Whole30 Oven Roasted Crispy Potatoes
Real Crispy Whole30 Oven Roasted Crispy Potatoes infused with rosemary and thyme. These Whole30 crispy roasted potatoes are crispy outside and creamy inside. Perfect healthy Thanksgiving/ Holiday side dish everyone will love in the family!
Whole30 oven roasted crispy potatoes
I love oven roasted crispy potatoes and today’s recipe is adapted from America’s test kitchen with my own twist to make the potatoes truly flavorful and irresistible!
Super Crispy Outside & Creamy Inside
There are many ways to roast potatoes however to make them truly crispy without deep frying it requires a few simple techniques. These Whole30 oven roasted crispy potatoes are super crispy outside and creamy inside. I love how healthy they are, using simple ingredients and fragrant with rosemary and thyme.
How to make crispy oven roasted potatoes
To make real crispy roasted potatoes it relies on two elements – real hot sheet pan & badly boiled potatoes. What does that mean?
- When warming up the oven, place the sheet pan in the oven at the same time so that the pan will be nice and hot. The pan will act as a hot plate to help crisp up the potato surface.
- Partially boiled potatoes will help release the starch content.
- Vigorously tossing the potatoes to create rough potato surface and along with the starch they turn crispy in the oven.
Rosemary and Thyme Fragrant Crispy Potatoes
To give the potatoes extra flavor, I slightly warm up the olive oil with rosemary and thyme and use the fragrant oil to toss the boiled potatoes. You can smell the lovely herb fragrant as you toss and coat the oil over each potato rounds and once they are in the oven, it makes the house smell so good!
Perfect Whole30 Thanksgiving/Holiday Sides
I recommend using oven mitten the whole time when handling super hot sheet pan and hot boiled potatoes. You can use any dipping sauce you like from Paleo Ketchup to my Paleo and Whole30 Korean Gochujang or simply enjoy them alone without any dipping sauce.
Best of all, they are perfect for make ahead thanksgiving holiday meals. A quick reheat in the oven they are bounce back to life. How awesome is that?
So my dear readers these Whole30 oven roasted crispy potatoes are
Crispy outside & creamy inside
Fragrant with rosemary & thyme
& perfect thanksgiving and holiday side dishes!
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Whole30 Oven Roasted Crispy Potatoes
- 2.5 lbs russet potatoes, un-peeled, cut into ½-inch thick slices (pick potatoes on the smaller side tube shape)
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, ghee, or duck fat
- 1 tbsp Fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- ½ tbsp Fresh thyme, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp Fresh chives, chopped (garnish)
- Preheat sheetpan & Boil water: Adjust oven rack to lowest position. Place large rimmed baking sheet pan on the bottom rack, unlined, and heat oven to 450F. Bring a large pot of water (about 2 liters) to boil.
- Part-boil potato rounds: Add ½ tsp baking soda and potato slices to the boiling water. Stir, cover, and return to boil (about 7-8 mins), lower the heat to simmer, and cook for 1 minute or until the center of the potato offers resistance when poked with a paring knife. Set the potatoes aside to drain well.
- Make herb infused oil: In the meantime, slightly warm up olive oil, ghee, or duck fat in a saucepan with rosemary and thyme. Season with a small pinch of salt, stir constantly so that the herbs won’t get burnt, about 30 seconds.
- Toss & rough up the potato rounds: While the potatoes and the oil are still hot, in a large heatproof bowl, toss boiled potatoes with 2 tbsp rosemary & thyme infused oil and ½ tsp coarse salt, use a rubber spatula to vigorously toss and combine. The salt and oil in combination with the toss will create rough potato surface thus they turn crispy in the oven. Repeat the step with 2 more tbsp infused oil and ½ tsp coarse salt. Toss and combine until the exterior of the potatoes are coated with starchy paste (about 1-2 minutes).
- Bake: Use an oven mitts to carefully take the hot sheet pan out of the oven. Grease the sheet pan with the remainder of the infused oil. Spread the potatoes evenly over with some gap between each slice and try not to overlap. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, rotate the sheet pan after 10 minutes.
- Bake flip side: Remove sheet pan from oven and use a metal spatula to loosen and flip the potatoes. Continue to roast until the flip side (second side) is golden crispy, about 10 to 20 minutes.
- Garnish: Season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with chive. Serve hot and immediately.
Looking for more healthy Thanksgiving or Holiday side dishes? Check out my Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles, Herb Stuffed Cheesy Mushrooms, and Lemon Garlic Broccoli Florets!
I made this with Japanese white sweet potatoes! Salty and sweet!! So good
I wasn’t expecting these to be as good as they are! For reference I used a mix of ghee and olive oil. Grateful that I found this recipe! ❤️
That’s awesome. Love the ghee and olive oil combo! YUM!!
Wow my mom recommended I make these after she had made them while on the Whole 30. First off she doesn’t like potatoes and she liked them. I made them and the whole family loved them! They are so different, very gourmet! FIVE stars and will make again! Thank you for the recipe!
Thank you, Shay!
These were delicious! Made these for my family while doing a Whole30 and they were a hit! Pretty easy to make too! While draining the potatoes I heated the oil and spices in the pot I used to boil the potatoes. Once the oil was heated, tossed the potatoes right in to coat. Less to wash! Will definitely make again👍
Thank you! So happy to hear!
Wow, these were amazing! I wondered if the recipe was a bit more *involved* than I usually go for. But it was very easy and I ended up with literally the best potatoes I’ve ever made. Crispy/crunchy is usually something I really start to miss on Whole 30, but this hits the spot!
Thanks, Robin! So happy to hear!
Just finished eating these. Absolutely delish. I typically go for rice over potatoes but I’m on the Whole30. With these in the rotation, I think I can do this thing.
Crispy, soft and flavorful!
Thanks so much, Michelle!
I made these last night and served them with Chicken Salad, Strawberries. Absolutely wonderful! I did not think they would actually be crispy. I used Olive Oil but will try something different next time because the kitchen got kind of smokey. However, they were crispy and delicious. No sauce needed. Thanks for sharing.
That’s so wonderful! Thank you, Nancy!
ChiYu does it again!!! These are the best! Made them for the first time tonight. They turned out perfect…I even boiled them a minute too long and ended up with several mushy broken pieces but they make the best little crispy pieces. Thanks a million! Will make again 10/10. A real treat if you are doing Whole30!
Thank you so much for such a delicious recipe. I used yukon gold. I think I boiled it a bit too much, half my potato slices broke down. It still turned out delish and crispy! Will be careful with the parboiling next time.
Thank you, Preet! I’m sure they are great! The broken down surface actually creates more rough texture and it turns into golden crispy bites in the oven!
These were delicious. I cut mine too thin and they turned to clumpy lumps. I added trader Joe’s Mushroom powder to the oil mixture which gave them great flavor. They still turned out crispy just more like breakfast potatoes. My daughter had 2 servings!
I’m so happy to hear that. Thank you, Susan!
YUM – I want to sink my teeth into these! Looks SO good!
These are absolutely fantastic! Incredibly crispy and fluffy. Great job!
Thank you so much, Margot!