Perfect roast potatoes

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  • Serves: 6

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  • Costs: Cheap as chips

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

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Make perfect roast potatoes every time with our method using King Edward potatoes, shaking to fluff up the edges and roasting them in hot, sizzling oil for light and fluffy results


  • 1.8kg King Edward potatoes, peeled and cut into large, even-sized pieces
  • 250ml olive oil
  • Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 200C, gas 6. Place potatoes in a large pan and just cover with water. Put on the lid and bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 mins. Drain and shake in a colander to fluff up the edges.
  2. Pour the oil into a large roasting tin and heat on the hob. Carefully arrange the potatoes in one layer in the tin - the oil should be so hot it sizzles when the potatoes go in. Turn them so they're evenly coated in oil and roast for 40 mins, turning halfway through cooking.
  3. Drain off the oil and season with salt. Cook for a further 5 mins.

Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Delicious potatoes! Its the perfect complement for any main course and easy to make.

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