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Perfect roast potatoes

With a subtle hint of fragrant rosemary, these ultimate roasties are crisp and fluffy, exactly as they should be

By , 07 December 2018

(10 votes)

Perfect roast potatoes
  • 1 Hour 20 Mins

  • Serves: 8

  • Price: 28p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 199g serving contains
  • Energy

    1091KJ

    261KCAL

    13%
  • Fat

    10.9g

    med

    16%
  • Saturates

    3.2g

    med

    16%
  • Sugars

    1.6g

    low

    2%
  • Salt

    0.02g

    low

    1%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 548kJ/131kcal.
Ingredients
  • 1.5kg Maris Piper or King Edward potatoes (peeled weight), cut into even-sized chunks
  • 1 level tsp cornflour
  • 6tbsp goose fat or sunflower oil
  • A few sprigs rosemary
Method
  • Put the potatoes in a pan, cover with cold water and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 mins then drain. Return to the pan and steam dry on a very low heat for 1 min.

  • Sprinkle on the cornflour. Shake the pan, lid on, to roughen the potatoes.

  • Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5.

  • Put the fat or oil in a large roasting tin and heat in the oven. Add the potatoes and turn them in the fat to coat. Roast for 30 mins.

  • Increase the heat to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7.

  • Add the rosemary sprigs and cook for 20-30 mins until crisp and golden. Drain in a bowl lined with kitchen roll before serving.

  • TOP TIP: For roasties that are always crispy and golden on the outside and fluffy on the inside, pick a floury potato such as Maris Piper, King Edward, Desiree or Rooster.