Perfect Roast Potatoes

Clare Chambers

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@CerebralChasm

A perfect roast potato is one that is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

If you have had problems getting it right in the past - here is how to do it.


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Serves:

4 people - alter the amount of potatoes as suits

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Roast

Ingredients

8
medium potatoes
goose fat / duck fat or lard (shortening)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre-heat the oven to 250C (high). Put about 4 oz of fat / lard into a roasting dish and put the dish in the oven for about 15 - 20 minutes.
2
Peel the potatoes and cut them in half. Pop them in a saucepan and cover with water, adding a dash of salt. Bring to the boil and boil for 10 minutes.
3
Drain the potatoes and then give the saucepan a good shake to roughen up the edges of the potatoes. Rough edges helps them crisp up.
4
Carefully remove the dish of fat from the oven and, using kitchen tongs, place each potato into the fat. Using a large spoon, pour the fat over the top of the potatoes.
5
Put the potatoes in the oven for about 45 minutes - turn and bast the potatoes after 15 minutes and again at 30 minutes.
6
Remove the cooked potatoes from the oven and put into a warmed serving dish and serve immediately.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: English
Hashtags: #roast, #Potatoes