Friday, October 7, 2016

How To Make The PERFECT Brtish Roast Potato

One thing I've learned living here in England is that on Sundays, you have proper English Sunday dinners!  It usually consists of either roast beef, chicken, pork or gammon (ham) with roast potatoes, roasted veggies, Yorkshire pudding and most importantly a huge heaping ladle full of gravy! 

You can't go out on a Sunday for a leisurely walk around town without smelling Sunday dinners being cooked in every household.  Mmmmmmmmmmm, it leaves you feeling hungry every time! 

While I have yet to perfect a home made Yorkshire pudding (I cheat and buy frozen ones), I am confident that I have perfected the art of making really great roast potatoes! 

Here's how!

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F or 200 degrees C.  Get yourself a Pyrex rectangular glass dish and pour in just enough oil to cover the bottom of the dish.  I used Sunflower oil.  Then put the dish into the oven to heat up.

Step 2: Get yourself (depending on how many people you are feeding - family of four) 4 potatoes (washed) and ready to peel.  Chop into good size chunks.  You don't want them cut too small.

Step 3: This is key - you are going to want to par-broil the potatoes to get them a little tender before roasting them.  This is and reheating your oil will give them the crunchy texture on the outside, but the tenderness you want in the inside.  I would say par-broil them for at least 5 to 7 minutes.

Step 4:  After heating your glass dish with oil for around 15 to 20 minutes, take it out of the oven.  Once you have par-broiled your potatoes for 5 to 7 minutes, drain and add to dish.  Because the oil is so hot, step back, you are definitely going to get a little crackle and pop! :)  Stir the potatoes around in the oil, coating each one.  Then pop into the oven for 45 to 55 minutes.  I would say keep an eye on them around the 45 minute mark and take them out when they are brown and crispy on top!

And that's it!!!!!!!  Just sprinkle with a little salt and pepper when they come out of the oven!  Super easy and so perfect with any dish, especially with the holidays right around the corner!!!  

The perfect Sunday British dinner! 
Roast chicken with stuffing, roast potatoes, roasted veggies (carrots / broccoli) and Yorkshire puddings with lots and lots of gravy!!! 
Can't beat it!  I promise you won't be disappointed in trying these roast potatoes.  The key again is to make sure your oil is hot and your potatoes are par-broiled!
Enjoy!!!!  xxx

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