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Christmas on a budget: How to make perfect roast potatoes with cheffing sensations BOSH!

This Christmas, The Big Issue has teamed up with top chefs to help you create your perfect Christmas dinner. Here's the classic roast potatoes

Roast potatoes

BOSH! share their recipe for the best roast potatoes. Illustration: Matt Hollings

Christmas dinner can be tricky to do on a budget, but there are a few great staples that will barely make a dent in the bank. Step in, roast potatoes.

They are a Christmas classic that everyone should have on their dinner table, although they can go wrong. No one wants a soggy potato on Christmas day.

As part of our mission to help people serve up a delicious Christmas dinner on a budget, we asked celebrity chefs BOSH! to share their recipe for the perfect roast potatoes.

Here you have it!

How to make the perfect roast potatoes

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 100ml olive oil 
  • 2kg Maris Piper potatoes 
  • 2 tbsp gram flour 
  • 2 rosemary sprigs 
  • Sea salt 

 Method

  • Preheat oven to 190°C 
  • Pour the olive oil onto a large baking tray. 
  • Warm in the oven while you prepare the potatoes. 
  • Peel the potatoes and cut into big chunks. 
  • Put the potato chunks in a large saucepan over a medium heat, cover with water and add a sprinkle of salt. 
  • Bring to the boil.  
  • Once boiling, reduce heat and cook for 2 minutes. 
  • After 2 minutes, drain the water and leave the potatoes to steam for a couple of minutes until completely dry. 
  • Remove the baking tray from the oven and add the drained potatoes (being really careful because the oil will be hot) and mix to coat well. 
  • Roast the potatoes for 25 minutes. 
  • After 25 minutes, stir through the gram flour, a good pinch of sea salt and the rosemary sprigs. 
  • Mix well and roast for another 20-30 minutes, until golden, crispy and delicious. 

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