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My Best Roast Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Author April J Harris


  • 4 large potatoes washed, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons mild olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C or 170°C for a fan oven).
  • Put the potato pieces in a saucepan and cover them with cold water.
  • With the lid on, bring the potatoes to the boil.
  • As soon as the potatoes come to the boil, set the timer for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, put the oil in a roasting pan or on a baking sheet with sides and heat in the oven.
  • When the timer goes off, drain the potatoes well.
  • Put the lid back on the saucepan and shake the potatoes gently to rough up the edges.
  • Remove the roasting pan or baking sheet from the oven carefully (the oil will be very hot) and set it on a heat proof surface.
  • Using tongs, transfer the potatoes to the roasting pan or baking sheet, turning them carefully in the oil.
  • Cook the potatoes for 20 minutes before turning carefully using tongs.
  • Cook for 15 minutes more or until lightly brown and crispy.
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