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The perfect roast potatoes

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

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

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(15 votes)
Cooking Time

Cook: 1 Hour 20 Mins

Cooking Time

Serves: 8

Cooking Time

Price: 28p per serving

Nutritional Information

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

1
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.
2
Sprinkle on the cornflour. Shake the pan, lid on, to roughen the potatoes.
3
Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5.
4
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.
5
Increase the heat to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7.
6
Add the rosemary sprigs and cook for 20-30 mins until crisp and golden. Drain in a bowl lined with kitchen roll before serving.
7
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.