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how to make roast potatoes

How to make roast potatoes

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
I love roast potatoes and I have been experimenting with different styles of roast potatoes to see what the best roast potato is for the perfect Sunday roast. You can actually use the Varoma to shake up your potatoes and create the perfect rough outer edges so that they become perfectly crunchy while baking. You can also use the Varoma to steam your potatoes to perfection and not risk over-boiling them even before they can go into the oven. I just found it makes such awesome roast potatoes that are just ideal for soaking up every last bit of gravy. 

My top tip for the perfect roast potatoes is to let the potatoes steam dry for a few minutes before adding them to the oily roasting dish. I also make sure to use really good quality extra virgin olive oil to give it the best flavour possible. It is vital that you preheat the oil before adding the potatoes so that they help creating a crispy skin. During Christmas time you could replace oil with goose fat.


  • 1000 g Maris piper potatoes or roasting potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 2 twigs rosemary
  • 750 g water
  • 100 g olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. To boil the potatoes, place the potatoes in the Varoma and decorate with the rosemary. Fill the water in the mixing bowl. Put the Varoma in place and cook 20 Min. / Varoma / Speed 2.
    how to make roast potatoes
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 220C / 200C Fan / Gas Mark 8. Pour the oil in a roasting dish and heat in the oven.
  3. When the potatoes are boiled, remove from the mixing bowl and leave for a few minutes to allow the steam to escape slightly. Then shake the Varoma a little so that the potatoes become a little more rough. Place the potatoes in the preheated dish with oil and coat the potatoes in the oil. Sprinkle over the salt and bake for 1 hour, turning the potatoes every 15 minutes until they are deep golden brown and fluffy inside.
    how to make roast potatoes
  4. Remove and serve straight away.

Nutrition Facts
How to make roast potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 person)
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 616mg27%
Potassium 1032mg29%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 6g25%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 28.5mg35%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 8.2mg46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Arwen G Arwen G on January 10, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    YUM!! And I roasted mine in duck fat too – the best!!

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