Perfect Roast Potatoes


  • Maris piper potatoes
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic cloves (1 clover per potato), flattened with a spoon to crack open each clove
  • Fresh rosemary


  • Preheat the oven to 190C/170C fan
  • Peel the potatoes and put them in a large saucepan
  • Cover with cold water and sprinkle in some salt, then bring to the boil and cook for about 10-15mins until they are soft and a bit fluffy looking
  • Drain and leave them to dry for 2-3mins, then shake them to loosen the fluffy bits
  • Put the potatoes in a baking tray and cover with olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Cook for 20mins, until lightly golden. Meanwhile…
  • In a separate bowl mix up a generous pouring of olive oil, the chopped up rosemary and the garlic cloves
  • After the 20mins, add the mixture to the potatoes and mix them around
  • Pop them back in the oven for 20-30mins or until you’re happy with how they look. Keep cooking them if you want them crispier or more well done, whatever suits you.