Roasted potatoes are a satisfying and straightforward dish but also one that’s actually quite challenging to get right. Getting that golden brown color and perfect crunch with a soft inside is really tricky to achieve. Well, not anymore.
TikToker Sonny Hurrell recently revealed his secret for the best roasted potatoes, and it’s painfully simple. You just need to throw some baking soda into the mix.
How to Make the Best Roasted Potatoes
In his clip, which received over half of million likes, Hurrell showed how he manages to get perfect roasted potatoes each time. The first step is, of course, peeling and cutting the potatoes to the preferred length.
Then, according to him, you need to then bring a pot of water to a boil and add ¼ cup of kosher salt to it. After that, he introduces his secret ingredient: 1 teaspoon of baking soda. It turns out that the baking soda breaks the edges of the potato, giving them the “best crunch possible” once roasted.
Boil the potatoes for 20 to 25 minutes before straining them and sprinkling some olive oil on top. Get them in a preheated oven at 400F with a fan turned on and roast for 35 to 40 minutes. Don’t forget to toss them occasionally so they are equally roasted and crunchy on all sides.
As shown in the video, the results are quite mouthwatering. Check it out below.
@thatdudecancook Roasted potatoes done right are incredible…#food #potato #fyp #foodlover #cooking #foodie #cook #tiktokfood #tiktokfoodie ♬ original sound – Sonny Hurrell