Last Updated on November 6, 2022 by Rebecca Huff
Salt and vinegar baby potatoes are reminiscent of the salt and vinegar chips we love but try not to eat very often. These baby potatoes are baked, not fried, so they’re much healthier than chips.
However, if you enjoy the taste of crispy potatoes, you can smash and fry these over hight heat for a couple of minutes after roasting to give the skins a crispier texture. Smashed potatoes sautéed in just a touch of ghee are crunchy on the outside and soft and fork-tender on the inside.
If you watch the video you can see how I do that. However, the potatoes taste absolutely wonderful right out of the oven.
This side-dish goes great with burgers, grilled salmon, rotisserie chicken, or browned butter steak.
Salt and Vinegar Potatoes
My family loves spuds of all varieties so this fork-tender salty potatoes is always a big hit. You can prepare them on a sheet pan from start to finish if you’re in a hurry.
Of all the potato recipes to try, this one is the easiest. Honest. These are easier to make than powdered mashed potatoes.
First, preheat oven while you get out the ingredients and your rimmed baking sheet.
You can use a bowl to mix the potatoes, or you could just pour everything onto a rimmed baking sheet and shake it around to coat all the potatoes. Fast and easy.
You’ll mix olive oil and malt vinegar, toss in the potatoes, sprinkle with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Pop them in the oven for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown. Before you know it, you’ll be ready to eat.
Garnish these baby potatoes with flaky sea salt, chives, or dill weed.
The absolute best results come from baby gold potatoes. Still, you might not always have them on hand.
If you don’t have baby potatoes, you can use regular size Yukon Gold Potatoes, just quarter them or cut them into medium sized chunks. Fingerling potatoes, new potatoes and baby red potatoes work for this recipe as well. I’ve even made this recipe with diced sweet potatoes and it is amazing.
If you are gluten-free, you’ll want to skip the Malt Vinegar and use white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. You could play around with a variety of other vinegars. However, if you are sensitive to gluten, skip Malt Vinegar.
The acidity of malt vinegar is similar to that of apple cider vinegar, so if you can’t find malt vinegar, ACV is a decent substitute. Each comes from a different source, so the vinegar flavor is somewhat different.
Potato is one of most important crops worldwide. It has a very good calorie production and water use efficiency and represents one of the plants that has been identified by the United Nations as a crop that can help feed the growing world population in a sustainable manner. The valuable phytonutrient content of tubers, including antioxidants, show that properly prepared, potato is an excellent, healthy food resource with good nutritional properties.National Library of Medicine
Optional Toppings for Salt and Vinegar Potatoes
These crispy potatoes certainly do not need anything else, but if your family loves loaded baked potatoes, here are some topping suggestions.
- sour cream
- powdered parmesan
- shredded cheese
- diced red bell pepper
- bacon bits
Enjoy these roasted potatoes at every day meals and holidays, too! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more recipes and tips on healthy swaps.
Salt and Vinegar Roasted Baby Potatoes
- 2 pounds petite gold potatoes cut in half
- 3 tbsp oil use a neutral oil
- 3 tbsp malt vinegar or malt vinegar powder look for one without caramel color
- salt and freshly cracked black pepper
- chives or dill for garnish
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F
- Mix potatoes with salt, pepper, oil and vinegar
- Roast for half an hour or until golden brown and fork-tender
- Put potatoes in a serving bowl and add salt and pepper to taste (see note)
- Top with chives and serve!
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