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Spud Sunday: Roasties Revisited

Basic Roasties

  • Preheat your oven to 200C and preheat your roasting tin and chosen oil or fat also.
  • Peel the potatoes (keeping the peels) and halve them (or quarter them if large) and rinse well.
  • Bring well-salted water to the boil (use about 1.25 tsp fine salt / litre), add the potatoes and their peels (ideally tied up in a small piece of muslin), bring back to the boil and boil gently for about 5-6 minutes.
  • Drain, discarding the peels, and return the pot to a low heat for about a minute. Shake the pot to and fro to roughen the edges of the potatoes.
  • Pour the heated oil or fat over the potatoes and into the oven they go. Turn once during cooking and, after about 45 minutes, your roasties are done.