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Easy, and Perfect Roast Potatoes Recipe

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Bowl of golden roasted potatoes.
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Crisp, golden brown, roast potatoes straight from the oven - delicious. Making the perfect roast potatoes isn't difficult as you can see in this super-easy recipe. If you have a large dinner to prepare ( Christmas dinner being the perfect example and are pushed for time the potatoes can be half roasted the day before then reheated for 20 mins in a hot oven.

Do not cut your potatoes too small or they will disintegrate in the water. They should be cut into large chunky pieces (about a ¼ average potato for each).

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 lb/ 500g floury potatoes, peeled
  • 4 tbsp goose fat, lard or vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper


Serves 4
  • Preheat the oven to 425F/220C/Gas 7
  • Cut the potatoes into large, even-sized pieces (see the note in the introduction). Place the potatoes in a saucepan, cover with cold water, add a sprinkle of salt and bring to the boil. Once boiling lower the heat and gently simmer for 10 mins making sure you do not over cook. The potatoes should still be very firm.
  • Drain the potatoes in a colander. Gently shake the colander to fluff the outside of the potatoes.
  • Heat the fat or oil in a roasting tin until very hot but not burning. Carefully tip the potatoes into the hot fat. Using a tablespoon coat each potato with the hot fat in the tin, this will help prevent the potatoes from sticking. Return the roasting tin to the hot oven and roast until golden brown and crisp turning the potatoes from time to time approx 45 mins.
  • Serve immediately.
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 2 out of 5
wrong recommendation, Member Redrose33

The recommended boiling time for this is too long, especially if you cut the potatoes into a small size. This is better if its drained right after coming to a boil and then let the potatoes cook in the oven.

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