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The Ingredient You Should Use For Crispier Roasted Vegetables
By ANABELLE DOLINER
Although roasting vegetables adds flavor, it can sometimes lack in texture — especially if you like your veggies extra crisp. Cornstarch — known for its thickening abilities — is a simple and highly-versatile ingredient you can include in your roasted vegetables that will give them the desired crispiness.
To incorporate cornstarch into your roasting routine, just pat your prepped veggies dry and mix with olive oil, salt, and your preferred seasonings. Then, toss a tablespoon of cornstarch per pound of vegetables and roast the vegetables in a single layer at 425 degrees Fahrenheit until they're tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.
Per Lifehacker, pretty much any and every vegetable: carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips, cauliflower, broccoli, and potatoes all saw success when dusted with cornstarch prior to roasting. However, make sure to chop your vegetables into similarly-sized pieces to ensure even cooking, else some might end up raw, or even burnt.