wikiHow to Make Roast Potatoes

A perfect accompaniment to meat, fish or vegetarian dishes. Everyone loves roast potatoes - or they will do after trying these ones. Simple but very delicious.

Ingredients

  • 8 large (and preferably floury) potatoes
  • 100 ml / 3.5 fl. oz vegetable or olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Steps

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    Prepare the potatoes. First, peel the potatoes. It's best to use a proper peeler as you will save a lot of the vegetable in comparison to using a knife. Once you have peeled all of the potatoes, cut them into egg-sized pieces.
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    Boil the potatoes. Gently, bring them to the boil and let them cook for about 8 minutes. Don't leave them to cook entirely.
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    Drain the water. Using the lid of the saucepan to stop the potatoes from falling out, drain the water away and let the potatoes cool completely.
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    Prepare the roasting tin. Meanwhile, pour enough oil into the roasting tin so that the bottom is covered and place it onto a high tray in the oven to heat thoroughly.
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    Heat the oven. Set the oven to 250ºC, 475ºF or gas mark 7 and begin to heat the oil.
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    Scratch the potatoes. Once cooled, scratch the surface of the potatoes with a fork.
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    Add the potatoes. When you see that the oil is sizzling hot, place the potatoes into the roasting tin. Turn them over in the oil to make sure they are covered before cooking.
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    Leave the potatoes to cook. Allow the potatoes to cook for 50-60 minutes. About halfway through the time, turn them over to make sure all sides get a crispy finish.
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    Check the potatoes. After the time is up, take a look to see what colour the potatoes are. They should end up a golden-brown colour and be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
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    Drain well and serve up. Remove the roast potatoes from the tin making sure that they don't carry too much oil and you're ready to serve up. Serve and enjoy!
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    Finished.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 large saucepan
  • 1 large roasting tin
  • 1 peeler
  • 1 fork

Sources and Citations

  • VideoJugA video of making roast potatoes. Share with permission.

Article Info

Categories: Potato Dishes