Looking for a simple yet delicious side dish that will elevate any meal? Look no further than this cast iron skillet potatoes recipe. In just a few easy steps, you can create crispy, flavorful potatoes that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Whether you’re serving these potatoes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, they are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
- 1.5 pounds of baby potatoes
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
- Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and place a cast iron skillet inside to heat up.
- Prepare the potatoes by washing them thoroughly and patting them dry. Cut the baby potatoes into halves or quarters, depending on their size, to ensure even cooking.
- Heat olive oil in a small bowl in the microwave or on the stovetop until warm. Add minced garlic, paprika, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create a flavorful oil mixture.
- Coat the potatoes with the oil mixture. You can do this by either placing the potatoes in a resealable bag and shaking them until coated or by tossing them in a mixing bowl until well-coated.
- Carefully remove the hot cast iron skillet from the oven and place it on a heat-resistant surface. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil onto the skillet and spread it evenly.
- Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the preheated skillet, cut side down. The sizzling sound when placing the potatoes on the skillet is a sign that they will be perfectly crispy.
- Roast the potatoes in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy. Keep an eye on them, as cooking times may vary depending on your oven.
- Once cooked, remove the skillet from the oven and let the potatoes cool for a few minutes. This will help them to become even crispier.
- Garnish with freshly chopped parsley to add a pop of colour and freshness to your dish.
- Serve the cast iron skillet potatoes as a side dish alongside your favourite main course. These potatoes pair well with grilled meats, roasted chicken, or even as a breakfast side with eggs.