Choose Your Potatoes Wisely, Then Scrub Them Clean
Start with two pounds of small potatoes (the size is crucial in later steps, keep reading to learn why). Try a mix of pint-sized red potatoes and Yukon golds. Give the potatoes a good rinse and scrub, then trim away any eyes or other damaged bits. Now's also a good time to preheat your oven to 425°F.