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The best roast potatoes

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The best roast potatoes

Side Serves 5 55 min
Make sure you use a floury potato eg King Edward or Maris Piper


  • 1kg floury potatoes, peeled and cut into large pieces
  • sunflower oil or goose fat, as you prefer (with sunflower oil you will really taste the potato, goose fat is good but has its own flavour)
  • sea salt


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 45 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200°C/Gas 6.
  • Step 2

    Put the potatoes in a large pan of salted water. Bring to the boil and cook until tender (test by inserting a sharp knife, about 12-15 minutes from when the water starts to boil).
  • Step 3

    Drain and let them steam dry in your colander or on a wire cake rack. Shake them a little so the edges start to fluff up.
  • Step 4

    Heat a little oil or goose fat in a roasting tin in the oven. When the oil is hot, add the dry potatoes and stir gently in the oil to coat.
  • Step 5

    Season with salt and roast until crisp and brown.

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