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Crispy Roasted Potatoes With Lemon And Garlic

A simple crispy roasted potato side dish that can be made perfectly every time with only a couple of important techniques.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 320kcal
Author James


  • 3 pounds white potatoes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 large lemons
  • 12 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/8 cup rosemary
  • 1 lemon zest chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees f.
  • Cut potatoes into long strips.  Approximately 8 strips per potato.
  • Chop garlic and parsley.
  • In a bowl combine potatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Mix well to evenly coat all potatoes.
  • Spread parchment paper onto large baking sheet.  Spread potatoes out onto parchment paper and make sure to spread out into one layer.  If potatoes are touching they will not crisp up well.  Use 2 sheets if potatoes are touching and crowded.
  • Place potatoes in oven for 45 minutes and let them get real crisp on one side.  This is the secret - if you flip them half way they will not be crisp like the picture.
  • After 45 minutes check if potatoes are brown.  If not return to oven for 10 more minutes.  If so remove and squeeze juice of 2 -3 lemons all over potatoes and distribute parsley evenly.  Add the zest all over.  If desired add some chopped fresh rosemary.  Enjoy.


Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Sodium: 300mg