Crunchy roast potatoes

Goose fat roast potatoes

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins


Serves 8

Soggy roasties? Follow Sara's method for crispy spuds every time

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal327
  • fat16g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre0g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.04g
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  • 20 even-size potatoes, such as King Edwards, peeled and halved if large



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 200g jar goose fat
  • salt, to serve


  1. Boil the potatoes for 10 mins, then drain. Rough up their surfaces with a fork or by shaking them in the pan with the lid on.

  2. Melt the goose fat in a large, thickbottomed roasting tin on top of the stove. Tip in the potatoes carefully and turn them until they are evenly coated in the fat. Place on the top shelf of the oven (move the turkey down a shelf if necessary) and roast for 1-1¼ hrs, turning every now and then, until crisp and golden. Sprinkle with salt to serve.

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John Timms's picture
John Timms
18th Sep, 2018
Temp (190C/fan 170C/gas 5) The aforesaid is based upon her recipes for cooking turkeys, which she makes reference to in this recipe.
Virginia King's picture
Virginia King
16th Aug, 2018
What should the temp of the oven be?
16th Dec, 2010
has anyone tried partially cooking these ahead of time then when there is room in the oven when the turkey is out finishing the spuds off????
16th Dec, 2010
being veggie goose fat not for me but i would use fry light sparingly sprayed over veg.
skakule's picture
29th Oct, 2010
To Hugbug: could it be because you´re actually roasting them with the turkey? See the roast turkey recipe, then!
17th Dec, 2009
semolina sprinkled on top before going in the oven for a truly wonderful roast potato (heaven)
11th Feb, 2009
Theres no oven temp ??
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