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Easy Crispy Roast Potatoes

Who doesn’t love roasted potatoes? They are one of the easiest and most delicious side dishes around and well known to go with fabulous roast dinners. And, with just a few simple tips, they can be crispy every time. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to make perfect roast potatoes. So what are you waiting for?

crispy roast potatoes

Should you boil potatoes before roasting?

The answer to this question is a bit controversial. Some people swear by boiling the potatoes before roasting them, while others say it’s not necessary.

If you do choose to boil your potatoes before roasting, make sure they are not overcooked. They should be cooked just enough so that they are tender, but not mushy.

Whether or not you boil your potatoes before roasting, make sure to cut them into even-sized pieces. This will help them cook evenly in the oven.

Roast potatoes at a high temperature for the best results. 400 degrees Fahrenheit is a good place to start, but you may need to adjust up or down depending on your oven. Roast for 20-30 minutes

How do I make roast potatoes crisp?

The key to making crisp roast potatoes is to start with the right type of potato. A starchy floury potato, like a russet or Maris piper, will give you the best results. Check out >>The Best UK Potatoes For Roasting. You’ll also want to make sure your potatoes are cut into even pieces so they cook evenly.

Once you’ve got your potatoes prepped, it’s time to get them in the oven. Roast potatoes at a high temperature, for about 45 to 60 minutes. You’ll know they’re done when they’re golden brown and crispy on the outside. Serve hot and enjoy!

roast potatoes from the oven

Why do you soak potatoes in water before roasting?

Soaking potatoes in water before roasting helps to remove some of the starch from the potatoes. This results in a more evenly cooked potato that is less likely to stick to the pan and produces a crispier skin.

Which fat is best for roast potatoes?

For the perfect roast potatoes, you should use a light oil or fat. This will help to create a crispy exterior. Butter is also a good option, but make sure that it is well-flavoured so that your potatoes don’t end up tasting bland.

Duck fat is another excellent choice for roast potatoes – it gives them a lovely rich flavour and helps to create a crisp crust. If you are looking for a healthier option, olive oil is a good alternative. Just be sure to add plenty of seasoning so that your potatoes are full of flavour.

How to roast potatoes that are crispy

  • Heat the oven at 220c/200c fan/Gas 7
  • Cut your potatoes into two-three even-sized pieces. Put in a pan of salted water and bring to the boil and cook for 7 minutes. Drain, leave to dry then return to the pan, cover with a lid and shake gently.
  • Meanwhile, heat a layer of fat in a large roasting tin. When hot, add the potatoes and turn to coat. Drain off any excess and roast at the top of the oven turning halfway for 1 hour until golden.
crispy roast potatoes

Easy Crispy Roast Potatoes

Rachel
Crispy and tasty roast potatoes. The perfect side to any roast dinner.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Servings 4
Calories 173 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 900 g Floury Potatoes (eg. Maris Piper)
  • Duck Fat or Sunflower Oil (Enough to coat the potatoes)

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oven at 220c/200c fan/Gas 7
  • Cut your potatoes into two-three even-sized pieces. Put in a pan of salted water and bring to the boil and cook for 7 minutes. Drain, leave to dry then return to the pan, cover with a lid and shake gently.
  • Meanwhile, heat a layer of fat in a large roasting tin. When hot, add the potatoes and turn to coat. Drain off any excess and roast at the top of the oven turning halfway for 1 hour until golden.
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Nutrition

Calories: 173kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 5gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 14mgPotassium: 947mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 44mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 2mg
Keyword maris piper, potatoes
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