Perfect golden and crispy 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!

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 1 hr cooking
  • Serves 8
  • Print


  • 2 kilogram Desiree potatoes, peeled, quartered
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 80 gram 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.


  • Serves 8-10.