Best Crispy Roast Potatoes

Best Crispy Roast Potatoes


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About this recipe: These are lovely and crispy, perfect for all roast dinners. The turmeric gives a nice colour, but it isn't that important for the taste. If you've already made your roast, substitute the beef drippings for the vegetable oil to add more flavour.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 kg potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • sprinkling of salt & black pepper

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Heat oven to 200 degrees C.
  2. Peel & cut potatoes into even sized chunks. Place in a pot of boiling water and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes and return to the pot. sprinkle with the flour,turmeric, oregano, salt & pepper. Put a lid on the pot and shake vigorously so that potatoes are covered in the flour mixture and are "roughed up."
  4. Place the oil in a preheated baking tray in the oven until almost smoking.
  5. Put the potatoes in the tray and and coat in the oil. Cook for about 40 minutes.

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