Easy Roast Potatoes

    1 hour 10 minutes

    This recipe involves par-boiling the the potatoes first before roasting, so they all cook evenly and are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside.

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    Makes: 16 potatoes

    • 4 large potatoes, peeled and quartered
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed
    • 1 pinch sea salt

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. Warm a roasting tin or oven-proof casserole dish while you are preparing the potatoes.
    2. Place peeled potatoes in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes then drain really well in a colander, shaking them for a few seconds to fluff them up at the edges.
    3. Carefully arrange the potatoes in the roasting tin and baste them with hot oil. Sprinkle over some sea salt and roast for an hour, turning them every 20 minutes or so, until they've crisped up and are golden all over.


    Make sure the potatoes are really dry after par-boiling them for 10 minutes. This will prevent them from sticking to the tin as they roast.

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    Delicious...I like to think my roasties now rival my dad's in terms of deliciousness!  -  10 Aug 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Amazing roasties, tasted perfect! Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside.. perfect for Sunday dinner!  -  26 Mar 2018  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Until yesterday, I had never heard of "Roasties". (A fault of being hidden deep in the USA.) I did learn they are a UK recipe so I jumped across the pond to get a recipe. I am very happy that this is the one I chose for the first try. The roasties turned out crispy and golden outside, yet fluffy and moist inside. I will not pursue any other recipe for roasties. Thank you, Ita!  -  18 Mar 2017  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)