Roasted Potatoes Secrets – Soft Inside but Crunchy Outside (Patate Arroste)

HOW TO COOK ROASTED POTATOES WITH ITALIAN HERBS

Roasted potatoes can be very delicious if cooked perfectly, but sometimes it’s really a mess with soggy potatoes.
This is due to the high amount of starch contained in them, so you have to remove most of it.


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Roasted Potatoes (patate arroste pronunciation: puh-tuh-teh urrost-a)

Difficulty: easy
Preparation: 15 min./1 hour Cooking Time: 65 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
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  • 1 kg / 2 lbs potatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves cut in half
  • 4 rosemary sprigs
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 200°C / 400°F / gas mark 6.
Rinse well and peel potatoes.
Cut them in about 1 inch/2.5 cm pieces.
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Now choose one of the following procedures.

1° (the best)

Put water into a pot, large enough to contain the potatoes, then bring it to a boil.
Add 2 pinch of salt and 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar.
Add potatoes in the pot and cook them just for 3-5 minutes then drain thoroughly in a colander. Let them cool.

OR

Put potatoes in a bowl, cover with cold water and 2 tbsp of white wine for at least an hour. They will release all the starch in excess.

HOW TO COOK

Grease a pan with extra virgin olive oil, add the potatoes, sprinkle with rosemary and garlic cloves.
Sprinkle again with some extra virgin olive oil, mix and DO NOT add salt at this point.
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Put the pan in the oven and cook for at least an hour. Halfway in the cooking process give a stir.
10 minutes before cooking point, adjust with salt and/or pepper to taste.

You can cook potatoes on the stove, just halve the cooking time.

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Roasted Potatoes (Patate Arroste) - soft inside but crunchy outside
 
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Secrets to make authentic Italian roasted potatoes, soft inside and crunchy outside.
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 kg / 2 lbs potatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves cut in half
  • 4 rosemary sprigs
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C / 400°F / gas mark 6.
  2. Rinse well and peel potatoes.
  3. Cut them in about 1 inch/2.5 cm pieces.
Choose one of the following procedures.
  1. Put water into a pot, large enough to contain the potatoes, then bring it to a boil.
  2. Add 2 pinch of salt and 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar.
  3. Add potatoes into the pot and cook them for just 3-5 minutes then drain thoroughly in a colander. Let them cool.
OR
  1. Put potatoes in a bowl, cover with cold water and 2 tbsp of white wine for at least an hour. They will release all the starch in excess.
How to cook
  1. Grease a pan with extra virgin olive oil, add the potatoes, sprinkle with rosemary and garlic cloves.
  2. Sprinkle again with some extra virgin olive oil, mix and DO NOT add salt at this point.
  3. Put the pan in the oven and cook for at least an hour. Halfway in the cooking process give a stir.
  4. minutes before cooking point, adjust with salt and/or pepper to taste.
  5. You can cook potatoes on the stove, just halve the cooking time.

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