Should red potatoes that are quartered be cooked skin up or down in the oven? (Oiled!)

Hoping to get delicious crisped results!

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    Oct 2, 2019 at 8:50

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I find that the side against the pan (for any ingredient in a roasting situation) tends to brown more readily. So, if you want even browning, you'll have to turn your potatoes as the cook. Beyond that, it's just personal preference.

  • by side do you mean skin side or the other sides
    – ina
    Oct 2, 2019 at 1:42
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    Any side against the pan will brown more quickly.
    – moscafj
    Oct 2, 2019 at 1:50
  • what do u recommend for crispy red potatoes
    – ina
    Oct 2, 2019 at 2:21
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    @ina use the search bar! There is a lot of potato information on our site.
    – moscafj
    Oct 2, 2019 at 10:41

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