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This is one of our fantastic recipes that we created for Tesco's #Vegmas Supper Club! Roast potatoes are arguably the most important part of any Christmas dinner and these ones will not disappoint! They're crispy and covered with delicious rosemary and herby flavours.
- 1½ kg Maris Piper Potatoes
- 1½ tbsp sea salt (for the water)
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1½ tbsp sea salt
- 1 bulb garlic (broken into cloves)
- 5 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 10 sprigs of thyme
You will need...
Preheat oven to 220*C | Large roasting tin | Colander
Peel the potatoes and place them in a bowl of cold water (this will help get rid of the excess starch and aid the cooking process) | Drain the potatoes, tip them into a large pot, cover with cold water, add 1.5 tbsp of sea salt, put the pan on the stove and bring the water to the boil | Once the water is boiling, set a timer for 8 minutes | When the timer goes off, pour the potatoes into a colander and drain off the water | Leave the potatoes to steam dry for 5 minutes.
Pick up the colander and shake the potatoes to “chuff” them | Shake the potatoes until their sides are rough (these rough edges will give you a perfect, crunchy crust) | Tip the potatoes into a large tray (making sure they have a bit of room to move and they’re not touching). Pour the olive oil over the potatoes, sprinkle over the salt and then turn the potatoes with a pair of tongs, making sure they’re all well covered in oil and seasoning.
Put the potatoes in the oven and roast them for 30 minutes | Take the potatoes out of the oven, break the bulb over garlic into the pan, sprinkle over the rosemary and thyme | Use tongs to turn the potatoes so they’re well covered in flavour, oil and seasoning | Put the potatoes back in the oven and roast them for a further 40-50 minutes until the skins are incredibly crispy and and a deep, gold colour
Take the potatoes out of the oven and put them on a plate covered with kitchen paper to drain off excess oil | Serve immediately alongside a full roast and all the trimmings