The PERFECT Roasted Potatoes
I am a BIG Jamie Oliver fan. You might think “who is not?”, but I think I am on a totally different level. I have ALL his cookbooks and read every since recipe on them, own all his dvds and obsessively follow his YouTube channel.
A few months ago Jamie posted a video for making roasted potatoes where he explained the secret of making the perfect roasted potatoes. I don’t know you guys, but when it comes to potatoes I always struggle with achieving perfection. Jamie’s advice made THE difference and I am SO going to use this recipe for the rest of my life!
Watch this video or scroll down to read the full recipe!
Ingredients (serves 2):
- 500 gr baby potatoes
- 1 head of garlic, skin on
- 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper
- fresh rosemary
Peel and boil the potatoes, until they are very soft, you might think you over cooked them, but hey…that’s the tip no. 1: OVER BOIL YOUR POTATOES. Then strain them and give it a gentle toss in a bowl so that they get all those little cracks and bits and bites around them. Set them aside
In a baking tray place olive oil, garlic and rosemary (+thyme if you want)
Add the potatoes, season with salt and pepper and gently toss them around so they get well coated
Bake at 180-190 C for about 40 min. At the 40 min mark, take the potatoes out of the oven and gently press them down, so they get this nice flat shape.
Pop them back into the oven and keep cooking for 10-15 more minutes, until they are nice and crispy on the outside but still soft in the inside.
Serve them up nice and hot with some roasted chicken or turkey!
Beautiful and delicious