Easy Roast Potatoes are an idiots guide to a perfect vegetarian side dish for a roast dinner. Even I can cook these perfectly. There are only a few ingredients and take only 50 minutes to cook. I add rosemary for additional flavour. Also, I have used Goose fat to roast potatoes especially at special occasions such as Christmas, Thanksgiving etc but olive oil works just as well.
Easy roast Potatoes
- Turn on your oven and preheat to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.
- Wash and peel the potatoes and cut into sensible size pieces. I normally do thirds or quarters depending on the size of the potato.
- Pour water into a large sauce pan and add the potatoes. The water should be just covering the potatoes.
- Add a good pinch of salt and place over a high heat until boiling.
- When it starts to boil, lower the heat and simmer the potatoes for 2 – 3 minutes.
- Pour the oil into the roasting tray and place in the oven for a few minutes to get really hot.
- Drain the potatoes in a large colander. The larger the better as they need room to bounce about.
- Shake the colander with the potatoes in to remove any excess water but also to scuff the skins of the potatoes. This will help create a lovely crispy skin when roasting.
- Add the flour to the potatoes and shake again making sure the flour has covered all of the potatoes thinly..
- VERY CAREFULLY remove the roasting tray with the hot oil in it from the oven and add the potatoes. I use a large spoon to do this to avoid splashing.
- Rotate the potatoes so they have oil on every side.
- Sprinkle the rosemary over the potatoes.
- Make sure they are in a single layer and place them in the oven for 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, remove from the oven and turn them over. All sides will be cooked perfectly this way.
- Return to the oven and roast for a further 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, they should be lovely and golden and have a crispy texture. If they are not quite ready put them back in for a further 10 minutes.
- When ready , remove from the pan and serve immediately.
- Sprinkle a little rock salt over them prior to serving. It really adds another amazing flavour.