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Roast potatoes

This preparation method produces the ultimate in roast potatoes. Always use slightly floury potatoes. A floury consistency ensures that the potatoes will become wonderfully crispy when roasted. Herbs, spices and/or garlic can be added 10 minutes before the potatoes are done.

Roast potatoes

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Ingredients

1

kg

potatoes, slightly floury

 

 

olive oil

Preparation method

  • Preheat the oven to 190ºC.
  • Bring a pan with water and 1% salt on to the boil.
  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunks.
  • Blanch the potatoes for 20 minutes. They can be soft, but not so soft that they fall apart.
  • Place an oven dish in the oven containing a layer of olive oil that will come up to about half the height of the potatoes.
  • Carefully pour the water from the potatoes and allow them to evaporate steam in a colander.
  • Put the potatoes in the oil.
  • Roast for about an hour, turning the potatoes every 20 minutes.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve with chicken or steak, for example. 

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