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Crispy Garlic Roast Potatoes

70 minsServes 4Ingredients:1kg washed baby potatoes, halved4 good sized cloves of garlic, finely diced2 tbsp olive oil50g salted butter1 tsp salt1/2 tsp black pepper¼ cup mixed herbs
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Crispy Garlic Roast Potatoes

Serves 4| Ready in 1 hrs 10 mins
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Crunchy golden roast potatoes with a light, creamy centre and crispy garlic cooked in butter is just about the best way to eat potatoes. This is the side dish of your dreams.

Crispy Garlic Roast Potatoes

Roast potatoes need only a few things to truly epic. They need to be parboiled in boiling water first and they need an hour in the oven to get the proper amount of crispness. You can totally pull them out of the oven after 30-40 mins (they will be cooked but not nearly as good), but give them the full hour if you want that crisssspppyyy potato crunch.

I like to skip the peeling step too, if you use a washed new potato the skin is pretty thin and crisps up quite nice.

These crispy garlic roast potatoes are show stoppers and go perfectly with any main dish like roast chicken, roast lamb, or pulled pork.

What you need to make Crispy Garlic Roast Potatoes

Potatoes, salt, pepper, butter, olive oil and garlic
Washed new potatoes
New/baby are the best potatoes for roasting are small variety of potatoes. Baby, chat, salad, new potatoes in my opinion roast the best and become super creamy. You don't have to peel them either!
For a whole new flavour dimension that only crispy garlic can bring
Olive oil and butter
The combination of butter and olive oil makes them even more tasty
Salt and black pepper
The all-important seasoning
Mixed herbs
I used a combination of rosemary, thyme and dill

How to make Crispy Garlic Roast Potatoes

Potatoes boiling
1. Par boil potatoes

Preheat your oven to 220 c / 430 f place your roasting tray in the oven. Cut potatoes in half, then put them in a saucepan and fill with water to cover, bring to a boil for 7-10 minutes (until the potatoes flaking away at the edges).

Draining boiled potatoes
2. Drain potatoes

Drain potatoes, give them a little shake to rough up the edges, let the steam escape for a couple of minutes.

Adding salt, pepper and olive oil to roasting tray
3. Roast potatoes

Add the oil and the butter to the hot pan and allow the butter to melt. Then add the potatoes along with salt and pepper, toss through then roast for 20 minutes, using a spatula, turn the potatoes over, roast for another 30 minutes.

Adding garlic to roast potatoes
4. Add garlic

Add the garlic to the roasting pan and toss through the potatoes, cook for another 10 minutes or until golden and crispy and the garlic is golden brown.

Garnishing roast potatoes
5. Garnish

Serve on a platter with a scattering of herbs and extra seasoning (if needed).

Watch how to make Crispy Garlic Roast Potatoes

Frequently asked questions & tips for Crispy Garlic Roast Potatoes

What are the best potatoes for roasting?
In my opinion The best potatoes for roasting are a young / new potato. They are small, the skin is thin and they have less starch which means they’ll keep their shape but be super creeaaammmyyy on the inside (as opposed to more fluffy from the bigger sizes). New potatoes can come in all the varieties of your regular potatoes like yukon, russet, maris piper, but they may just also be labelled as ‘new’ or ‘baby’ potatoes. This just means that they were harvested early.
Hot tip
If some are looking a little less golden as you're tossing them half way through; turn them face down to come in contact with the heat of the pan, which will cause them to become nice and golden during the rest of the cooking process.
What if I'm also cooking a roast at a lower temperature?
When cooking these roast potatoes along side something else that is roasting at a lower temp, you just need to make sure you give them a longer cooking time. For example if you're cooking a roast at 200c, then the potatoes would need to cook for another 20 or so minutes longer to properly brown and crisp up.
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Crispy Garlic Roast Potatoes

Cook Time
1 hrs
Prep Time
10 mins
Crunchy golden roast potatoes with a light, creamy centre and crispy garlic cooked in butter is just about the best way to eat potatoes. This is the side dish of your dreams.
  • 1kg washed baby potatoes, halved
  • 4 good sized cloves of garlic, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 50g salted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup mixed herbs
Category - Sides
Cuisine - British inspired
Skill Level - Super easy
Other categories -
Sides, Christmas, Vegetarian
Nutritional information
Calories 349.4 kcal17%
Carbohydrates 44.9 g15%
Sodium 677.5 mg29%
Magnesium 59.9 mg15%
Protein 5.4 g11%
Sugar 2.0 g2%
Calcium 42.6 mg4%
Vitamin A 8%
Fat 17.4 g27%
Fiber 5.7 g23%
Iron 2.1 mg12%
Vitamin C 61%

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