Roast potatoes can be a hard nut to crack! Fortunately, this fantastic method and recipe shows you how to make the perfect roast potato every time. It’s simple yet incredibly effective, it just takes the right amount of oil, fat and cooking time; discover the ultimate method below:
Add the potatoes to cold water and bring to the boil. Don't leave the potatoes in the water for more than 10 minutes in total.
Drain them and coat in the oil or fat of your choice. Use 15ml (1 tblspn) /25g (1oz) fat for each 450g (1lb) of potatoes.
Roast in an oven preheated to 200°C/425°F/Gas mark 6 for approximately 45 minutes, turning twice.
Jo Pratt made a video for us. She cooks perfect roast potatoes.
175g fluffy potatoes (such as Maris Piper) per person
Recipe courtesy of Olivier Limousin, l’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, created as part of an eight course potato tasting menu specially for Potato Week 2012.
Fresh, crisp vegetables and zingy flavours make this jacket perfectly healthy, with four green lights and great taste to boot.
Take your spuds and place them right into the heart of this Mediterranean-influenced dish. The potatoes are deliciously infused with flavours of dill, fresh salad leaves and pomegranate - delicious!
Tuck into this fresh and light potato salad dish perfectly drizzled with a delicious yoghurt dressing. Ideal for a quick snack or a light lunch.
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