This is a quick-and-easy, flexible recipe.
What you'll need:
Potatoes. Small potatoes of just about any kind.
Mixed fingerling potatoes can be especially nifty.
How many potatoes? I don't know, how hungry are
Olive oil, or any kind of vegetable oil.
Whatever seasonings you desire. As much as you desire.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Put a tablespoon
of olive oil into a bowl for each half pound of potatoes
you will cook. Wash the potatoes, then cut them according
to size. (I cut medium potatoes in quarters, small ones
in half, and just poke vents in tiny potatoes and fingerlings
with a fork.) Put the potatoes in the bowl and mix them
around well to coat them with oil. Place them in a single
layer on a 1" (or so) deep pan, and sprinkle seasonings
over them. I just use pinches of salt, myself
Bake the potatoes for 30 minutes, turning them every
10 minutes to avoid burning. When the thickest of the
potatoes is tender enough to stick a fork in, they're