This is UNREAL. Seriously. About roasted potatoes:
Boil salted water. Peel 3 potatoes. Cut in half, then slice the halves into 1/2″ portions. Boil 5 minutes. Drain.
THIS IS WHERE IT GETS CRAY:
Smash the potatoes (lightly) with a f o r k. Salt them. Pepper them. Garlic powder them. Toss them with a scant amount of oil (say, 2 teaspoons). Transfer them to a sheet tray.
Roast at 450ºF for 10 minutes.
GAME. SET. MATCH.