Seasoned Broiled Potatoes – Easy Side Dish Recipe

Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients

Potatoes:

  • 1.5 – 2 lbs russet, Yukon gold, or similar waxy potato (about 4 medium potatoes). Choose potatoes of even size for consistent cooking.

Oil:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter

Seasonings:

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Optional Adds:

  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh herbs like chopped parsley, rosemary, or thyme.

Equipment:

  • Baking sheet
  • Aluminum foil (or parchment paper)
  • Large bowl
  • Sharp knife

Instructions:

  • Preheat Oven and Prepare Pan: Preheat your oven’s broiler to high. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  • Wash and Cook Potatoes: Scrub potatoes thoroughly and pierce them a few times with a fork. You have options:
  • Microwave: Microwave potatoes for 5-8 minutes, turning halfway, until easily pierced (time varies by microwave).
  • Boil: Boil potatoes whole in salted water for 10-12 minutes until just fork-tender.
  • Cut and Season: Let potatoes cool slightly. Cut them in half lengthwise and then into wedges or thick slices (keep the skin on). In a large bowl, toss potatoes with olive oil or melted butter and your seasoning mix.
  • Broil: Arrange potatoes on the baking sheet, cut-side down. Place in the oven on a rack about 6 inches away from the broiler heat source. Broil for 5-7 minutes, or until they begin to turn golden.
  • Flip and Finish: Carefully flip the potato pieces over. Broil for another 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown with slightly crispy edges.
  • Optional Garnishes: Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese (if using) and broil 1 minute more to melt. Add fresh herbs just before serving.

Tips:

  • Adjust seasonings: Use your favorite spices and herbs! Dried Italian seasoning, Cajun seasoning, or even a simple sprinkle of rosemary and thyme create delicious variations.
  • Crowd-pleaser: Easily double or triple the recipe for larger groups.
  • Perfect Pairs: These seasoned potatoes make a fantastic side for grilled chicken, steak, seafood, or vegetarian options.

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