About this recipe: I always try to use Golden Wonders or large baking potatoes - waxy or new potatoes don't crisp up as much. This recipe involves par-boiling them first before roasting, so they all cook evenly and are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside.
Don't be tempted to peel the potatoes and leave them soaking in water - this will cause them to be soggy inside when you roast them. If you need to get ahead, you can roast them the day before and reheat.
Make sure the potatoes are really dry after par-boiling them for 10 minutes. This will prevent them from sticking to the tin as they roast.
Delicious...I like to think my roasties now rival my dad's in terms of deliciousness! - 10 Aug 2013
Perfect - just as described. - 22 Nov 2012
I Always peel them, then fully boil them in the microwave, add butter and seasoned breadcrumb mix and shake them to fluff them up before roasting them in hot olive oil! fabulous!! - 31 Jan 2012