Moroccan Spiced Roast Potatoes

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Shuzbud

These potatoes are my favourite kind- crispy, flavourful and delicious! The spice paste here is my Moroccan spice paste with added olive oil but I've copied it out here in full to make the recipe easier to use. Cooking time includes time for the spices to blend. Thanks to a review, here is a suggestion if using a convection oven- cook for 40 minutes total, the first 15 mins at 350F and thereafter turn it up to 400F.

Top Review by Gaia22

These spuds tasted good and were a good accompaniment to my lamb chop dinner. I had to raise the oven temp to 350-degree F {plus my oven runs +25-degrees hot} and roast for a solid hour to get them to crisp. Also, they were not as full-flavored as I was expecting. I think next time I'd like to cut the potatoes into smaller pieces and use only 1 to 1/2 lbs for this spice mixture in a hotter oven. Great flavor! Thanks! [Made & Reviewed for Everyday is a Holiday Tag]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mince/crush the garlic and set aside in a bowl.
  2. Add the other spice paste ingredients and mix.
  3. Cover and leave for at least an hour before using, for the flavours to blend.
  4. After 30 minutes, preheat the oven to 300°F or 150°C (this is the temperature I use although my oven is fan-assisted so if yours is not, you may wish to use a slightly higher temperature).
  5. Peel and quarter the potatoes (cut larger potatoes into smaller chunks).
  6. Simmer them in a pan of boiling water for 5-6 minutes.
  7. Drain the potatoes and gently shake them in the pan to roughen the edges (this produces crispy roasties!).
  8. Put the potatoes in a roasting tray. Add the spice paste and toss to coat the potatoes completely.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes, or until done, turning halfway through cooking.
  10. Serve hot and enjoy!

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