How to roast potatoes

Learn how to make crispy roast potatoes the easy way with Good Food – an absolutely essential skill if you want to serve up Sunday lunch or Christmas dinner.

For perfect roast potatoes:

  • Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C and preheat your baking tray and fat (such as sunflower oil or duck/goose fat).
  • Peel and cut potatoes into halves or quarters, roughly the same size.
  • Place into a pan of cold water, bring to the boil and cook for 2 mins.
  • Drain into a colander, add a sprinkling of flour and salt and shake the colander to roughen the edges.
  • Tip onto the hot baking tray, coat the potatoes in the hot fat and roast for 1 hour or until golden and crispy. Turn the potatoes over once or twice during cooking.