Perfect Traditionally English Roast Potatoes

Recipe by Kellogs
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 2 people


  • 4 -6
    large potatoes
  • 1
    tablespoon salt
  • 1
    tablespoon pepper
  • 14
    cup vegetable oil (or enough to cover bottom of roasting pan)


  • Peel and quarter potatoes.
  • Place in a saucepan with water and a pinch of the salt.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer them for 5-6 mins to slightly soften.
  • Meanwhile preheat your oven to 400°F.
  • When the potatoes have simmered drain them thoroughly in a colander shaking to roughen edges.
  • Let sit for a few mins to dry.
  • Pour just enough vegetable oil into a roasting pan (large enough to allow space around the potatoes) to cover bottom and heat in oven for a few minutes.
  • Gently place potatoes into the hot oil and coat them with it evenly.
  • Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the potatoes.
  • Every so often baste the potatoes in the oil to prevent drying (try not to move potatoes).
  • Turn potatoes once or twice (no more) halfway through (after 20 mins or so) to ensure even cooking.
  • Cook for 30-60 mins until gold and crispy (observe closely once near end).