The Perfect Crispy Roast Potatoes

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The Perfect Crispy Potatoes

A lazy Sunday in our house normally means a lazy morning with pancakes for breakfast. Then late morning we will start making a roast for lunch. We love eating roast dinners and our favourite is chicken. The best part of a roast dinner is always the honey roast parsnips and carrots and the crispy roast potatoes.

My husband and I always make the roast dinner together. It took us a little while to perfect our roasts and we had to ask my dad ‘the king of roast dinners’ a lot of questions. I remember my husband asking Dad how he made his roast potatoes so crispy.

My Dad explained that he would boil them for 10 minutes and when draining through a colander he roughs the outside of the potato. Next he put them into the tray that the meat had been cooking in and Dad would then add extra oil. Ever since following my Dad’s advice we have had very crispy roast potatoes. It makes the roast dinner so yummy with an added bit of crunch from the roasties.

Serves 4

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The Perfect Crispy Roast Potato


  • Potato peeler
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Large Saucepan
  • Baking tray


  • Potatoes
  • Olive oil


  • The oven will be preheated from cooking the meat.
  • So while the meat is cooking, peel and cut the potatoes into eight’s.
  • Boil in the large saucepan for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes drain the contents of the saucepan through the colander.
  • Now toss the colander to rough the sides of the potatoes.
  • Remove the baking tray with the meat in from the oven, leaving the oven on.
  • Carefully remove the meat from the baking tray and leave to rest on a board.
  • As well as the meat remove any other contents from the baking tray.
    • These contents, like the onion and garlic could be used in helping to flavour the gravy.
  • Now put the potatoes into the baking tray and drizzle over olive oil.
  • Toss the potatoes in the oil in the tray and put this back into the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Once cooked, serve with the roast and enjoy.
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The Perfect Crispy Roast Potato

My husband and I have now cooked lots of roast dinners together and this is the best way we have found to cook roast potatoes. By roughing the edges of the potatoes it makes the outside crispy and the inside of the potato is soft and fluffy from the par-boiling. Nothing beats a crispy roast potato with our dinner. However you decide to eat these potatoes, as always, enjoy.

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