Golden roast potatoes

Golden roast potatoes

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr

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Serves 8

Don't spend Christmas morning peeling potatoes, make our freeze ahead roasties

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  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
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  • 2½ kg Desirée or King Edward potatoes
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 5 tbsp goose fat or sunflower oil

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  1. Peel the potatoes, then cut into halves, or quarters if large. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add a little salt, then tip the potatoes into the pan. Bring back to the boil and cook for 7 mins. Drain really well, then return to the pan and sprinkle over the flour. Place a lid on top of the pan, then pick up the pan using oven gloves or a tea towel and give it a few really hard shakes so the potatoes get bashed around (this will make them nice and crisp).
  2. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Spoon the goose fat or sunflower oil onto a large, lipped baking tray and leave to heat on the top shelf of the oven for 5 mins. Carefully pull out the tray, make sure its surface is evenly coated with the fat, then tip on the potatoes. Roast for 20 mins, then turn up the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7 and roast for another 30 mins, turning the potatoes once, until golden and crisp. Sprinkle with a little salt and serve straight away.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2007

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bremen's picture

It means rather than cook for 20 mins (when not frozen) before turning the oven temp up cook them for an additional 10 (so 30 mins in total) before turning the oven temp up. They need the extra 10 mins when they are frozen. By the way the tip on the mustard powder is a good one but don't over do it. Hope that helps.

nicolaaberdeen84's picture

Has anyone ever tried these from frozen.....when it says 'Cook for 30 mins at 190C/fan 170C/gas 5 before turning the oven up' does this mean cook in the oil or fat for 30mins, then turn the oven up and cook for another 30 minutes? nervous and confused....this year is the first xmas dinner i've ever made! :o/

angelamur's picture
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Have made many times and they always come out perfect.

srehan's picture
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Fantastic - turned out beautifully - have made them three times since!

papa_g's picture

I did these Christmas day in goose fat, my guests said best roast potatoes they have ever had. Thank you

fairygirl's picture

25kg of potatoes? Must have lots of guests round for Christmas dinner!!

highbury's picture

if you add some mustard powder to the flour it just gives it a little bit extra zing then 10minutes befor they are ready poke the potatoes with a fork and squeez over some lemon juice

hegedus's picture
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Just great!!!

valharris's picture

Recipe appears to say 25 Kgs Potatoes ! ! ! Not 2.5kgs




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