Y’all, these potatoes are by far My Family’s Favorite Potatoes! Everyone in my family loves them. I make them at least twice a week, at least.
And even then, whenever I tell the kids I’m making “those potatoes” they get just as excited as if it had just been declared a major holiday in my house. On the days I don’t tell then in advance, their noses lead them to the kitchen. “Do I smell those potatoes?”. There have actually been evenings when additional people showed up after an excited phone call from my daughter letting them know what was in the oven.
The great thing is, My Family’s Favorite Potatoes are easy as can be to make, which is partly why I enjoy making them. The secret is in the type of potato and the seasoning.
Scroll down if you want the recipe for My Family’s Favorite Potatoes, it’s in printable format at the bottom of this post.
Now, let’s make My Family’s Favorite Potatoes.
To make this recipe, you’ll need:
Yukon Gold Potatoes, Olive Oil, and Seasoned Salt.
Why Yukon Potatoes?
Now you can do this recipe with any type of potato but Yukon gold is the best because they have a natural buttery taste to them and a nice soft yellow flesh that holds up well to roasting.
I like Morton’s because many of my grandparents worked for the company that owned that. 🙂 They worked for Morton Thiokol in Huntsville, Alabama way back in the day. I have a lot of memories of Thiokol growing up. They used to have these wonderful family picnics for their employees that were pretty much festivals, and the employees could bring their kids, grandkids, etc. We always went and had the best time!
Begin by cutting all of your potatoes into cubes. Place them on a baking sheet or a baking sheet lined with parchment for easier cleanup. You can also line it with foil if you like.
Drizzle olive oil generously over potatoes and use your hands to toss them until well coated. Sprinkle liberally with Seasoned Salt.
Bake at 400 for about thirty minutes, stirring halfway through and sprinkling with seasoned salt again.
When they are done they will have lightly browned edges and be nice and soft to the bite.
And taste delicious.
We love My Family’s Favorite Potatoes as a side dish to anything under the sun! I hope you get to try them soon. Don’t let the simpleness of the recipe lead you to believe they are anything other than fabulous! So many times, simple recipes really are the best.
- About 3 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes
- Morton's Season All or Seasoned Salt of your choice
- Olive Oil
- Wash potatoes. Cut into cubes (skin on). Place on large rimmed baking sheet, Drizzle olive oil generously over. Using your hands, toss the potatoes well to coat. Sprinkle liberally with Season All.
- Bake at 400 for about 30 minutes, stirring halfway through and sprinkling with season all again, until lightly browned.
Here are some other potato recipes you may enjoy:
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