Perfect roast potatoes
Waitrose and Partners

Perfect roast potatoes

    • Serves8
    • CourseAccompaniment
    • Prepare15 mins
    • Cook55 mins
    • Total time1 hr 10 mins

    Ingredients

    • 2kg Essential Potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 100ml Essential Olive Oil (or 100g goose or duck fat)

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6 and heat up a large roasting tin.

    2. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil and parboil the potatoes for 5 minutes. Drain in a colander and leave to steam for 5–10 minutes to lose some moisture. Meanwhile, put the olive oil (or goose or duck fat) in the hot roasting tin and return to the oven.

    3. Roughen the edges of the potatoes, either by scraping with a fork or tipping them back into the pan and giving them a bit of a shake.

    4. Remove the tin from the oven, tip in the potatoes and turn them over carefully until evenly coated. Make sure they have plenty of space to brown properly.

    5. Return to the oven and roast for 40-45 minutes until crisp and golden. Drain the potatoes on kitchen paper, season and serve.

    Cook’s tip

    Get ahead

    Par-boil the potatoes the day before, cool and keep covered in the fridge until ready to cook.  If you are using this recipe for Christmas day, put the potatoes into the oven as the turkey starts resting.

    Nutritional

    Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe

    Energy

    1,292kJ/ 308kcals

    Fat

    13g

    Saturated Fat

    4.1g

    Carbohydrates

    42.4g

    Sugars

    1g

    Fibre

    3.3g

    Protein

    5.3g

    Salt

    0.1g