Really easy roasties

Really easy roasties

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 1 hr, 55 mins


Serves 8
The secret to really great roast potatoes, fluffy parboiled potatoes and hot oil - simple!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal290
  • fat12g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs41g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 8 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

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

  • 2kg potato, such as King Edward or Maris Piper



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

  • 1 garlic bulb, halved (optional)



    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat the oil in a large roasting tin in the oven. Cut any larger potatoes in half. Cover the potatoes in cold salted water, bring up to the boil and cook for 2 mins. Drain and steam-dry in a colander for 5 mins, then shake to ruffle up the outsides.

  2. Remove the roasting tin – be really careful as the oil will be hot. Tip in the potatoes and garlic (if using), and use a spoon to turn them so they are all coated in the oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, and roast for 1 hr 45 mins, turning every 30 mins or so, until really crisp and golden.

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