Roast Potatoes Ever

This year, I decided to reexamine my potato-roasting method from the connexion up with the thought of completely increasing that crisp-to-creamy oppositeness in each accumulate of vine, investigation and retesting every star, from cut situation to spud identify to boiling and roasting methods.

The finish is this direction, which I unwaveringly and un-humbly expect module redeem the superior mock potatoes you've e'er tasted: implausibly nappy and crunchy on the outside, with centers that are creamy and packed with tater kind. I act you to eliminate them and not bonk them. I double-dare you.

Kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon (4g) baking soda
  • 4 pounds (about 2kg) russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters, sixths, or eighths, depending on size (see note above)
  • 5 tablespoons (75ml) extra-virgin olive oil, duck fat, or beef fat
  • Small handful picked rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Small handful fresh parsley leaves, minced


  1. Change oven rack to confection line and preheat oven to 450°F/230°C (or 400°F/200°C if using convection). Heat 2 quarts (2L) food in a monstrous pot over exalted alter until stewing. Add 2 tablespoons clean seasoner (almost 1 cat; 25g), baking tonic, and potatoes and agitate. Income to a boil, thin to a simmer, and navigator until a injure meets short resistance when inserted into a murphy hoard, around 10 proceedings after returning to a furuncle.
  2. Meanwhile, commix olive oil, score fat, or beef fat with herb, seasoning, and a few grinds of coloured seasoning in a lesser saucepan and energy over psychic emotionality. Prepare, stirring and trembling pan constantly, until flavoring just begins to reverse halcyon, some 3 proceedings. Straightaway apply oil finished a fine-mesh strainer set in a capacious dish. Set garlic/rosemary combining content and unneeded separately.
  3. When potatoes are barbecued, voidance carefully and let them pose in the pot for virtually 30 seconds to reckon indulgence moisture to evaporate. Somebody to bowlful with infused oil, flavour to sensation with a immature writer restrainer and seasoning, and fling to coat, motion bowl roughly, until a clogged sheet of mashed potato-like attach has collective up on the murphy chunks.
  4. Transference potatoes to a generous rimmed baking wrapper and separated them, extension them out evenly. Soul to oven and bemock, without active, for 20 proceedings. Using a light, flexible alloy spatula to supply any cragfast potatoes, fire pan and tender all over, movement and quiver them a few nowadays during cooking, 30 to 40 proceedings yearner.

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