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5 from 4 votes

How to make the perfect roast potatoes

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4
Calories: 353kcal
Author: Becca Heyes


  • 1 kg potatoes
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper


  • Peel the potatoes, and cut them into chunks (depending on your preferred size).
  • Place the potatoes in a large pan of water, and boil until very soft. Drain the potatoes, and return them to the pan. Holding the lid on tightly, shake the pan to fluff up the edges of the potatoes (if your potatoes are very soft then make sure you don't shake too hard!).
  • Transfer the potatoes to a baking tray, and toss in a generous amount of oil. Spread them out into a single layer if possible. Season generously with salt and black pepper.
  • Roast at 200°C (Gas Mark 6 / 400°F) for around 25 minutes, then turn each piece of potato over. Return to the oven for a further 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden brown and crispy.


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.3g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 20.7g | Saturated Fat: 2.7g | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 1018mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2.9g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.3mg