, its gastronomic versatility, and nutritional value, potatoes are the most popular vegetable around the world. Some favorite recipes including this vegetable are mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, scalloped potatoes, cheesy potatoes, baked potatoes, and hash brown potatoes. 

Potatoes are regarded as a vital source of energy and vitamins, as well as minerals and other essential nutrients that promote our health. 

When boiled, 100 gr of potatoes have 80 calories, and according to nutritionists, the best way to cook taters is steamed or roasted, leaving their skin on. Vitamins and minerals contained by tubers include:

  • sodium
  • potassium
  • manganese
  • carbohydrates
  • protein
  • vitamin B6
  • vitamin C
  • calcium
  • magnesium

Properties and health benefits

Among its most popular characteristics, we can list the high content of complex carbohydrates found in potatoes. Another essential feature is that potatoes are gluten-free, which means people with celiac disease can enjoy this starchy vegetable without regret.

The high fiber amount helps prevent constipation and regulate the glucose levels in the blood lowering cholesterol and triglycerides.

Tubers also contain compounds called phenols which act as antioxidants and strengthen our immune system. 

The potato is a versatile vegetable that can be incorporated in many dishes.

 

How to bake potatoes? 

Although the wide web is flooded with potato recipes, we have selected 3 of the easiest to make and most delicious ones that you can enjoy anytime with your friends and family. 

1. Ingredients

To make roasted potatoes, you will need the following:

  • ½ kg of potatoes

  • Ground black pepper

  • Salt

  • Olive oil

  • Thyme

  • Oregano

  • Mint

  • 1 bundle parsley

Aromatic herbs such as thyme, oregano, or mint are optional in this recipe, depending on taste and availability, but they work wonders if you want to reduce the amount of salt you use. You can also add herbs de Provance or cilantro.

2. Wash the potatoes

Wash the potatoes thoroughly to get rid of any dirt, feel free to use a kitchen sponge if it's more effective. Classic roasted potatoes are cooked in their skin, but you can also remove it once they are baked. Next, oil an oven tray and set aside for later. 

3. Cut and season 

Next, cut the potatoes into thin sticks (Julienne) and add salt. Season the vegetables with pepper and the herbs we have prepared. 

4. Roast the potatoes

Preheat the oven at 180º C. Place the tater sticks on the tray skin-up so that the part covered in herbs soaks up the oil on the bottom. Roast for 25-35 minutes. 

Oven roasted potatoes are a healthier alternative to fried potatoes, and they’re easier to make

 

5. Check and serve

Finally, using a toothpick or a fork, check to see if the potatoes are ready - if the stick or fork comes out clean, they are cooked. Leave to rest for 10 minutes before serving. 

6. Sauces

Roasted potatoes go splendidly well with sauces such as mayo garlic sauce, ranch dressing, gravy or simply using butter to coat the spectacular roasted tubers. 

More recipes for roasted potatoes

Roasted potatoes can be cooked in various ways and with different ingredients to heighten their taste such as paprika, cayenne, chili powder, onion salt, garlic powder, or parsley. 

We have listed two more easy-to-make potato recipes that are bound to wow your senses and impress all your dinner guests. 

Baked whole potatoes

If you would rather cook the potatoes whole, a classic method would be the "aluminum wrap". 

Preheat the oven at 200º C, and after you have washed the taters season them with salt and pepper and wrap each tuber in tin foil and pop in the oven. 

If the potatoes are large, leave to cook for 1 hour, medium ones take 45 minutes to roast while smaller potatoes will be ready in 35 minutes. Repeat the same checking strategy as in the recipe above, and once they are ready, enjoy with a variety of dipping sauces and main dishes. 

Roasted potatoes with cheese

This is a delicious recipe for roasted potatoes, and you will need the following: 

  • grated cheese
  • strips of bacon
  • tomato sauce

The secret to this dish is first to bake lightly, enough so the inside gets mushy. Next, remove the potatoes from the oven and carefully hollow them out.

Add the "meat" of the potato in a bowl and mix with the bacon, cheese, and tomato sauce. Use this mixture to fill out the potato skins adding more cheese on top and then put back into the oven. Bake 200º C until golden brown. 

Below you can enjoy Jamie Oliver's famous perfect roast potatoes and learn about a variety of fats to use and fantastic flavours for seasoning: 

 

Check out the original article: Patatas al horno (papas al horno): receta fácil para hacer patatas asadas at viviendolasalud.com

 

References:

Brown, C. R. (2005). Antioxidants in potato. American journal of potato research, 82(2): 163-172.

Kolasa, K. M. (1993). The potato and human nutrition. American Potato Journal, 70(5): 375-384.

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