I make a lot of roasted potato side dishes, like these Parmesan Garlic Roasted Potatoes, because I know my family will devour them and I won’t have any leftovers. But of all the roasted potato recipes I’ve tried, these Crispy Potatoes with Pancetta are my absolute favorite!
I’m sure the pancetta has something to do with it, but these potatoes are just amazing. Hard to believe with such a short, simple ingredient list. The potatoes are boiled for a few minutes to start, then drained and shaken in the pot. This extra step is the key! Shaking the potatoes roughs up the edges of the potaotes just enough that they get extra brown and crispy in the oven. Trust me, don’t skip the boiling or shaking. It’s what makes these potatoes extra special.
Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Barefoot Contessa Foolproof