The Perfect Roast Potato

How to Make Perfect Roasted Potatoes (English Style Roast Potatoes) – forget mashed!…roast those potatoes! Learn how to create a crispy outside with a steaming fluffy inside every time. Great with roast chicken, beef or pork and wonderful served with roasted garlic and sour cream. Soooo delicious.

Recipe by:

“These look so good! the best roast potatoes ever!”

Servings: 6 SERVINGS


6 medium to large sized russet potatoes, peeled
¼ cup olive oil, butter or other oil will work as well; a butter/olive oil combination is very good too
½ tsp kosher salt
½ tsp cracked black pepper
1 whole garlic bulb broken into about 4 pieces, optional


  1. Parboil the potatoes in salted water for about 5 minutes. Some people prefer to boil them longer; up to 8 minutes or so. This will produce a thicker and crispier jacket to the potato if you prefer.
  2. Meanwhile in a 375 degree F oven, heat a baking pan of sufficient size to hold your potatoes without crowding them. A glass or metal pan is fine, as long as it is well heated beforehand. This will help to prevent the potatoes from sticking to the pan. READ MORE

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