THE PERFECT ROAST POTATOES

 

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Ingredients

  • 2.5kg (approx 5.5 lbs) potatoes
  • 2 tbsp semolina
  • 2 x 320g (approx 11 oz) jars of goose fat [you can substitute lard or dripping or oil, but goose fat is the best choice for the perfect roasties!]

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to its hottest temperature. Peel and cut the potatoes, pop them in a saucepan of cold salted water and boil for 4 minutes.
  • Drain them, then put them back into the now empty saucepan.
  • Sprinkle in the semolina, put the lid on the saucepan and shake it around until the potatoes are covered in semolina and starting to disintegrate a little at the edges (this crisps them up).
  • Put the goose fat (or its substitute) in a roasting tin and heat in the oven until its very hot.
  • Put the potatoes in the tin, and roast them for 45 minutes to 1 hour, turning halfway through cooking.

Notes

These make the best roast potatoes in the whole world - crunchy and crisp on the outside, fluffy and moist on the inside. I never make them any other way.

This serves 8 - 10, so can be scaled down as necessary

Categories: Potato  Side Dish 
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