Monday, September 23, 2019

Crisp Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have a hard time coming up with side dishes to accompany an entree, particularly when it comes to starches, even more particularly when it comes to something new or different. As a main dish is usually a good bit of work, I don’t want my side dishes to be trouble. I like to avoid trouble as often as I can.

Here is a super easy, tasty, and versatile way to prepare potatoes. It can be a tiny bit tedious putting them all face-down on your baking pan, but if you develop a rhythm, you can get that done pretty quickly, and that is the hardest part. These work well as a snack, particularly if you melt cheese on top before serving them. (Yum!) They work well with a hot sandwich with a side of ranch dip or ketchup, or, as you can see here, with an elegant chicken dinner. (The recipe for the chicken can be found

Add this to your repertoire of potato recipes. It’s perfect for those last-minute meals.
Crisp Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes
Slightly adapted from

1 1.5-lb. pkg.
Melissa’s Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes, halved
1 T. canola oil
½ t.
dried thyme leaves
½ t. kosher salt
¼ t. freshly ground black pepper
Few gratings
fresh nutmeg

Preheat oven to 450° F.

In a medium mixing bowl, toss potatoes with oil, thyme, salt, pepper, and nutmeg until coated. Arrange on a foil-lined baking sheet, cut side down. Roast potatoes until crisp and
golden brown on the bottom, 25-30 minutes. Serve with ranch dressing, or your favorite dipper.

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Linda said...

I was looking forward to this recipe! I'm going to try them with the cheese melted on top. :D

Gina said...

Oh, man - the browned bits are the BEST. I really cant wait for it not to be in the 90's here everyday and I can use my oven!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love crispy potatoes, Pattie, and yes, these would make the perfect side dish.

Unknown said...

Make them on your outdoor grill.