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Simple Home Made Roast Potatoes Recipe

I like lots of recipes to be quite simple and for my roast potatoes, I usually use this basic method to make mine and sometimes just throw some extra spices or citrussy flavours into it.  Everyone has their own roast potatoes recipes so this is just a guide to making the basic potatoes without any fanfare or fancy cooking.

Anyone can make roast potatoes without a deep fat fryer and I prefer mine done in the oven to how my mum used to make them.  I made roasties for new years day and to be honest, if I’d known when I was younger, how easy they were to make, I’d probably never have bought pre-made ones back then.

Simple Home Made Roast Potatoes Recipe

Lesley S Smith
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Servings 8


  • 5 kg Potatoes For Roasting Peeled and Chopped into Quarters
  • 100 g Goose Fat
  • Salt


  • Par boil potatoes for 5 - 10 minutes with a little salt in boiling water.
  • Line a tray with foil and put the goosefat into the oven to melt.
  • When the potatoes are ready, pop them into the tray of melted goosefat and pop them in the oven at around 200 - 220C for 10 minutes. Don't turn them over at this point or they may smush up.
  • Take them out of the oven, turn the potatoes over to coat the goosefat over all the potatoes and put them back in the oven for a further 30 minutes.
  • Take them out again, give them a shake and then return them to the oven for another 10 minutes. If you like them as crispy as we do, then just keep them in for a little longer.