Simple Roasted Potatoes Cabin Recipe #5

Simple Roasted Potatoes Cabin Recipe #5

Have you ever heard of the Mailard reaction? It is when you roast a food and the natural sugars in the food (or sugars you add to it) caramelize the food and give it a sweet flavor and a crispy brown exterior.
That is what happens to these potatoes when you roast them. It is a complex flavor and texture that is just magic. A crunchy exterior and soft interior that makes these appealing and satisfying.
This side dish is perfect for feeding a crowd. Back in the day, when my kids were little, we went to our cabin almost every weekend in the summer. I cooked dinner, usually, for no less then 9 people most evenings. I needed recipes that were delicious and could feed a lot of people. This recipe fits that need.


  • 3 lbs baby red potatoes, washed & cut into quarters
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, more if you prefer it
  • 1 tbsp salt, more if you prefer it
  • 1 medium onion, cut into quarters
  • 1 tsp pepper, more if you prefer it
  • 1 stick butter, melted


  • Preheat the oven to 400°
  • Cut your potatoes and onions and place them in a large bowl. Drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes and onions, sprinkle with salt and pepper and stir to coat all the potatoes and onions.
  • Place the vegetables into a 9 x 13 pan and drizzle the melted butter over all of the vegetables.
  • Roast the potatoes covered with tinfoil for 45 minutes then take the cover off and roast until the potatoes are golden and fork tender. Keep checking them every 5 minutes.

PS I included some fun pictures of the activities my children would do at our cabin.

It was a magical place.

I hope your special place and time with your kids is just as magical.❤️


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