Roast potatoes

Ed Baines shows how to cook roast potatoes with goose fat for a simple, classic and delicious roast potato
By Ed Baines
Roast potatoes
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 4 Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • goose fat, for roasting

Tips and Suggestions

Goose fat can be found in some supermarkets and delicatessens.


1. Preheat the oven to 170C/150C/gas 3.

2. Boil in a pan of salted water for 5 minutes.

3. Strain and set aside in a colander to cool.

4. Place onto kitchen paper until all moisture has gone and sprinkle with salt.

5. Fill a deep-sided roasted tray with goose fat to a 2cm depth and place the tray in the oven until the fat is sizzling.

6. Add the par-boiled potatoes to the roasting tray, making sure to coat the potatoes in the hot fat.

7. Increase the oven temperature to 180C/gas 4 and roast the potatoes for 30-40 minutes until golden brown, turning the potatoes half-way through the cooking time.

8. Serve hot from the oven.

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