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How to Cook Potatoes in the Broiler

How to Cook Potatoes in the Broiler
A sack of fresh potatoes. Photo Credit: Joerg Mikus/Hemera/Getty Images

Potatoes are high in dietary fiber, potassium, copper and vitamins C and B-6. They take well to several different forms of cooking, including broiling. Broiled potatoes have a crispy and flavorful exterior while retaining a moist and fluffy interior. However, you cannot broil large, whole potatoes, as the exterior will burn before the inside is cooked. You must either use baby potatoes or quartered medium-size potatoes to ensure they cook evenly.

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Step 1

Move the rack of the broiler 8 inches away from the heat source and preheat it.

Step 2

Combine the potatoes, cooking oil, sea salt and ground black pepper in a large mixing bowl. Toss the potatoes with your hands to coat them in the oil and seasonings.

Step 3

Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet and place it into the broiler. Allow the potatoes to broil for 8 minutes, and then flip them carefully with a pair of tongs.

Step 4

Continue broiling the potatoes for an additional 8 minutes or until they are tender. Remove the potatoes from the broiler and let them cool for 5 minutes before serving.

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