23 December 2013

Perfect Christmas roast potatoes.

I am definitely more a veg and potato type of girl than meat. On my Christmas dinner I have a little bit of Turkey well because you have to don't you? I then pile on the veg and potatoes with gravy. So I thought I would share with you my Christmas roast potato recipe. First off I peel and cut the potatoes all a similar size and par boil for 10 minutes. When they are a similar size they will all cook evenly. I then make a couple of bouquet garnis. I use woody herbs like sage, rosemary, oregano, thyme and wrap them up together using some string. Alternatively all the major supermarkets do them already made up this time of year.

I then pour a pot of goose fat in a roasting tray and heat that up on high in the oven.

When the potatoes are par boiled I sieve the water out bash them and sprinkle a tablespoon of flour over them so when they roast they get all crunchy and crispy.

I then add potatoes to the hot roasting tray, the bouquet garnis, around 10 bashed up garlic cloves with some rock salt and black pepper. Then I roast for an hour and a half, the last half hour I add some whole baby carrots and chunky parsnips. It completely depends on your oven but they will be all golden and crispy, then you will know them beauty's are done. 

Crispy on the outside and all fluffy in the middle is my idea of the perfect roastie. What's your trick to making the perfect roasties? What's your favourite part of your Christmas dinner? Do you think you will try this recipe?


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