Crispy hedgehog spuds with sage

Give your roasties a crispy finish and prepare ahead of time for the ultimate of ease

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:1 hrs 15 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 251
  • fat 9g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 41g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 4g
  • salt 0.07g


  • 2kg small potatoes, such as Charlotte, scrubbed
  • handful sage leaves
  • 6 tbsp duck fat or sunflower oil


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Make 3-4 deep slashes length- and widthways in each potato, to make a criss-cross pattern. Sprinkle over a little sea salt and insert a sage leaf into slits of each hedgehog. Put in a roasting tin, add the fat or oil and roast for 45 mins. You can do this up to a day ahead; keep in fridge until ready to cook. Increase oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Roast for 30 mins until crisp and golden.

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