Roasted Potatoes

Gavin is half Irish, half Polish, so he comes with some tasty traditional recipes.  Among other things, he loves anything related to potatoes.  The first thing that I ever saw him cook was mashed potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day, and he took a great deal of pride in them.  He has promised me that he would put his recipe up here at a later date, but for now I will share the easy way that we make roasted potatoes.  Likely, people all over the world make them in the same way, but it works – and if you don’t do it this way, you should!

I like red potatoes best, but Gavin will eat any potato (except sweet!), and it works with any.


  • Olive Oil
  • Potatoes
  • Lipton’s Dry French Onion Soup Mix (it comes in a little yellow paper packet – like a big thing of Ramen Noodle seasoning)
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic
  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Scrub potatoes, and cut into small pieces – make sure that all pieces are more or less the same size
  3. Drizzle olive oil onto potatoes to lightly coat them
  4. Toss with the soup mix, salt, and pepper
  5. Smash garlic cloves, and toss into the mixture.
  6. Cover a cookie sheet with tin foil, and spread potatoes on the cookie sheet
  7. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes, or until they are as soft/crispy as you like.
  8. Enjoy!
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