Easy Peasy Roast Potatoes
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Easy Peasy Roast Potatoes

Quick, easy and delicious, these Easy Peasy Roast Potatoes are perfect for your Sunday lunch...in fact they are so quick and simple to make you could even have them as a midweek treat!

Recipe Type Side Dish
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Serves 4 people
Calories 230 kcal
Author Eb Gargano

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 kg potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 large red onion peeled and chopped into 8 wedges
  • 6 garlic cloves gently bashed (don't remove the skin)
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220C / 200C / gas mark 7 / 425F. Drizzle a baking tray with enough oil to nearly coat the bottom of the tray and sprinkle with salt and pepper. The baking tray should be large enough to fit all the potatoes in a single layer. (Use two if necessary.)

  2. Put the baking tray in the oven.
  3. Peel and chop the potatoes into quarters (or more pieces if large – as a guide each piece should weigh roughly 50g / 2oz, but it doesn’t matter if some are a bit smaller or larger)

  4. Put the potatoes into boiling water and cook for 12 minutes on a medium heat - start timing from the moment you put the potatoes into the water.
  5. Drain the potatoes and put them back in the saucepan. Put the lid on and shake the pan to rough up the edges, then tumble the potatoes into the baking tray, taking care not to splash yourself with hot fat, and turn the potatoes in the oil to coat them.
  6. The potatoes need to cook for about 1 hour in total.
  7. After about 15 minutes get the potatoes out and spoon the hot fat over the potatoes to baste them, repeat after 30 minutes and 45 minutes. (This step is not strictly necessary but it will make the potatoes crispier and more delicious.)

  8. When you get the potatoes out at the 30 minute mark, add in the onions, garlic and rosemary before basting.

Notes

If you are in a hurry, chop your potatoes up a bit smaller – say 30g / 1oz pieces – and they will cook in the oven in 45 minutes. If you do this, add in the onions, garlic and rosemary after 15 minutes.

Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Peasy Roast Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 1090mg31%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 32.2mg39%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 8.3mg46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.