Roast Potatoes

Roast Potatoes

5 from 2 votes
The best roast potatoes recipe ever with crispy skins and fluffy insides. This recipe truly is fool proof and even beginners will be able to make the perfect roast potato. The best side dish to hit the roast dinner table.
Roast Potatoes

Roast potatoes are a must-have for any roast dinner. Make the crispiest and best roast potatoes ever with this recipe.

Sunday roast is a British favourite and roast potatoes are a key part of this traditional dinner. With 94% of the British public voting that roast potatoes are the best part of a roast dinner, it only seems fitting that the first roast dinner recipe I share is my version of classic roasted potatoes.

The first thing that needs to be done when making roast potatoes is to select the variety of potato. There are numerous potato varieties available, each with its own set of advantages.

I find that Maris Piper or King Edward potatoes are ideal for achieving that deliciously crispy exterior with a perfectly fluffy interior.

The key to getting that crispy skin on the potatoes is to parboil them to roughen up the edges. This means that when these potatoes are roasted in the oven, all the roughed-up edges crisp up to give that delicious crunch.

When it comes to potato size, it is best to avoid cutting the potatoes too small.

Larger chunks are significantly better. Most medium-sized potatoes should be cut into quarters as a general rule.

Using large chunks of potatoes is also preferable when the edges need to be fluffed up. If the potatoes are too small, they will simply break apart and you would just end up with mashed potatoes. Although mashed potatoes are great, that is what we are looking to make.

This dish is so delicious that it doesn’t need any additional seasoning. Along with the rosemary, the salt and pepper provide a subtle kick of flavour on their own.

You need to make sure the oil is very hot before adding the parboiled potatoes. As the potatoes are added, be gentle and careful because the oil may sputter.

The reason that the oil must be hot is because it will help the skin crisp up faster, providing that extra crisp that every roast potato requires.

This roast potato recipe has a crispy exterior and a fluffy interior. Serve with roasted chicken and Yorkshire puddings for the ultimate Sunday roast.

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Roast Potatoes

Roast Potatoes

by Nabeela Kauser
The best roast potatoes recipe ever with crispy skins and fluffy insides. This recipe truly is fool proof and even beginners will be able to make the perfect roast potato. The best side dish to hit the roast dinner table.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine British, Western
Servings 6
Calories 196 kcal



  • Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
  • In a large pot, place the potato quarters and cover them with cold, salted water. Bring to a boil, and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Roughen up the edges of the potatoes by shaking the pot vigorously.
  • In a large roasting tin, add the olive oil and place it in the preheated oven for 5 minutes to heat up.
  • Carefully add the potatoes to the roasting tin, tossing them to coat them in the hot oil.
  • To the roasting tin, add the rosemary sprigs, salt, and pepper.
  • Roast in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes until they are golden brown and crispy, turning the potatoes occasionally.
  • Serve hot as a side dish and enjoy!


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 196kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 702mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 33mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cheap, Dinner, Food, Healthy, Potato, Recipe, Roast Dinner
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