Perfect Roast Potatoes

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An essential for any Sunday lunch.

10 mins
50 mins
Serves: 6
1.5kg (3 1/4 lb) King Edward or Maris Piper potatoes, peeled
3 tbsp vegetable oil
Sea salt


Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6. Pour the vegetable oil into a large roasting tin and place in the oven to heat up. Cut the potatoes into even-sized chunks. Cook in a large pan of salted boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain and return to the pan. Shake the potatoes to dry and to roughen the edges to give them a crispy coating. When the oil is sizzling, add the potatoes. Spoon the fat over. Return to the oven for 45-50 minutes, basting and turning once or twice during cooking time or until golden and crispy.