Crunchy roast potatoes

It's hard to beat crunchy roast potatoes!


A tasty accompaniment to a roast dinner.


Ingredients - Serves 4 Adults

  • 3 large potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6
  2. Peel the potatoes, cut them in to quarters and place in a saucepan
  3. Boil water in the kettle and cover the potatoes with boiling water
  4. Place 2 tablespoons of oil in the roasting tin and set it in the hot oven to heat
  5. Bring the potatoes to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes
  6. Remove the saucepan from the heat, drain off the water into a bowl and then set the potatoes back on the hob
  7. Holding the lid firmly on the saucepan, shake the saucepan up and down so that the potatoes move around and their outsides get a bit bashed
  8. Lift the roasting tin with the hot oil out of the oven and set on top of the cooker
  9. Add the potatoes one by one to the hot oil - be careful! Brush or spoon the oil over the surface of the potatoes
  10. Place the potatoes back in the oven and cook for another 15 minutes
  11. Turn the potatoes over and cook for another 15 minutes
  12. Test with a skewer to make sure the potatoes are cooked, they should be crunchy on the outside and soft inside

Serving Suggestions

These roasties are perfect for Christmas dinner, but it is a technique that can be used for any Sunday lunch!

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Crunchy roast potatoes

Serves

4 Adults

4 Adults

Preparation Time

10 Minutes

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

40 Minutes

40 Minutes

Cost

Low

Low

Utensils Needed

Baking Tray, Saucepan

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1/4 of the recipe contains
Energy
466kj
112kcal
6%
Fat
5.7g
8%
Saturates
0.6g
3%
Sugars
0.5g
1%
Salt
0g
0%
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (88g)
Energy530Kj 466Kj
127Kcal 112Kcal
Fat6.4g 5.7g
(of which saturates)0.7g 0.6g
Carbohydrate14.5g 12.8g
(of which sugars)0.5g 0.5g
Fibre1.5g 1.3g
Protein1.9g 1.7g
Salt0g 0g

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