Recipe

How to make perfect roast potatoes

Baked with lemon, this is the perfect roast potatoes recipe to add to your dinner repertoire. By adding par-boiled floury potatoes to a hot, oiled baking tray with lemon, these potatoes become perfectly crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, with a delicious hint of citrusy brightness.

  • Serves 8
  • 50 mins cooking
lemon roasted potatoes

Ingredients

  • 1.8 kilogram potatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil
  • 1 medium (140g) lemon, cut into wedges
  • coarse salt

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced).
  • 2
    Place potato in a saucepan of cold water, bring to the boil. Boil for 5 minutes, then drain. Stand for a few minutes or until potato is dry.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, pour oil into a shallow roasting pan, place in the oven for 2 minutes or until oil is hot. Add potato and lemon to hot oil, shake until well coated, season with salt. Bake for 40 minutes or until potato is golden and tender.

Notes

You could add fresh parsley, rosemary, green olives or cherry tomatoes to the potato for extra flavour. For perfect roast potatoes ­ crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside ­ you need to choose a floury potato, such as coliban or king edward; all-rounder varieties, such as sebago and royal blue, are also fine to use.

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