Ultimate Christmas Roast Potatoes

Ultimate Christmas Roast Potatoes 

Nothing screams Christmas dinner quite like a perfectly crispy and fluffy roast potato. The ultimate sideshow to your succulent main course, roast potatoes are essential to the festive feast. 

Prep time: 20 Mins 
Cook time: 50 Mins 
Serves: 4 


  • 1Kg of Albert Bartlett Potatoes 
  • 100g of goose or duck fat, alternatively 100ml of olive oil  
  • 2 tsp of flour 
  • Salt & Pepper 


Step 1: Put the roasting tin into the oven and heat to 200c  

Step 2: Peel the potatoes & cut them evenly into 4 slices per potato 

Step 3: Add the potatoes into a large pan and cover in water 

Step 4: Add a pinch of salt & allow the water to boil. Once the water has reached boiling point, lower the heat & start a timer for 2 minutes. 

Step 5: While your potatoes are cooking add the fat or the oil into the hot roasting tin & heat in the oven. Take caution when doing this. 

Step 6: Drain the water from the potatoes and shake them a few times to allow them to be fluffy on the outside.  

Step 7: Add the flour to the potatoes and give them a good shake. 

Step 8: Put the potatoes onto to hot pain & turn them so they are fully coated. Please take caution when doing this.  

Step 9: Put them in the oven for 15 minutes & remove and shake. 

Step 10: Roast for another 15 minutes & shake them again. Put them back into the oven for a further 10 minutes. Alternatively keeps them in the oven until they are a colour of your liking.  

Step 11: Sprinkle some salt & serve. 

Recipe inspired by BBC Good Food 

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