Really easy roasties

The secret to really great roast potatoes, fluffy parboiled potatoes and hot oil – simple!

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:1 hrs 55 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 290
  • fat 12g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 41g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 8 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2kg potatoes, such as King Edward or Maris Piper
  • 1 garlic bulb, halved (optional)


  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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