Make the best Crispy Roast Potatoes with the following tips and tricks. Recipe with step-by-step photos.
WHICH POTATOES TO USE
I recommend using floury potatoes when making roast potatoes as they tend to have a nice, fluffy interior which contrasts nicely with the crunchy coating. So look for varieties such as Maris Piper or King Edward, or varieties which are recommended for making baked potatoes or jacket potatoes.
WHAT TYPE OF FAT OR OIL TO USE
For roast potatoes, choose a fat or oil with a high smoking point, such as:
* duck fat
* goose fat
* vegetable shortening
* vegetable oil
MAKE AHEAD TIPS
To prepare roast potatoes ahead of time, par-boil the potatoes and give them a shake in the pan. Let the potatoes cool completely before storing in the fridge for up to a 2-3 days. When you are ready to roast the potatoes, preheat the roasting pan with the fat in the oven, and proceed with the rest of the recipe.
All recipes on this website state temperatures for a regular oven (i.e. a conventional oven without fan). If you have a convection oven with a fan, please consult the manufacturer’s handbook on how to adjust the temperature and baking time accordingly.
To convert from cups to grams, and vice-versa, please see this handy Conversion Chart for Basic Ingredients.