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How to make the perfect roast potatoes

This recipe makes the perfect roast potatoes! These roast potatoes, with fluffy middles and super crispy edges, are definitely the best ever.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
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 just 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, make sure you don't shake too hard or they'll break up into mash! If they're firmer, you can shake pretty 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 - use two trays if needed. 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 | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 1018mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2.9g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.3mg