Perfect roast potatoes

Perfect roast potatoes

They're crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.

By , 21 September 2015

(18 votes)

Perfect roast potatoes
  • 1 Hour 10 Mins
  • Serves: 8
  • Price: 20p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 201g serving contains
  • Energy

    1047KJ

    250KCAL

    13%
  • Fat

    11.6g

    med

    17%
  • Saturates

    3.7g

    med

    18%
  • Sugars

    1.1g

    low

    1%
  • Salt

    TRACEg

    low

    <1%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 521kJ/124kcal.
Ingredients
  • 1.5 kg potatoes (peeled weight), Maris Piper, King Edward or Desiree are the best
  • 1 level tsp cornflour
  • 6 tbsp goose fat or sunflower oil
Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Cut the potatoes into even sized chunks. Add to a large pan of cold water, cover and heat until simmering. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.

  • Drain, then return to the pan. Stand over a very low heat, uncovered, for a minute to allow moisture to evaporate.

  • Sprinkle on the cornflour. Cover the pan with a lid and shake to coat them in cornflour and roughen up the edges.

  • Heat the goose fat or sunflower oil in a large roasting tin, then add the potatoes. Turn them over in the fat so that they're all coated.

  • Roast in the oven for 30 minutes. Increase the oven temperature to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Roast the potatoes for another 20-30 minutes or until crisp and golden on the outside and tender in the middle.

  • Lift out with a draining spoon, leaving the fat behind.

  • Put in a warm serving dish and sprinkle with sea salt.