Crispy Potatoes Are the Latest Craze Taking Over the Internet

Recently, a recipe for crispy potatoes has amassed nearly twenty million views on the Internet, showing a particular technique for making the popular dish. People who make this type of potatoes say it’s all about how one makes them, leaving room for experimentation when it comes to the seasonings. Some prefer using celery seeds, while others report that the potatoes are perfect with Indian spices and cilantro.

The Crispy Potatoes Are Prepared Via a Classic British Technique

Crispy Potatoes
Emily Blunt once showed this classic British technique for preparing crispy potatoes on a show called the Barefoot Contessa, and chef J. Kenji López-Alt popularized a similar one in other media. But what makes this particular kind of crispy potatoes so good? Apparently, there are several factors that are involved in creating the perfect potato.

First, the peels should be left on for a greater crunch, which is why people preparing the potatoes should clean them very well in advance. Once the potatoes are ready, they should be boiled in salty water to absorb some of the salt and enhance the flavor. After boiling, the potatoes should be roughed up to increase the surface area and give them space to get more crispy. The seasoning for this kind of crispy potatoes is totally flexible, so people can choose to use anything they prefer. To get the potatoes extra crispy, aspiring chefs can leave them in the oven after turning it off at the end.

There Are Tricks to Making the Perfect Crispy Potatoes

Cutting potatoes
These crispy potatoes should be baked in a preheated oven turned up to 450° F. They should be cleaned and cut into the desired size and left in a pot of cold water. After boiling them for around ten to fifteen minutes, the potatoes can be roughed-up on the edges with a spoon. Then, the potatoes should be transferred onto a half-sheet pan for a drizzle with oil and seasoning. Once the potatoes are lightly and evenly coated in oil and seasoning, they should be baked for 15 to 25 minutes. A plate with these potatoes can be finished with fresh herbs such as parsley or dill.