Golden crunch potatoes

Golden crunch potatoes

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins


Serves 8
We've used some top tricks to come up with the perfect roast potatoes with crisp coatings and fluffy middles

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal463
  • fat24g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre5g
  • protein6g
  • salt1g


  • 2½ kg Maris Piper potatoes



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

  • 1 tsp turmeric



    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp polenta



    An Italian storecupboard staple, polenta has its roots in the peasant cuisine of northern Italy…

  • large pinch of paprika (not hot or smoked)



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 8 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 8 tbsp duck or goose fat
  • sea salt flakes, for sprinkling


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Peel the potatoes and cut into large chunks or, if they are small enough, keep them whole. Place in a pan of salted water, add most of the turmeric, stir and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat and simmer the potatoes for 6 mins until the sides are fluffy. Drain well and leave to cool slightly. Mix the flour, polenta, paprika and remaining turmeric together in a large bowl, then toss through the potatoes until evenly coated in the flour mix.

  2. Put the oil and fat in a large roasting tin – you want a layer of fat about 5mm deep, and put in the oven for 10 mins until shimmering hot. Carefully tip the potatoes into the hot fat and use a fish slice to turn them until evenly coated. Place in the oven and leave for 40 mins. Remove, turn the potatoes and return to the oven for another 20 mins until golden. Serve sprinkled with the salt.

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11th Jan, 2014
makes great roasties and very easy to make too, tried lots of different ways with roast potatoes but find this one the best
26th Dec, 2013
The best recipe I have used for roast potatoes, have now used a few times and perfect each time.
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22nd Dec, 2013
Didn't use animal fat because of food sensitivities and didn't use polenta or plain paprika as I had none to hand. Just used extra oil and flour and smoked paprika to make up. They were so good the whole tray was gone by the end of dinner, while there was spare of everything else! Warning: pouring the potato-water with turmeric in will stain a plastic sieve/colander to high heaven, use a metal version if you have one.
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