Twice Cooked Baby Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Beautifully soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, these little potatoes are a treat! Using a garlic or herb-infused olive oil would really take them over the top, or try tossing in a bit of fresh herbs at the end. Delicious!


  1. Wash potatoes.
  2. Boil potatoes about 15 minutes or until just tender, and drain.
  3. Coat with olive oil and let cool until cool enough to handle.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  5. Place potatoes on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  6. Using the flat bottom of a small saucepan gently press down on each potato until it flattens slightly and the skin splits
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. I prefer kosher salt.
  8. Bake for 20 - 30 minutes until the potatoes are browned to your taste.


Most Helpful

I used chili infused avocado oil with a few slivers of butter instead of olive oil. I grilled them instead of baking since the potatoes were technically already cooked. I also added some dry Italian herbs after grilling. Yum!

Nirvana14 January 20, 2013

I loved the method for making these but mine didn't crisp up at all and I baked them for 30 minutes. Mine were also lacking in salt so next time I will add that with the olive oil so the potatoes are salted all over.

Jen in Victoria, BC November 10, 2012

mmmm, amazing was the verdict from my husband and kids! I used your technique for making them but added Parmesan and some crushed garlic. I also cooked them longer in the oven to make them extra crispy as we like them, the middle was still nice and soft though. I don't buy baby potatoes often because they are so expensive compared to buying a big bag of Russets, but they are my hubby's favorite so when I found them cheaper than usual at Walmart I decided to treat him, and a treat it was! I used half Yellow and half Red, and I hope Walmart keeps them cheap because I think they are our new favorite potato dish!

jomom75 December 15, 2010

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