For The Perfect Roasties You Need Goose Fat From Aldi @£1.79
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For The Perfect Roasties You Need Goose Fat From Aldi @£1.79

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Found 19th Nov 2011
For the perfect roast spuds

1kg Maris Piper potato
100g duck or goose fat fat (for a luxurious taste), or 100ml/3½fl oz olive oil
2 tsp flour
Salt to taste

Method

1. Put a roasting tin in the oven (one big enough to take the potatoes in a single layer) and heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Peel the potatoes and cut each into 4 even-sized pieces if they are medium size, 2-3 if smaller (5cm pieces). Drop the potatoes into a large pan and pour in enough water to barely cover them. Add salt, then wait for the water to boil. As soon as the water reaches a full rolling boil, lower the heat, put your timer on and simmer the potatoes uncovered, reasonably vigorously, for 2 mins. Meanwhile, put your choice of fat into the hot roasting tin and heat it in the oven for a few mins, so it's really hot.
2. Drain the potatoes in a colander. Now it's time to rough them up a bit - shake the colander back and forth a few times to fluff up the outsides. Sprinkle with the flour, and give another shake or two so they are evenly and thinly coated. Carefully put the potatoes into the hot fat - they will sizzle as they go in - then turn and roll them around so they are coated all over. Spread them in a single layer making sure they have plenty of room.
3. Roast the potatoes for 15 mins, then take them out of the oven and turn them over. Roast for another 15 mins and turn them over again. Put them back in the oven for another 10-20 mins, or however long it takes to get them really golden and crisp. The colouring will be uneven, which is what you want. Scatter with salt and serve straight away.

perfic!!!!!

11 Comments

Ha ha, i thought the pic was a pigs ar5e on my laptop!!!! X)

A potential business idea has whizzed through my mind-what happens to all the fat from lipsuction clinics? 100's of uses from candles to soap and cooking for the Hannibal Lecters amongst us.

Edited by: "buylowsellhigh" 19th Nov 2011

mymymy

Ha ha, i thought the pic was a pigs ar5e on my laptop!!!! X)



Me too ha ha X)

love the description..will try many thanks

sugarhunniepie

Me too ha ha X)



It looks like a pig with a sore pooper lol

The best roast potatoes(and chips for that matter)are cooked in beef dripping.;)

All this Goose fat malarkey is just something that all these celebrity chefs say we must use...total nonsense.

UnclePotter

The best roast potatoes(and chips for that matter)are cooked in beef … The best roast potatoes(and chips for that matter)are cooked in beef dripping.;)All this Goose fat malarkey is just something that all these celebrity chefs say we must use...total nonsense.



Agreee with your goose fat comment.A couple of years back I bought Tesco Finest Roast Potatoes In Goose Fat.They were really disappointing.The fat was sickly.

UnclePotter

The best roast potatoes(and chips for that matter)are cooked in beef … The best roast potatoes(and chips for that matter)are cooked in beef dripping.;)All this Goose fat malarkey is just something that all these celebrity chefs say we must use...total nonsense.



Totally agree.
Edited by: "loulou11" 19th Nov 2011

thx for the recipe, will try it.

one tip from breakfast tv,
after parboiling and draining , mix potatoes with semolina and shake before transferring to fat and roasting= amazing!!

Original Poster

semolina or the flour will give a nice crispy outer coating

as for beef dripping its nice but not a nice a goose fat imoh but each to their own
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