Aunt Gemmy's roast potatoes

Aunt Gemmy's roast potatoes


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About this recipe: Roast potatoes are another classic accompianment to go along side a traditional Christmas dinner, or just an average Sunday lunch. I can promise you, hand on heart, that these are the best roast potatoes - and so simple!

gemmawallis Cornwall, England, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 500g potatoes, halved, or quartered, if large
  • 2 chicken OXO® cubes, crumbled
  • 20 sprays of oil

Prep:7min  ›  Cook:24min  ›  Ready in:31min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
  2. Put your potatoes in a microwavable dish with a splash of water and cover. Cook them in the microwave for about 9 minutes (900 watts).
  3. Once cooked, empty the potatoes onto a oven-proof tray. Spray with the oil, and sprinkle on the OXO cubes. Use a brush (not one for paintings) to make sure all potatoes are covered.
  4. Roast in the oven until potatoes are crispy.


DO NOT PEEL the potatoes. The skin crisps up so much better, and plus the skin has most the nutrition.

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Reviews (3)


These roast potatoes were easy and delicious. I added the oil and oxo cube crumbs to the potatoes after draining the water from their microwaving but while they were still in a bowl, so they were easy to toss and coat evenly. - 14 Mar 2013


Nice Makes potato taste very nice! - 04 Nov 2012


Disappointing, they did nit crisp up at all, although the stock cubes gave them flavour that was nice. - 19 Jan 2014

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