How Do You Stop Roast Potatoes Sticking To The Pan?

Mary M. Saucedo

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You like to make potato items in your pan but notice that the roast potatoes are sticking with your pan. Isn’t it frustrating? Yes, like you, many people are facing the issue. However, you can roast potatoes in your pan after finishing the article without facing sticking issues. 

Why Do My Roasted Potatoes Stick To The Pan?

Most of the time, roasted potatoes stick to the pan due to the lack of proper heat management. Also, Starchier potatoes have a great tendency to stick to the pan. So, if you use starchier potatoes, you will notice the sticking issue. Also, you will notice sticking issues if you put the flat side of potatoes downwards, which you cut with a knife. 

How Do You Stop Roast Potatoes From Sticking To The Pan?

Here is a step by step guide on how you can roast potatoes pan without facing a sticking issue:

Using Oven And Pan

You will need

Roasting Process

Step 1: If you select the right type of potatoes, you can reduce the chance of potatoes sticking. You can purchase waxy, low-starch potatoes. Even new potatoes are also perfect for roasting potatoes. However, you should avoid using starchier potatoes to reduce the chance of sticking.

Step 2: You need to heat the oven to 370 degrees F. Though, less cooking time with a hotter oven provides crisp roasted potatoes. You can also get the same types of crispness with the lower temperature and should finish with broilers.

Step 3: Now, wash the potatoes thoroughly and cut them into bite-size pieces. If you do not worry about the texture of the outer layer, you can remove the skins, and it will add extra color and flavor.

Step 4: Boil water in a pot and boil the potatoes for five minutes. After draining the water and remove the moisture as much as possible.

Step 5: You need to use parchment paper in your roasting pan. It will provide a disposable surface and keep the pan free from sticking.

Step 6: Lightly coat each piece of potato with olive oil, then season with your favorite seasoning and toss with the olive oil.

Step 7: Now, you need to bake the potatoes in the oven and turn them after every 15 to 20 minutes using a spatula for even cooking. After, you can keep them under the broiler for two minutes to ensure better crispness. But, you need to be careful when keeping them under the broiler. 

Now, you can serve the roasted potatoes and dispose of the Parchment paper, and your pan is free from potato sticking.

Should You Pat Dry Potatoes Before Frying?

Yes, you should always pat your potatoes dry. Potatoes contain a lot of water and this makes them stick to the pan. This is why it is important to pat them dry before frying them. This will help to reduce their water content.

Remember, the higher the amount of water in your potatoes, the higher their chances of sticking to the pan when frying. So, patting your potatoes dry or adopting other methods to remove excess water from your potatoes is a great idea.

Why Do You Soak Potatoes In Salt Water Before Frying?

There are two major reasons why you should soak your potatoes in salt water before frying them. First, the salt water solution will bring out the water content in the potatoes. The second reason is that the solution will also remove excess starch from the potatoes.

Both water and starch are what make potatoes stick to the pan while frying. In the end, the fried potatoes will be dry and crispy, just like you want. Do not add too much salt to the water. It should be moderate. Otherwise, the salt may affect the taste and flavor of the potatoes.

Using A Cast Iron Pan For Frying

Step 1: First, you need to cut your potatoes according to your preference and soak them for at least an hour or two. It removes the excess starch from the potatoes, which means you will get crisp potatoes without sticking to the pan.

Step 2: After you soak them, you must spread them out in a towel or paper towel and let them dry.

Step 3: Now, preheat your cast iron skillet on medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes. After preheating, you need to add some butter to the pan. Also, add some olive oil.

Step 4: After the butter melting, you can add the potatoes. Now, start to stir the potatoes to be nicely coated with oil. After doing this, you can use some onion powder, black pepper, garlic salt, cayenne, and thyme. Again stir them well to mix everything perfectly.

Step 5:  Now, give around 5 minutes to set the potatoes without touching or stirring them. Then, slightly lower the heat to avoid burning. And stir the potatoes until you get the perfect color or browning of the potatoes. It will take a maximum of 25 to 30 minutes. 

Remove them after you find that they turn brown and crispy, and you will find zero sticking issues.

How do you stop roast potatoes sticking to the pan
How do you stop roast potatoes sticking to the pan
Mary M. Saucedo
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