Proper British Roast Potatoes

Recipe by Jon Perkins
READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 - 1 12
    lb king edward potato
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 100
    g lard (or vegetable oil)
  • 2
    liters water
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 220°C (430°F).
  • Place lard or oil in roasting tin and put in middle rack of oven.
  • Boil Kettle.
  • Peel potatoes.
  • Chop into quarters (approx 4 cm cubes).
  • Par Boil potatoes for 10 minutes with salt.
  • Drain potatoes in a colander.
  • Shake potatoes until edges are furry (approx 15 seconds).
  • Remove roasting tin from oven.
  • Carefully place potatoes into hot fat of roasting tin; WARNING, This step is requires caution as fat is at 220°C.
  • Place roasting tin, with potatoes back in the oven and cook for 35-45 minutes depending on the size of your potato pieces.
  • After 20 minutes turn the potatoes so browning occurs on a different side.
  • Potatoes should be crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle.
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