My Goals & Discoveries
Creamy, tender interiors
Cooking the potatoes covered with foil first steams them so they don't dry out in the hot oven.
Removing the foil and leaving them uncovered for the rest of cooking allows the potatoes to get deep, flavorful browning. Shaking the pan helps the potatoes brown evenly.
Flavorful, vibrant toppings
Tossing the potatoes with herbs, cheese, and zest after cooking prevents these items from becoming dessicated in the oven. The toppings cling to the skins of the hot potatoes, where they become fragrant on contact.