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Roast Potatoes

Roast Potatoes

We all love potatoes, especially wonderful Roast Potatoes –  but these are very crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Is there a secret to it?  Well, I am not sure, as everyone says, they make the best ones, but to me it’s like Yorkshire puddings –  I think I make the best ones until I tried some from a chef I used to know long time ago, but I can now say I make the best  Roast Potatoes and the best Yorkshire pudding.

Who taught me how cook these two dishes? Well, it was an Australian chef called .Gordon well if you ever read this one day Gordon, I would like to thank you and shake your hand! I remember Delia Smith, a long time ago, she added flour to her roast potatoes and gave them a good shake. I sometimes add coarse semolina, trust me, I’ve tried making Roast Potatoes in many different ways, but I think this is the best way…..

Roast potatoes seem to be one thing that everyone (in the UK) judges the quality of a Sunday roast by – it seems to be the measure of how good the entire meal is!

My son loves his grandma’s Roast Potatoes, so you see what I mean –  we all have our own way of cooking good food, so perhaps there’s no such thing as ‘the best’ – just what people prefer.

Now let’s get roasting:

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Roast Potatoes
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Course Vegetable
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1hr 15 minutes
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Course Vegetable
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1hr 15 minutes
Servings
portions
Ingredients
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven gas mark 5 / 190c.
  2. In a deep saucepan on a hight heat, place in , the potato halves, and add enough water to cover them. Bring to the boil, cover and then simmer for 10 mins.
  3. Drain the potatoes and leave uncovered to cool down completely.
  4. Once the potatoes are cold, drizzle the oil over them, then cover with the lid and turn upside down then back, Do this twice then the sprinkle with cumin seeds.
  5. Heat up the roasting tray then pour in the potatoes. There's no need to add any extra oil to the tray as the potatoes should have enough oil on them. Roast on a middle shelf for about 30 mins then turn them over. Cook for further 30mins or so.
Recipe Notes

Don't add the cumin seeds if you are making a roast dinner. I use them when I serve the potatoes as a side dish.

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