Recipe

Perfect roast potatoes

Crunchy on the outside and fluffy and soft on the inside.

  • 1 hr 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Perfect roast potatoes
  • 6 pontiac potatoes (1.2kg), peeled, halved
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil
  • 50 grams butter
  • 8 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • ¼ cup fresh rosemary sprigs

Method

Perfect roast potatoes
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220°C.
  • 2
    Boil, steam or microwave potatoes for 5 minutes; drain. Pat dry with paper towel; cool for 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Gently rake rounded side of potatoes with a fork. Place, cut-side down, in a single layer, on an oiled oven tray.
  • 4
    Place, cut-side down, in a single layer, on an oiled oven tray. Brush with oil; dot with butter, add garlic and rosemary.
  • 5
    Roast for 50 minutes, brushing occasionally with oil mixture, or until browned and crisp. Season with salt.

Notes

Dutch creams, coliban and sebago potatoes would also be suitable.

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