Roast potatoes

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 70 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes 60 minutes 20 minutes

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.