Tonight is my grandfather's birthday dinner. We are having a small party and naturally I was in charge of planning the menu. It's a classic, simple meal that focuses on the best ingredients around and one of the side dishes will be these fantastic garlic roast potatoes.

Roast potatoes are super easy to make as the oven does all the work. They complement almost everything and are excellent plain or with an aioli dipping sauce. Get the recipe to this versatile side now, just

Garlic Roast Potatoes
From Ina Garten
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3 pounds small red or white potatoes
1/4 cup good olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons minced garlic (6 cloves)
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the potatoes in half or quarters and place in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic; toss until the potatoes are well coated. Transfer the potatoes to a sheet pan and spread out into 1 layer.
  3. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until browned and crisp. Flip twice with a spatula during cooking in order to ensure even browning.
  4. Remove the potatoes from the oven, toss with parsley, season to taste, and serve hot.

Serves 8.