How to make the perfect roast potatoes

Before we start

Time to prepare: 10 mins, Cook time: 50 mins Serves: 4

Ingredients: 6 Red Rooster potatoes, 4 pieces of thyme, 2 tbsp butter, olive oil and pinch of sea salt

Tools: Chopping board, knives, sauce pan, spoons, frying pan and baking tray


Step 1: Start by preheating the oven to 190C. Using Red Rooster potatoes, begin peeling your potatoes by chopping off both ends. 

Step 2: Cut the potatoes in half.

Step 3: Peel all potatoes, ensuring that all are roughly the same size.


Step 4: Put your potatoes into a sauce pan, bringing the water to the boil for about 20 minutes, checking with a knife along the way until cooked through.

Step 5: Drain the potatoes and leave to dry until the steam is gone.



Step 6: Add a spoonful of butter to the pan and a splash of oil, this ensures the butter doesn't burn.

Step 7: Once sizzling, add your potatoes and start spooning over the butter and oil mixture over the potatoes until slightly more golden.


Step 8: Place the fried potatoes with the butter and oil mixture, thyme and a sprinkle of salt onto an oven tray

Step 9: Bake the potatoes at 190C for 25 mins or until crunchy and golden.

Perfect for serving with turkey or a roast dinner.

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