All-Time Best Roast Potatoes

I love roast potatoes. Crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside. I’m full to the point of exploding from a lovely roast dinner, but those words just make me want to eat more. I’ve tried many recipes for roast potatoes, but this is the one that always turns out a winner:

6-8 medium sized potatoes
2 tablespoons Olive Oil


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Peel potatoes and cut into pieces. Place in a large saucepan and cover with cold water.
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes, until just tender when pierced with a fork or skewer.
  3. Drain potatoes well. Shake saucepan vigorously to rough up surface of potatoes (this will make them crunchy when roasted).
  4. Add oil and shake the saucepan again to ensure potatoes are well covered in oil.
  5. Roast potatoes for 50-60 minutes until golden and crisp.

If I’m feeling a bit decadent and fancy, I’ll add a clove of crushed garlic and/or some dried herbs to the olive oil before adding it to the potatoes.


  1. YUMMY!!! My grandmother used to make them like this. Brings back good memories!

    I think I’ll be making these tonight for dinner!

    (New follower!)

  2. These look delish! I do my taters in much the same way, giving them a good old shake around in the pot to roughen up the edges. YUM.

  3. I’m a new follower from Bettie Rocker blog hop. These look yummy! I just may have to make some for dinner tonight 🙂

  4. I was just thinking what I should make for dinner with these potatoes I just purchased yesterday, I guess we now know what we are having for dinner, Thanks! ^__^

    Happy SITS Day!


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