Friday, 19 April 2019

My Perfect Roast Potatoes Recipe*

So, I say this is 'my' perfect roast potatoes recipe but I originally got this recipe from Jamie Oliver a few years ago. It was around Christmas so I was planning everything we needed for the main event and I really wanted the roast potatoes to be amazing, the star of the show, anyone else think they're the best part of a roast dinner? In Jamie Oliver's version he has a few different options for these but this is the one I stick to with just garlic, olive oil and seasoning - I could make them in my sleep! So whilst this may not be a main meal, I really wanted to share how I make these little bits of heaven. They go great with so many dishes and I genuinely plan meals around what we can have with these rather than the other way around!
Closeup of roast potatoes, one on fork
Ingredients: for 2 people
Maris Piper Potatoes, around 500g
3 gloves of garlic
Olive oil
Salt & Pepper
Mixed Herbs (optional) 

Method:
1. Peel your potatoes and chop in either halves or quarters depending on the size of them. Wash the potatoes in cold water to get rid of any starch and then add to a large saucepan. Add cold water and boil for around 10 minutes. 
2. While your potatoes are boiling, pre-heat your oven to 190 degrees and add a good glug of olive oil to a large roasting dish. Pop in the oven for around 5 minutes so the oil can heat up
3. Drain your potatoes after 10 minutes, shake up a little to rough up the edges and then add to the hot oil. It's really important to get the oil hot as this will make the potatoes sizzle and instantly catch the sides. Also sprinkle with salt and pepper
4. Roast for 30 minutes
5. Remove dish from oven, give it a good shake, add in 3 gloves of garlic and then gently squash the potatoes with a potato masher. I then add some extra salt and pepper, a drizzle of oil over the top and sometimes I'll add mixed herbs at this point too.
6. Roast again in the oven for a further 45 minutes.
7. Serve up with whatever you like! Of course they go perfectly as part of a Sunday roast. Roast chicken, stuffing balls, veg, yorkshire puddings, ahh it's just heaven. We have them with all sorts of things though, they go great with gammon, fish, even things like chicken casserole. I could just eat them by themselves though, so moreish and delicious.
Dish full of roast potatoes
Tips:
- It has to be Maris Piper Potatoes! I've tried so many varieties and nothing works as good as Maris Pipers. They are so soft and fluffy but crisp up beautifully on the outside. 
- Always add in the garlic after 30 minutes, somehow it releases the most delicious flavour in the second bit of cooking but this way it's not overpowering. 
- Don't skip the mashing step! Just a small push down on each potato allows for all of the garlic juices to seep in and add so much flavour.
- For extra flavour, you can add salt from Salt Pans to the top. I was sent the Sea Salt Flower Flakes with Oregano and Pink Peppercorns £6.95* which is ideal for all sorts of things - homemade bread, roast meats, fish, salads, even things like risotto. Just sprinkle a little over the top for an extra salty hit. For more info and to see the other products available, click here.
Jar of sea salt from Salt Pans in the centre, flowers to the left side of it, stack of books in the background to the right
What's your favourite side dish?

*Product provided from Salt Pans


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17 comments

jennyinneverland said...

You can't beat a roast potato! Funny story, about 6 years ago when I had the flu REALLY bad, like I was bedbound for 2 weeks type bad, I couldn't eat. Everything made me feel sick or be sick and I just couldn't eat. But one day I woke up and the ONLY thing I fancied was roast potatoes. So my Mum made me some like, in the middle of the day and they were great!

Jenny
http://www.jennyinneverland.com

Alice In Sheffield said...

I absolutely love roast potatoes they're my favourite part of any roast

Heather Nixon said...

I'm hungry now - I loved roast potatoes x

Debbie said...

This sounds delicious and im definitely trying this out

Bexa said...

Oh my, these look SO GOOD! I love roast potatoes, it's gotta be one of my favourite parts of the roast dinner. These look so delicious and cooked to perfection. Thank you for sharing the recipe Tiffany, I reeeally fancy some roast potatoes now, he he. Happy Easter, hope you are having a fantastic weekend! <3 xx

Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

Megan | Bookstacks and Golden Moms said...

These sound delicious! I love roasted potatoes but mine never quite crisp up the way I like. I'll be trying your recipe this weekend, for sure :)

AlishaValerie said...

These look like the perfect roasted potatoes lovely! πŸŒΈπŸ’œ

With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

Tiffany Timms said...

Omg Jenny haha, roast potatoes are perfect for anything, I could eat them all the time! xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Me too Alice! I love them xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Me too Heather, could eat them right now! x

Tiffany Timms said...

Thanks Debbie! Hope you like them xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Thank you Bexa! Hope you had a lovely Easter weekend :) xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Thanks Megan! It's taken a long time for me to get them like this, hope you like them! x

Tiffany Timms said...

Thank you Alisha! x

Joy said...

Try roasties with mustard and garlic. Amazing!

Sophie said...

I LOVE roast potatoes. By far the most superior variety. Yours look absolutely delicious x

Sophie
www.glowsteady.co.uk

nessaclayden said...

These look so 😍!!!
I've wanted to make roast potatoes like these! Gonna have to save this recipe!!!

Vanessa | therealnessonline.com
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