This is a real simple way to make fancy potatoes. I got this from my mother.
Just make sure to cook the potatoes before anything else - they take forever!!!
You will need:
- Potatoes (SOME)
Salt, Rosemary, pepper
I cut the potatoes in this longish wedges, they cook faster that way. After that, and this is a bit messy, I rub butter over each and every piece. Makes sure it's got a nice layer of butter on them, otherwise they going to be dry and flavorless.
Once the potatoes are well-massaged with butter (lol) I sprinkle rosemary (dry herb) and pepper. Do not add salt just yet, as it draws water from stuff.Stick in the oven, preheated to 375-400 degrees.
I check them periodically, but on 375-400 degree heat in the oven, in takes me about 30 minutes or more to get them soft. Just eyeball the temperature, I'm sure it will vary with tater quantity and your oven layout. If you lucky, you will get this crunchy top over them, which is extra delicious.
Once the taters are ready, THEN I sprinkle salt on them. Or just put salt on the table and let everyone salt their own.