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  • Serves 8
  • 20 mins prep
  • 60 mins cook

Perfect golden and crispy roast potatoes

Roast potatoes

There's nothing quite like a side of perfectly roasted spuds! This recipe produces deliciously golden, crispy potatoes that pair wonderfully with a range of different dishes. Dig in!


  • 2 kg Desiree potatoes, peeled, quartered
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 80 g butter, chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat oven to 220°C.
  2. Place potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes. Drain potatoes in a colander and leave to steam-dry for several minutes. Toss potatoes around in the colander to rough up the outsides.
  3. Place oil and butter in a large roasting dish, then sprinkle with a generous amount of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Place roasting dish in oven for 5 minutes to heat oil and butter, then add potatoes. Roast for 45 minutes, turning potatoes halfway, until golden and crispy.
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