Classic Roast Potatoes

Recipe by MarieRynr
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Peel the potatoes and halve lengthways.
  • Place in a saucepan and cover with cold, salted water.
  • Bring to the boil and then simmer for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Drain in a colander and leave to stand for 2 to 3 minutes before shaking the colander gently.
  • This will begin to break down the edge of the potatoes.
  • These slightly rough edges will become crisp and crunchy during the roasting.
  • Heat a frying pan with 1/4 inch of oil or melted lard.
  • Once it's hot, the potatoes can be lightly rolled in the seasoned flour, shaking off any excess.
  • Fry the potatoes in the oil, turning occasionally until completely golden brown.
  • Now transfer the potatoes to a roasting pan.
  • Pour some of the cooking oil into the pan (approx. 1/8 inch deep), sprinkle the potatoes with salt and roast in the oven for 30 minutes before turning in the pan.
  • Roast for another 30 minutes.
  • Remove the crispy roast potatoes from the pan and serve.
  • A knob of butter can be melted over the potatoes to enrich the crispy roast taste.
  • For an ultra-crispy finish, increase the cooking time to 1 1/2 hours, turning the potatoes in the pan halfway through.