You can’t beat potatoes roasted in the pan with roast beef. Still, if you are not having roast beef, these are the next best thing. This is a basic recipe which you can vary by using other herbs or spices in place of the paprika (try seasoned salt for spicy fries, or 1 teaspoon of rosemary or Italian seasoning).
- 2 pounds baking potatoes (about 4 potatoes)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Peel potatoes and cut into large chunks, wedges or fries. Toss with oil, paprika, salt and pepper.
- Spread out in a single layer on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 45 to 60 minutes, until golden and tender. Makes 4 servings.