Roasting potatoes is one of my favourite ways to cook them. Crispy and soft at the same time, lots of flavour and filling. They seem like they should be hard to cook, but they are actually ridiculously easy.
Step 1: Preheat the oven
Set your oven to 220°C (428°F in freedom units). Leave it on while you prepare the rest.
Step 2: Prepare the potatoes
Dice the potatoes to the size that you want. The smaller they are the faster they will cook, but I like to keep them around the same size that I do with boiled potatoes.
Next you want to place the potatoes in a bowl, then add the oil, salt, pepper, and garlic.
You can actually add different herbs and spices here if you want the potatoes to have a bit of flavour. Paprika can work well, but pretty much anything goes here.
Now is time to get your hands dirty! Dig in and mix up the potatoes until they are evenly covered in the oil.
Have a paper towel or a napkin ready – running your hands under water doesn’t wash the oil completely off your hands.
Step 3: Tray them
Cover an oven tray in foil. Then just place the potatoes on the tray, making sure to spread them out so they’re not touching each other.
Step 4: Bake them
Now just stick them in the preheated oven! After around 20-25 minutes they should be browning on one side. Take them out and turn them over so the other side can cook. Put them back in the oven for around 10-15 minutes. Once they are done they should be brown and crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside.
Step 5: Serve them with anything except durian
They’re now ready to eat! They go well with a roast and gravy. Or you can serve them with a salad, melt cheese on them, or add pretty much any kind of sauce. Whatever you want really.
Just don’t do anything with durian.