Perfect Roast potatoes

Follow Silvana Franco's tips and your roast potatoes will always be crisp on the outside and fluffy in the middle.

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Recipe - Serves: 6


1.5kg large king edward or maris piper potatoes, peeled
200ml olive oil (or goose fat)


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Cut the potatoes into large, equal-sized pieces. Put in a large pan and cover with cold water. Cover with a lid, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour the oil into a roasting tin and put in the oven.

2. Drain the potatoes. Return to the pan and shake vigorously to roughen up. Place in one layer in the tin; turn in the hot oil to coat evenly – they should sizzle.

3. Season and roast for 1 hour, turning halfway through, until golden and crisp. Transfer to a bowl immediately and leave to cool a little before serving.

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1397.456kJ
Fat 16.8g
Saturated Fat 2.3g
Carbohydrate 40.2g
Sugars 1.4g
Salt trace

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