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Old 12-24-2015, 04:11 PM   #11
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I cut up the potatoes, toss them in a bowl with the oil and seasonings, then spread in a single layer on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
Why bother with the cooking spray? My understanding is that cooking spray is oil diluted with other stuff. Tossing the potatoes with oil keeps them from sticking.
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Old 12-24-2015, 04:59 PM   #12
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Olive oil, seasoning to taste. Cut into medium size chunks or if potato is small quarters. Main thing to use same kind potato and cut uniformly.


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Old 12-24-2015, 05:03 PM   #13
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Why bother with the cooking spray? My understanding is that cooking spray is oil diluted with other stuff. Tossing the potatoes with oil keeps them from sticking.

Logically you are correct but I have found through trial and error that it makes a difference with sticking.
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Old 12-24-2015, 05:09 PM   #14
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Why bother with the cooking spray? My understanding is that cooking spray is oil diluted with other stuff. Tossing the potatoes with oil keeps them from sticking.
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Logically you are correct but I have found through trial and error that it makes a difference with sticking.
I was going to say the same thing. I once thought the same as Tenspeed, but in actual practice it does make a difference. I don't have what I would consider a logical explanation for it, but it seems to work.
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Old 12-24-2015, 05:58 PM   #15
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I forgot to buy duck fat (or goose fat) to roast my potatoes. However, I do have some organic coconut oil (solid at room temperature). A quick google search shows that these work with roast potatoes. Anyone here tried it? If so, were they crisp? Did they taste of coconut?
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Old 12-24-2015, 08:17 PM   #16
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Unless you have some aversion to olive oil, I personally wouldn't use coconut oil.


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Old 12-24-2015, 08:37 PM   #17
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Unless you have some aversion to olive oil, I personally wouldn't use coconut oil.


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I agree. I don't know why it would have to be some sort of solid fat. It certainly doesn't have to be animal fat and I would never use coconut oil unless I was looking for that flavor.
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Old 12-24-2015, 09:09 PM   #18
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If you want to cut the roasting time but still have crispy oven potatoes, put the taw cubes in a bowl, add your oil or animal fat, seasonings, and mix thoroughly. Cover tightly with cling wrap and microwave until they are barely tender. Time depends amount, but I need about 4-5 minutes total for two very generous servings. About halfway through microwave time take the bowl out and gently toss the potatoes. If the wrap has bubbled up into a dome you can flip them as if it were a snow globe. ~ Spread out on your baking sheet and roast, flipping about halfway through. I have fully roasted potatoes about 30 minutes after putting them in the oven.
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CG, when I roast thick potato wedges, I also par cook them in the microwave. Works great. Fluffy insides and crispy outsides.
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I was thinking of using them both to make roast potatoes (50:50 ratio). Can you say why you wouldn't use coconut oil? The flavour?
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