Ultimate roasties

Ultimate roasties

You will not find a better roast potato recipe.

By , 21 September 2015
Ultimate roasties
  • Ready in: 70 mins
  • Serves: 6
  • Price: 38p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 268g serving contains
  • Fat med
  • Saturates low
  • Sugars low
  • Salt low
  • Energy 1403KJ 335KCAL
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 524kJ/125kcal.
  • 1.5kg potatoes (peeled weight)
  • 6 tbsp goose fat
  • 1 level tbsp cornflour
  • Pre-heat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Cut 1.5kg potatoes (peeled weight) into chunks. To parboil, put in a large pan of cold water, cover and heat until simmering. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Drain, return to the pan and stand over a very low heat, uncovered, for 1 minute to let any excess moisture evaporate.

  • Sprinkle 1 level tbsp cornflour on the potatoes. Cover the pan and shake for a few seconds to coat the potatoes and roughen the edges.

  • Put 6 tbsp goose fat in a large roasting tin and heat in the oven until the fat melts (or use 6 tbsp sunflower oil). Carefully add the potatoes and turn them over to coat in the fat. Cook in the oven for 30 minutes.

  • When you take the turkey out to rest it, increase the oven temperature to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7 and cook the potatoes for another 30 minutes, or until golden and crisp on the outside and tender in the middle when pierced with a skewer. Lift out with a slotted spoon, taking care to leave the fat behind. Put in a warm serving dish and sprinkle with sea salt.