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Roast Potatoes

13th April 2022

The Perfect Roast Potatoes

Provenance Potatoes producer of Kent's finest potatoes, reveals the secrets to achieving the perfect crispy roasties.


Choose fluffy potatoes such as King Edwards or Maris Piper

Parboil the potatoes for NO more than 10 minutes

Ensure the oil or fat is VERY hot before adding the potatoes, this helps to ‘seal’ the outside making a fluffier roastie inside

Spread the potatoes out in the tin so they cook evenly and ensure they are all covered with the fat

For super crispy skin, sprinkle polenta over the potatoes just before they go in the oven



700g King Edwards, peeled and quartered

2 tbsp oil (sunflower, vegetable, rapeseed) or 30g fat (duck or goose fat)


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, 180°C Fan, Gas Mark 6

2. Put the oil or fat into a large roasting tin and place in the oven for 10 minutes.

3. Add the potatoes to cold water and bring to the boil. Do not leave the potatoes in the water for more than 10 minutes in total.

4. Drain the potatoes, shake the pan to rough up the edges. Carefully add the hot oil or fat and spread the potatoes out in the roasting tin.

5. Roast in the oven for approximately 45 minutes, turning twice.