1 lb new potatoes (or russet potatoes), cut into 1/4-1/2-inch-thick sticks
2 T olive oil (I use less)
1/4 t salt
1/8 t pepper
Arrange oven rack at lowest point.
Place a large rimmed baking sheet on rack and preheat oven to 500 deg.
In a large bowl, toss together all ingredients.
Spread potatoes out on the preheated baking sheet, return to the lowest rack, and roast until slightly golden and crispy, about 15 mins.
Toss and stir potatoes around, reduce oven to 425 deg, and bake for 10-15 min more till golden and crispy.