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The best way I have found to cook crispy, crunchy roast potatoes is to blanch them in boiling water until the edges start to crumble away. Drain well, then cook in very hot dripping or goose or duck fat, and only turn them once. That really is it!
Calories 340 kcal
Phil Vickery
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 1.5 kg peeled potatoes, Desiree, King Edwards, or Maris Piper are all good roasters.
  • 200 g good beef dripping
  • duck or goose fat
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, freshly milled

Instructions
 

  • Pre heat the oven to 200 Degrees C, Gas 7.
  • Peel and cut the potatoes into large quarters.
  • Place a pan of cold water on the stove and bring to a boil. Add salt and reboil. Pop in the potatoes.
  • Bring back to the boil and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the outsides start to fall away, carefully drain.
  • Place the dripping in a baking tray, pop into the hot oven and heat for 10 minutes, or until just smoking.
  • When drained, remove the tray from the oven carefully add the potatoes to the hot fat, season well with plenty of salt and pepper and pop into the oven.
  • Cook for 35-40 minutes.
  • When the bottoms are very crisp and golden, turn over and return to the oven, cook for a further 35-40 minutes, until both sides are crisp and golden.
  • You need to end up with the inside soft and powdery with 2 very crunchy edges, perfect!
  • Serve piping hot.
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Nutrition Facts
Roast Potatoes
Amount per Serving
Calories
340
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
29
g
45
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Cholesterol
 
29
mg
10
%
Sodium
 
6
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
421
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
17
g
6
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course Christmas, Christmas Recipes, Christmas Vegetables, Gluten-Free Christmas Vegetables, Potato, Vegetables
Cuisine Autumn, British, Christmas, Spring, Winter
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