An age old question when the Winter comes around is, how does one create the perfect roast potato? It’s a question that every grandmother knows the secret answer to, but here at Previous magazine we’ve got the perfect recipe to answer your potato needs.
In order to achieve them, you’ll need the following ingredients;
- 1tbs of garlic
- 1tsp of turmeric
- 1tsp of ground cumin
- 1tbs of chile flakes/to taste
- 1tsp of fennel seeds
Let’s get started with your perfect roast potatoes
First off, you should acquire around five large potatoes. For our potatoes we used local organic produce, but any potatoes shall do. Then it comes to washing the potatoes, although they may be pre-washed, we’re going to be keeping the skins on, so your best bet is to wash them again yourself. You now want to dice your potatoes into 1sq inch pieces.
Place enough water to cover your potatoes into the pot of your choice, and bring the water to the boil before placing the potatoes into the pot.
Whilst they’re boiling, it’s time to get your ingredients ready! Use a pestle and mortar to grind all of your ingredients together with the garlic. (If you don’t have a pestle and mortar, don’t worry! You can always use something else to grind your ingredients.)
After the potatoes have boiled for approximately ten minutes or so, it’s time to preheat your oven to 150°C to 200°C. Once the oven’s heating, it’s time for you to drain your potatoes!
Place your potatoes onto an oven tray and glaze with butter or vegetable oil to your satisfaction. Now it’s time to sprinkle on your ground ingredients that you prepared earlier, remember to make sure the potatoes are coated evenly.
Grab a fork or potato masher and make some light indents on your potatoes; making the small imperfections that will go delightfully crispy once baked. Now time to pop them in the oven! Remember: 150°C to 200°C for approximately an hour until golden brown or suitable for your taste buds!
The Finished Result: Delicious Roast Potatoes
And there we have it, your potatoes should be golden brown and ready to help you keep your family and friends a little bit warmer during the forthcoming Winter months.
Let us know how your roast potatoes went down in the comments below!