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Crispy Garlic & Herb Potatoes | The Ultimate Roasted Potatoes Recipe

These Crispy Garlic & Herb Potatoes are the perfect side dish for any meal. They´re packed with garlicky goodness and super easy to make. But the best part, is their crispy exterior with a melt-in-your-mouth interior. Serve them next to a saffron garlic aioli for the ultimate experience.

Crispy Garlic & Herb Potatoes
To make this recipe, I used fingerling potatoes, but you can use any potatoes you like. Though I do recommend you use potatoes that are waxy. Such as new potatoes, yukon gold or even red potatoes. These type of potatoes keep their shape better when they´re roasted and won´t get mushy.

Crispy Garlic & Herb Potatoes
The secret to getting all that garlicky goodness, is to not cook the garlic with the potatoes. First you sautee the garlic in olive oil, reserve it and then add it over the potatoes once they´re roasted. By using this technique, the garlic is fully aromatic and guaranteed to not add that unpleasant bitter flavor when garlic is over-cooked.

Crispy Garlic & Herb Potatoes

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: I par boiled the potatoes for just 5 minutes before roasting. This helps remove some of the starch in the potatoes to help achieve that crispy texture. If you are short in time, you can skip this step. But the potatoes won´t be as crispy.

Crispy Garlic & Herb Potatoes

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Crispy Garlic & Herb Potatoes
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Crispy Garlic & Herb Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 663 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 12 fingerling potatoes
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp dried oregano 1 gram
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme .45 grams
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary .55 grams
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley 8 grams
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  • 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise 115 grams
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 tsp saffron threads .17 grams
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 5 ml
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 15 ml
  • dash sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Fill a stock pot half ways with cold water, season generously with sea salt and heat it with a high heat

  2. Cut 12 fingerling potatoes (washed) in half lengthwise

  3. Once the water comes to a boil, add the potatoes into the stock pot and par boil them for 5 to 6 minutes, then drain the potatoes into a colander and let them air dry

  4. Meanwhile, heat a small fry pan with a low-medium heat and add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, after 2 minutes add in 6 cloves garlic roughly chopped, mix the garlic with the olive oil and saute for 1 minute, then drain the garlic into a sieve with a bowl underneath and set the garlic aside

  5. Add in 1 tsp of dried oregano into the garlic infused olive oil, along with 1/2 tsp dried thyme and 1/2 tsp dried rosemary, whisk together

  6. Once the potatoes are fully dry, add them back into the stock pot, along with the olive oil & herb mixture, season with sea salt & black pepper and toss together until well mixed

  7. Transfer the potatoes into a baking tray that´s lined with parchment paper, making sure all the potatoes are cut side down and in a single layer

  8. Add into a preheated oven, bake + broil option (bottom + top heat) 210 C - 410 F

  9. Meanwhile, make the saffron aioli, add in 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped into a mortar, along with 1/4 tsp saffron threads, using a pestle pound down until you form a paste, then add in 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together until well mixed

  10. After roasting the potatoes for 35 to 40 minutes, they should be perfectly roasted, remove them from the oven, transfer the potatoes back into the stock pot, add in the reserved sauteed garlic and 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley, toss together until well mixed, serve at once next to the saffron aioli, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Crispy Garlic & Herb Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 663 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 250mg11%
Potassium 2743mg78%
Carbohydrates 117g39%
Fiber 15g63%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 131mg159%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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1 Comment


    5 stars
    Hello your quick to make food is delicious and simple to follow. The only problem single people have is keeping fresh herbs, you cant as they dont last……………too many herbs, it is a pity.
    but thanks for the gorgeous food and teaching me great healthy food

    28 . Dec . 2021

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