This Oven Roasted Red Skin Potatoes recipe is an easy side dish that pairs well with all your favorite main dish meats. You’ll only need a few ingredients: red skin potatoes, olive oil, minced garlic, and a few seasonings.
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Easy side dishes are a must for busy families. After spending time on your main course, sometimes the last thing you want to do is spend a bunch of time on the sides. Luckily, this Easy Oven Roasted Red Skin Potatoes recipe is one of the most simple side dishes that you can make.
This side dish recipe is extremely versatile too. It goes well with just about any kind of meat for dinner, like roasted chicken, meatloaf, or pork tenderloin. They’re also delicious served for breakfast along with eggs.
What are Red Potatoes Good For?
The star of this recipe is red skin potatoes, of course. They are less starchy than russet potatoes and denser too. You know how you fluff up your usual brown russet baked potato? Red Skin Potatoes aren’t considered the best for fluffing up. But they are great for lots of other uses, like roasting, pan-frying, smashing, or for boiling to use in potato salad or soups.
Oven-Roasted Red Skin Potato Ingredients
So you know you need red skin potatoes, but what else? The rest of the ingredients are staples that you probably have in your kitchen already. You’ll need olive oil, minced garlic, onion powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
Can I Substitute the Ingredients?
Lacking one or more of these items? The great news is that this recipe is easy to adapt. Don’t have olive oil? Use vegetable oil. Don’t have Italian seasoning? Use another dried herb (or leave it out). To be honest, you can make excellent Oven Roasted Red Skin Potatoes with only the oil and the salt and pepper. (Although…we do think the garlic makes them crazy good!)
How To Clean Red Potatoes Without a Brush
Before you get started making your oven roasted potatoes, you’ll want to make sure that they are clean. We use plenty of clean water and a vegetable brush that helps to get all the dirt out of the little dips and crevices.
See that little potato man scrubber in our photo? He’s great for scrubbing your potatoes clean! You don’t have to use this one, but he’s super cute, huh? You can get one here: Spud Dude Potato Brush
While we do recommend using a vegetable scrubber to clean your red potatoes, there are a few options if you don’t have one. The most simple option is to use a clean dishcloth (not your usual kitchen sponge) and start wiping away the dirt while holding the potato under warm running water. Be sure to scrub into all the crevices and rinse the dirt off of your dishcloth frequently. NOTE: If your potatoes are very dirty, you may want to soak them first for just a bit to loosen up some of the dirt.
If you have a brand new kitchen sponge with a scrubber on one side, you could use that too. But as mentioned above, we don’t recommend using a sponge that you’ve been using to clean dishes and countertops.
Do you have a preferred way to clean potatoes? Share in the comments below!
Once your red potatoes are clean, cut them into pieces that are all about the same size. Depending on the size of your potatoes, you should get about 4-8 pieces from each potato. Lay your cut red potatoes on a baking sheet.
In a small bowl, mix together your oil and minced garlic with all of the seasonings. Using a basting brush to brush the mixture onto your potatoes.
Place in the oven and bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. They are ready to serve!
Easy Oven-Roasted Red Skin Potatoes Recipe
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