If you are looking for something to spice up your roast dinners, these paprika potatoes are perfect. Potatoes roasted for me is one of those side dishes I always look for when having a Sunday dinner, without them something always seems to be missing.
Now when you think about trying new flavors, the potatoes seem always to be missed.
There are plenty of herbs and marinades for meat, carrots, and parsnips get a lot of attention with herbs such as fennel. This Paprika Potatoes recipe is not only easy to make but elevates them.
How To Make Paprika Potatoes
I am a firm believer that Paprika can make everything taste amazing, well maybe not everything but it’s one of my go-to spices. I love sweet paprika fries and thought why not try paprika roast potatoes. I made these to go with a nice pork loin steak but would go well with chicken, beef or even on their own.
The first thing you want to do is get your oven hot, and to temperate, this will help with even cooking of the potatoes and also mean you don’t need to wait longer for your oven to heat up. I would recommend preheating this to around 200 degrees, which is gas mark 6.
While the oven is warming up, get yourself 4 Maris Piper potatoes, you could also use King Edwards. The four potatoes are enough for 2-3 people, and I normally say a couple of potatoes per person. Depending on the size of the potatoes you will either want to half them or quarter them.
Add the potatoes to a pan of salted boiling water; this will help to parboil the potatoes. This again will help to speed up cooking time but also add a nice crisp to the outside and fully cook the inside. This should only take 5-10 minutes, as you don’t want them to cook through completely.
While the potatoes are parboiling; you want to make your spice mix. You could use Paprika, but I like to add a couple of additional ingredients to help give it a little extra flavor. In a large bowl you want to add the following ingredients;
- 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 tbsp Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
The cayenne pepper gives it a little kick; if you want them to be less hot, you can remove this ingredient. With my potatoes, I have tried with both smoked paprika as well as normal, and both offer great flavor. If you can get ahold of smoked paprika, id recommend that.
Give everything a good stir with a wooden spoon to make sure all of the spices have mixed with the oil.
I love crispy roast potatoes and to help, drain off the water and shake the pan slightly. Doing so will help to fluff up the outside of the potatoes. Empty the potatoes into the Paprika spice mix and again give it a good shake, this will help to make sure all of the potatoes get an even covering of the paprika.
You then want to place the paprika potatoes onto a baking tray; I would recommend starting with the sliced part down first as this will help to give it a nice golden brown color. If you have any of the paprika oil mixture left, pour this over the potatoes and then season with some salt.
Put them on the middle shelf of your oven for around 45 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked. I would recommend turning the paprika potatoes a couple of times during the cooking process, this will help them to get cooked evenly.
Roast potatoes are one of the go to sides when it comes to a roast dinner, but they can sometimes be a little boring. These Paprika Potatoes help to give them something extra and can make a real difference to your dinner.
- Prep Time: 5 Minutes
- Cook Time: 45 Minutes
- Total Time: 50 Minutes
- Yield: 2 People 1x
- 4 Maris Piper Potatoes
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp Paprika
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- Salt and Pepper
- Preheat oven at 200 degrees
- Halve or quarter the potatoes, depending on their size
- Parboil the potatoes in a pan of salted water.
- While the potatoes are parboiling in a bowl place the oil and spices
- Give them a good stir to ensure filly mixed and combined
- Once the potatoes are parboiled, drain and shake the pan to help fluff the edges
- Empty the potatoes into the bowl with the oil and spices and stir to coat all of the potatoes fully
- Place the potatoes cut side down onto a baking tray
- Cook in the oven for 45 minutes (or until cooked)
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 377
- Sugar: 4.2g
- Sodium: 1292mg
- Fat: 14.2g
- Saturated Fat: 2.8g
- Carbohydrates: 55.2g
- Fiber: 4.6g
- Protein: 6.9g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Hi, my name is Martyn and I consider myself an Amateur Chef. I love everything about food and this was the main reason I started this blog, to showcase that passion. I started this blog in 2014 with an aim to showcase tasty recipes, and useful cooking tips and tricks.