Roast potatoes can be a hard nut to crack! Fortunately, this fantastic method and recipe shows you how to make the perfect roast potato every time. It’s simple yet incredibly effective, it just takes the right amount of oil, fat and cooking time; discover the ultimate method below:
Add the potatoes to cold water and bring to the boil. Don't leave the potatoes in the water for more than 10 minutes in total.
Drain them and coat in the oil or fat of your choice. Use 15ml (1 tblspn) /25g (1oz) fat for each 450g (1lb) of potatoes.
Roast in an oven preheated to 200°C/425°F/Gas mark 6 for approximately 45 minutes, turning twice.
Jo Pratt made a video for us. She cooks perfect roast potatoes.
175g fluffy potatoes (such as Maris Piper) per person
Parboil and then grill for a lighter but still damn tasty Friday night sharing dish to chill out in front of the TV with, or serve at a party. Dos cervezas por favor!
Potato pancake recipe with smashed avocado & smoked salmon
Use your leftover mash to create something different with these potato pancakes. The classic combination of salmon and avocado is fantastically easy but a guaranteed success. Top with a runny poached egg and drizzle with lemon and olive oil for that extra special touch.
Low sat fat
Using lean rump steak and aromatic herbs and spices, this Southeast Asian delight is packed full of protein and can be made in no time at all.
"I’m so excited to share this recipe with you, it’s such a winner! It’s so quick to throw together and so satisfying. I love using potatoes instead of noodles, it’s a really fun twist on the dish and a nice new way to use a simple ingredient. The flavours in this are so great too – the mix of sesame, ginger, chilli and coriander with spring onions, peppers, kale and mushrooms is just so delicious. Can’t wait to hear what you all think!"
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