Good old-fashioned roasties

  • Good old-fashioned roasties
Skill level
Keen cook
Preparation Time
20 mins
Cooking Time
45 - 50 mins
Serves 4
Side dish

In our opinion, the most crucial part of a Sunday roast - good old-fashioned roasties.

Our recipe is tried and tested and we're pretty sure that, if followed correctly, you'll have friends and family begging for thirds.


  • 1 kg potatoes (King Edward or Maris Piper are ideal for roasties)
  • 50g goose fat or 2 tbs rapeseed oil
  • 1 - 2 sprigs fresh rosemary or a sprinkle of dried herbs
  • Sea salt and black pepper


  1. 1Preheat the oven to 190°C / Fan 170°C / Gas 5.
  2. 2Peel the potatoes and cut into quarters. Put into a pan and cover with cold water then add a good pinch of sea salt. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  3. 3Heat a roasting tin and add the fat/oil, so that it gets good and hot.
  4. 4Drain the potatoes using a colander and return to the pan for a couple of minutes to dry them out. Give them a good shake in the pan to rough up the outsides.
  5. 5Tip carefully in to the hot fat in the roasting tin, add the rosemary/herbs, season and gently mix so that the potatoes are coated with the fat.
  6. 6Return to the oven and roast for 35-40 minutes. Turn occasionally throughout cooking until golden and crispy.