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The Smartest Way to Get Golden-Brown Potatoes
This method for making crispy roast potatoes could not be easier, since a hot cast-iron skillet truly does all the work for you. The trick is to slide the pan into the oven and then preheat it to 350 degrees; so, as the oven warms, so does the pan. Carefully remove the pan, gently add quartered red potatoes, chopped onion, rosemary, salt and pepper and slide it back into the oven for 45 minutes. The spuds will be as crunchy as if you'd fried them, without any of the mess.

Get the recipe: Cast-Iron Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary and Onion