Make oven roasted red potatoes using 3 pounds of halved red potatoes, 1/4 cup of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of mixed salt and pepper. Toss the potatoes in the oil and seasonings, and then arrange them on a flat cookie sheet or a pan with a large lip. Roast them at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes on a low rack. When the potatoes are golden brown, take them out and transfer them to a serving dish.
Adding cheese is a popular way to serve roasted red potatoes and creates a creamier texture. Add 2 tablespoons of freshly grated Parmesan cheese to the oil and seasonings mixture. Press the grated cheese into the surface of the potatoes to evenly distribute the mixture. Cooking the potatoes on aluminum foil helps to reduce sticking and makes it easier to clean up.
Add other herbs and seasonings, such as garlic, parsley and rosemary, as desired. Mix the potatoes with six cloves of chopped or minced garlic and 2 tablespoons of minced fresh parsley or dried rosemary. Consider adding paprika or garlic powder for additional flavor. Add sour cream as an extra, optional topping when serving. Roasted red potatoes can be served chilled or heated and make a good side dish for fried chicken or ham.