How to Make Perfect Roasted Potatoes (English Style Roasted Potatoes). Forget mashed, roast those potatoes! Learn how to create a crispy outside with a steaming fluffy inside every time. Great with roast chicken, beef or pork and wonderful served with roasted garlic and sour cream. Soooo delicious.

Hoe Perfect Roasted Potatoes te maken (Engels Stijl Geroosterde Aardappelen)

How to make Perfect English Style Roasted Potatoes

The time has come for a potato revolution.

To be clear at the outset, I am not here to disparage the simple but somewhat utilitarian boiled potato. The boiled potato stands on its own merits and has served many a Jigg’s Dinner admirably over the centuries.

Even if familiarity has not bred contempt for this most common of boiled vegetables, one could never be blamed for proclaiming it…well, not to be unkind but…boring.

Hoe Perfect Roasted Potatoes te maken (Engels Stijl Geroosterde Aardappelen)

Crispy, creamy potatoes made even better with roasted garlic.

Having taken so much of our culinary heritage in this province from the United Kingdom, I have always thought it curiously surprising that we never adopted the iconic British roast potato into our own traditional fare.

If a juicy beef joint or succulent chicken is king of the time-honoured British “Sunday Roast”, then the roast potato is certainly a crown prince.

Roasted in oil, butter, or even in goose or other animal fat, no proper British Sunday dinner would be complete without them and once you’ve sampled a well prepared roast potato, I’ve no doubt you’ll discover why.

Hoe Perfect Roasted Potatoes te maken (Engels Stijl Geroosterde Aardappelen)

These Roasted Potatoes are so easy to prepare.

The straight-forward method of making these is also the secret to their success. The potatoes are parboiled before roasting, which loosens up the starches at the surface.

A “dry” potato like a plain, dependable, old russet variety is best for roast potatoes because their surface starches break down more easily. The fat then combines with those surface starches to create a crispy exterior which surrounds a piping hot, almost creamy, center.

With their crispy jackets and steaming fluffy inside, my family finds these spuds irresistible. My ten year old son, in particular, loves them; often having second and third helpings.

You may also want to try these Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes. So crispy & delicious!

Hoe Perfect Roasted Potatoes te maken (Engels Stijl Geroosterde Aardappelen)

We like to roast garlic along with the potatoes. We love to squeeze the sweet, sticky, roasted cloves onto our plates to be eaten along with the potatoes and a generous dollop of sour cream; truly one of the simplest and best things I have ever eaten.

Give this almost effortless recipe a try and you’ll see why I say so. Viva la revolution!

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Hoe Perfect Roasted Potatoes te maken (Engels Stijl Geroosterde Aardappelen)

Hoe Perfect Roasted Potatoes te maken (Engels Stijl Geroosterde Aardappelen)

How to Make Perfect Roasted Potatoes (English Style Roast Potatoes)

How to Make Perfect Roasted Potatoes (English Style Roast Potatoes) – forget mashed!…roast those potatoes! Learn how to create a crispy outside with a steaming fluffy inside every time. Great with roast chicken, beef or pork and wonderful served with roasted garlic and sour cream. Soooo delicious.

Course:

Side Dish

Servings: 6 servings

Calories: 248 kcal

Author: Barry C. Parsons

Ingredients

  • 6
    medium to large sized russet potatoes
    peeled
  • ¼
    cup
    olive oil
    butter or other oil will work as well; a butter/olive oil combination is very good too
  • ½
    tsp
    kosher salt
  • ½
    tsp
    cracked black pepper
  • 1
    whole garlic bulb broken into about 4 pieces
    optional

Instructions

  1. Parboil the potatoes in salted water for about 5 minutes. Some people prefer to boil them longer; up to 8 minutes or so. This will produce a thicker and crispier jacket to the potato if you prefer.

  2. Meanwhile in a 375 degree F oven, heat a baking pan of sufficient size to hold your potatoes without crowding them. A glass or metal pan is fine, as long as it is well heated beforehand. This will help to prevent the potatoes from sticking to the pan.

  3. After parboiling, drain the potatoes and let them stand for 5 minutes. Then toss the potatoes with the olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic cloves.

  4. Transfer the seasoned potatoes, garlic and oil to the hot baking pan. These should sizzle as they hit the pan; a good indication that they will not stick.

  5. Roast the potatoes for about 1¼ to 1½ hours or until they are nicely golden brown all over, turning them every 20 minutes or so.

  6. After the first 10 minutes, give the pan a shake to make sure the potatoes are not stuck to it.

  7. The roasted garlic will have to be removed before the potatoes are finished as it generally cooks faster. 45 minutes or less should be enough to fully cook the roasted garlic.

Nutrition Facts

How to Make Perfect Roasted Potatoes (English Style Roast Potatoes)

Amount Per Serving (1 medium to large sized potato)

Calories 248
Calories from Fat 81

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9g
14%

Saturated Fat 1g
5%

Sodium 204mg
9%

Potassium 888mg
25%

Total Carbohydrates 38g
13%

Dietary Fiber 2g
8%

Sugars 1g

Protein 4g
8%

Vitamin C
14.9%

Calcium
2.8%

Iron
10.5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Hoe Perfect Roasted Potatoes te maken (Engels Stijl Geroosterde Aardappelen)
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