Perfect Roast Potatoes

Recipe by -Sylvie-
READY IN: 1hr 5mins


  • 4
    lbs floury potatoes, peeled
  • 4 -6
    tablespoons sunflower oil or 4 -6 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2
    tablespoons drippings or 2 tablespoons lard
  • salt, to taste


  • Cut your peeled potatoes into chunks, approximately the size of an egg.
  • Par-boil them in salted water for about 8 minutes.
  • Set aside and leave to cool completely.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C/Gas 6.
  • Pour the oil and dripping into a large roasting tin and place in the hot oven to heat.
  • Rough up the sides of the potatoes by scratching them with a fork and season with salt.
  • When the oil is hot, carefully place the potatoes in a single layer in the oil.
  • Baste or turn over immediately, so they are coated with oil on all sides.
  • Roast for 45 minutes, turning at least once.
  • After that time, it's up to you to decide whether they are crispy enough or whether to give them another 15 minutes.
  • Drain of fat and place on paper towels to absorb more access fat.
  • Season again with salt before serving.