Jamie Oliver shares 'best roast potatoes' recipe – 'super easy' & perfect for Mother's Day


GET AHEAD (night before or morning of)

1. Peel the potatoes, ideally all around a similar size (8cm). Parboil them whole in a pan of boiling salted water for 15 minutes for really fluffy insides.

2. Drain in a colander and leave to steam dry for two minutes as this will help the fat to stick to the potatoes. Shake the colander gently to roughen the edges of the potatoes, giving you maximum surface area for a crispy exterior as they roast.

3. Place the goose fat or butter and one tablespoon of oil in your largest roasting tray. Tip in the potatoes, add a large pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Toss to coat, and spread out in an even layer but with small gaps between each potato.

4. Cover and pop in the fridge.

ON THE DAY (to cook)

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas four.

2. Squash the garlic bulbs, then lightly crush each unpeeled clove and add to the tray. This is Jamie’s secret to “sweet, caramelised garlic” and smells fabulous.

3. Roast for an hour – potatoes should be crisp and golden all over.

4. Remove the tray from the oven. Now for Jamie’s “game-changer” tip – gently half-squash each potato with a fish slice or masher so they sort of push into each other, filling the tray.

5. Pick the sage leaves and toss with a little oil for ultimate crisp later on. Sprinkle the sage over the potatoes and roast for another 20 to 25 minutes or until golden.

source: express.co.uk