Low-fat roasties

Low-fat roasties

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(10 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 2
Enjoy these guilt-free roast potatoes - they contain around 6g fat compared to the usual 14g!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal201
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre3g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 800g roasting potatoes, quartered



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

  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 200ml vegetable stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the potatoes and garlic in a roasting tin. Pour over the stock, then brush the tops of the potatoes with half the olive oil. Season, then cook for 50 mins. Brush with the remaining oil and cook 10-15 mins more until the stock is absorbed and the potatoes have browned and cooked through.

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13th Nov, 2016
Do I need to parboil and should the stock be hot please
28th Jan, 2013
These worked really well, didn't end up soggy and tasted so gorgeous. I did end up turning the potatoes and pouring away the leftover stock that hadn't evapourated/soaked up after 50 minutes, but this just let them crisp up nicely for the last 15 mins or so. Definitely so simple and tasty and it was commented that they shouldn't have tasted so good with so few calories!
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23rd Oct, 2012
I actually par-boil the spuds in the water flavoured with the stock cube,(if you try cooking them in the oven with the water and stock cube I've found the water just evaporates!!) You can then just spray them with a low cal spray or put them in a plastic bag with a little oil in then transfer to a hot baking tray.
20th Oct, 2012
Thanks for this recipe, I am yet to find a low fat alternative for roast pots. I am trying to follow a lower fat diet these days - lost three stone so far. At the moment I have boiled spuds, while the rest of my lot still have their roasties. I will try these for our Sunday roast -fingers crossed
12th Oct, 2012
you all mention a 'recipe', I can't see any recipe only a method ??
23rd Sep, 2012
Wish I'd par-boiled these first as other suggested, went soggy at the bottom and stuck to the roasting tin. There were a few roasties which were right on the top that turned out ok but nothing special. Won't be making again.
25th Mar, 2012
Tried this recipe today was beautiful was so nice been able to eat something whats normally so high in calories without feelingnaughty haha
25th Feb, 2012
Why stock! Well it's all about FLAVOUR.
14th Jan, 2012
These potatoes are delicious - so easy and so tasty and the fact that they're low in fat is even better.
29th Jun, 2011
I am also curious at the stock, I think parboiling then brushing with Olive oil should do it, I am a diabetic and have to follow a strict diet...


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