Cook potatoes for 8 to 10 minutes in a large pot of boiling water.
Place dripping or oil in a preheated roasting tin until almost smoking.
Drain potatoes and return to pot. Sprinkle with the flour, turmeric, oregano, salt and pepper. Place a lid on the pot and shake vigorously so that potatoes are covered in the flour and spice mixture. Place in the roasting tin and toss to coat in the hot fat. Roast for about 40 minutes.
What to roast?
King Edward, Maris Piper and Desirée potatoes work well for nearly any use, including roasting. For a perfect roast potato, however, I prefer Pentland Dell.
The roasties worked really well, the only thing I would advise is boiling the potatoes a little bit longer, right until the outsides are sort of breaking down. That way the oil can get into the skin easier and they go even crisper. - 07 Jul 2009