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Easy Roast Potatoes – The Best!

Easy Roasties!

Oh My – now I make a good roast potatoes but there is one QUEEN of the Roasties and I have to hand that title to my beautiful Sis-in-Law Kathy!! They are uh-mazing….. PERFECT Easy Roast Potatoes!

Her roasties are quite simply the best, sooooo good! Crispy and crunchy on the outside, soft and delicious inside. They are NEVER greasy. Oh my, heaven!

I am a carb queen, always have been always will be! Potatoes are my weakness. Potatoes in any form – I’m there. I can eat 8 of these beauties but try and stop at 4! But it’s really difficult……

No Sunday roast is complete without a liberal helping of roast potatoes however  achieving the perfect spuds can prove quite the challenge for many. So let’s solve that yes?

So I finally persuaded Kathy to share with us her amazing recipe. So have a go and let me know what you think?  Kathy and I would love to hear your comments and see your pics?

Oh and if you love potatoes in any form then maybe have a look at my delicious easy Potato Salad, it’s perfect when the weather’ hot and you’re BBQ’ing

Go on!

Thanks & Enjoy

Clare & Kathy



  • Maris Piper potatoes ( you can also use Desiree or King Edwards)
  • Sunflower oil ( I use Flora oil)
  • Salt


Preparation Method


Preheat the oven to 180C fan / 200C /400F / Gas 6

  1. Peel & cut the potatoes into quarters (around 6/7cm x 5/6 cm – no smaller), I usually allow 3-4 per person
  2. Put into a pan of cold water & bring to the boil, parboil for a couple of minutes, insert a sharp knife into the potato (if the tip just goes in slightly then they are ready)
  3. Turn the heat off & leave them in the water for 4-5 minutes, check them then as you need the outside of the potato to start to break down but not mushy, drain, then give them a rattle in the pan to get some good fluffy bits on the outside of the potato, sprinkle with salt.
  4. Leave the lid off the pan & allow to cool.
  5. About an hour before you eat pour the oil into a shallow roasting tray, put in a good slug,  I usually make sure that the base of the tin is well covered.
  6. Put the tray in the oven to heat up for a few minutes, take out of the oven & add the potatoes, you want them to sizzle, turn them over in the oil until coated then put back in for around an hour ( turn them after 30mins) until they are golden & crispy.Enjoy!