Don't Serve Roasted Potatoes Without One Of These Spices

Crispy roasted potatoes make us salivate. Crunchy and salty on the outside, soft and smooth on the inside, perfectly roasted potatoes are one of those comfort foods that — when made just right — are like nirvana for our taste buds. It also doesn't hurt knowing that potatoes are also really good for you. Per Healthline, potatoes won't break the bank and they're jam-packed with vitamins and minerals, especially if you forego peeling them and keep the skin on. These totally tubular tubers are also rich in antioxidants that may provide a whole host of health benefits, which is why it's really important to cook this vegetable right.

Potatoes are, in general, kind of bland without the right herbs and seasonings. In fact, they are often on the list of foods used for bland diets (not a whole lot of flavor going on with this rustic food). So, you can imagine how excited we were to read an article on Delish that broke down the best herbs and spices to add to your roasted potato recipe to ensure they are perfect every time you put a forkful in your mouth. The great news is you probably have these herbs and seasonings in your pantry already.

Rosemary, parsley, and thyme make for great roasted potato seasonings

The next time you are cooking roasted potatoes, make certain you have rosemary, parsley, and thyme on hand. According to Delish, these herbs will help you create some of, if not the, best tasting roasted potatoes you've ever had. Even Ina Garten is a fan of rosemary when it comes to making this dish, which per Masterclass, adds a woodsy taste and fragrant aroma to pretty much anything you use it in. The Spruce Eats describes thyme as having a very similar taste to rosemary, but with hints of grass and florals and parsley that adds a clean, peppery flavor to your roast potato recipe.

That said, Delish noted that actually most seasonings and herbs work with your roasted potatoes and you shouldn't be timid about perusing your spice cabinet in search of flavors you like. They suggested hot smoked paprika and turmeric to meet the needs of those craving a spicy palette or if you want something a little more smoky, break-out the za'atar and cumin.

Gimme Some Oven shares you should add your salt at the very end. Why? Because it allows for you to season to your taste and will also help eliminate any problems with potatoes becoming soggy. They also note that if you toss your herb potatoes with corn starch — after they've been bathed in olive oil, of course — it will make your potatoes super crispy on the outside.